13th Annual U.S. EPA Drinking Water Workshop

Continuing a 12-year tradition, EPA is again partnering with ASDWA to host the Drinking Water Workshop.  This event is designed to support the efforts of state and local officials to assist small systems through providing timely information on a variety of drinking water topics including treatment technologies, drinking water regulations, compliance issues, and emerging contaminants.

This year’s workshop (August 23-25, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinnati, OH) will provide in-depth training and information on various solutions and strategies for handling small system problems and compliance challenges. Topics planned for the agenda include:
·         Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)
·         Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)
·         Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR)
·         Health Advisories
·         Distribution system issues, including lead and lead service lines, biofilms (e.g., Legionella), disinfection, and disinfection byproducts
·         Monitoring and treatment, including emerging contaminants (e.g., PFOA/PFOS), harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxins, inorganics, and analytics
The workshop also offers breakout groups discussing current challenges in the drinking water arena, an “Ask the Experts” opportunity, a poster session, and an optional tour of EPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center.

For all the workshop information including registration links for the workshop and the hotel, see the workshop web page.