Join Us October 9th for ASDWA’s Capacity Development and Source Water Protection Collaboration Webinar

This webinar will explore opportunities for state drinking water capacity development and source water protection program coordinators to work together to help their small water systems enhance compliance and prevent MCL exceedances.  The target audiences are  State and EPA Regional capacity development and source water protection coordinators, technical assistance providers, and any other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Attendees will learn how two states are collaborating to use both their source water protection and capacity development programs to benefit small water systems.  Source water protection can be a viable option for:  enhanced compliance; increased resiliency; cost savings from monitoring waivers and filtration variances; and for potentially offsetting additional treatment costs for particular contaminants or problems with the water supply.  Source water protection is also a key component of the multi-barrier approach to public health protection.  The key logistical information for this webinar is as follows:

  • Date:  Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • Time:  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (eastern time)
  • Cost:  Free
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  • Presenters:
    • Washington:  Loralei Walker and Kitty Weisman from the State of Washington will share information about the state requirement for water systems to prepare and implement a Water System Plan that includes source water protection.  They will also share an example from at least one water system they are working with.
    • Maryland:  Lyn Poorman and John Grace from the State of Maryland will provide information about the state’s integrated planning process and water system tool to help water systems with capacity development, source water protection, and water supply sustainability.  They will also share information about their efforts to help a number of groundwater systems with nitrate problems.