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Complimentary Small Systems Training

A number of free training opportunities for small systems will be available over the next weeks and months sponsored by AWWA and AWWA’s training partner, the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN).  This is all made possible through an assistance grant from EPA.  The free small system training opportunities are listed below.  Click on the title to get more information and to register.

Webinar:  Find Money in the Water System Budget: Paying for Energy Improvements

Being held on September 16, 2015, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT, this webinar will focus on energy savings performance contracting (ESPC). In ESPC, an energy services company (ESCO), a financing firm, a measurement & verification (M&V) firm, and a customer (the water system) come together to design, finance, and build energy improvements at the water system.

Free eLearning Courses:

This eLearning course focuses on 3 major areas needed by small systems to achieve financial sustainability; including understanding enterprise funds and their revenues, as well as an overview of what is needed to protect public health through safe water.

This eLearning course focuses on 4 major areas needed by small systems to maintain and achieve compliance with the Revised Total Coliform Rule; including when and how to conduct the RTCR assessment, evaluation of sampling procedures, source water treatment assessments and evaluation of distribution system operations and maintenance practices on coliform occurrence.

Workshops:  In addition to the webinar and eLearning courses, workshops are being held across the country to provide direct education and assistance to small systems.  Topics for the workshops include issues like financial management, achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA, navigating infrastructure funding, and asset management.  Go to AWWA’s Small Systems Training web page for a complete listing of the workshops and to register.

Be sure your state’s small systems take advantage of these free training opportunities through the webinars, eLearning, or when an on-site training is being held in your state.