Successful U.S. EPA Drinking Water Workshop Held in Cincinnati

On August 25-27, 2015, EPA’s Office of Research & Development and Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water – in cooperation with ASDWA – held the 12th Annual U.S. EPA Drinking Water Workshop, subtitled, “Small Drinking Water Systems:   Challenges and Solutions.”  This workshop in Cincinnati, Ohio drew approximately 270 attendees from state drinking water programs, consulting firms, technical assistance provider organizations, academia, and water utilities.  Attendees participated in concurrent sessions on distribution systems, biological treatment, premise plumbing, treatment options for small systems, all hazards resiliency considerations, emerging regulatory & non-regulatory issues, and disinfection & disinfection byproducts.  The workshop also included breakout group discussions as well as plenary sessions on a number of topical, cross-cutting issues, such as harmful algal blooms, Legionella, fluoridation, and possible changes to the Lead & Copper Rule.  All Powerpoint presentations, as well as notes from breakout discussion sessions, will shortly be posted to ASDWA’s website.  ASDWA appreciates the collaboration with our EPA colleagues in putting on this workshop and the time and attention of all state participants.