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ASDWA Cold Weather Drinking Water Issues Webinar with Alaska and the Dakotas

On Monday, November 15th, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (eastern time), ASDWA will host a webinar on, “Cold Weather Drinking Water Issues,” with presentations from three states.

  • South Dakota: Mark Mayer, the Drinking Water Administrator for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources will present, “Cold as Ice.” This presentation will highlight typical cold weather operational issues and challenges and share a case study about a surface water treatment plant failure and water outage.
  • North Dakota: Greg Wavra, the Drinking Water Administrator for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will present, “Emergency Management in Freezing Conditions.” This presentation will discuss emergency management and response to cold and ice impacts on drinking water pipes and treatment and share a contamination case study from a temporary housing community.
  • Alaska: Cindy Christian, the Drinking Water Administrator for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will present, “And Now It’s Really Cold – Operations in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic.” This presentation will cover the unique challenges that Alaska water systems face due to extreme temperatures and the engineering and operating practices that allow the water to keep flowing.

State and territorial drinking water program representatives are encouraged to attend, and the webinar is open to anyone else who would like to join us. Register for the webinar here.