2017 WIWSA SYMPOSIUM “PREPARATION OF SMALL WATER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS”

 

2017 WIWSA SYMPOSIUM

PREPARATION OF SMALL WATER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS”

OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
950 NW 2nd AVE

Saturday June 24, 2017 8:00am to 4:00 pm

Per: Washington Administrative Code 246-290-105 / Document DOH 331-134

8:00 – 8:30 Welcome and Introductions JIM PATTON,

President WIWSA

 

8:30 – 9:15

Keynote address

The Purpose of a Small Water System Management Program  Three Element Composition

DEREK PELL

Assistant Regional Manager

Department of Health

Office of Drinking Water

 

9:30 – 10:45

 

Technical Capacity

Element #1

 

BOB BERGSTROM

Professional Engineer

DOUG KELLY

Island County Hydrogeologist

 

11:00 – 12:15

 

Managerial Capacity

Element #2

STAN STANLEY

Whidbey West Water Association

Arlene Hyatt

Capacity Development Project Manager

WA DOH ODW

LUNCH

A free light lunch will be provided on site

 

 

1:15 – 2:30

 

Financial Capacity

Element #3

GREG CANE

Cane Engineering

JOHN LOVIE

Vice President WIWSA

JENNIFER KROPACK

Regional Planner WA DOH-ODW

2:45 – 4:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

This time is reserved for questions from the audience

To register, please complete the Registration Form

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING JUNE 15, 2017 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

JUNE 15, 2017 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

 AT CENTRAL WHIDBEY ISLAND FIRE & RESCUE

1164 RACE ROAD, COUPEVILLE, WA

AGENDA

Call to order
Member and guest introductions – introduce new board member, Joe Grogan, Utilities Supervisor for Coupeville

Quorum call
Verification of membership

Approve Agenda
Vote to approve Agenda

Secretary’s Report
Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the March 15, 2017 General Membership Meeting.  Vote to approve the Minutes.

Treasurer’s Report
John Lovie will present the Treasurer’s Report.  Vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

“Pass the word!”:

  1. 1. Scheduled dates for 2017 Membership Meetings
  2. Topic & speakers for 2017 WIWSA Symposium – June 24th
  3. Plans for WIWSA Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

Theme of this meeting:
Purpose of and preparations for a Sanitary Survey of your water system

1st Guest Speaker:
Mr. Brian Boye, Manager, Sanitary Survey Programs, WA DOH

2nd Guest Speaker:
Ms. Virpi Salo-Zieman, NW Regional Engineer, WA DOH

3rd Guest Speaker:
Mr. Vin Sherman, Island County Health Department

Floor open for general discussion

Adjourn

WIWSA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE JUNE, 2017

Perhaps the best “diagnostic” tool for identifying problems with any small water system is a Sanitary Survey which is a comprehensive inspection mandated for Group A ground water systems by the Federal Government (CFR 141.401) with responsibility delegated to Washington State via its Administrative Code (WAC 246-290-416).

In Island County, Sanitary Surveys of systems with more complex treatment facilities or special problems are conducted by the NW Regional Engineer for the State Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water. More routine Surveys are delegated to officials in the County Health Department.

While these are not “White Glove” inspections as in the military, the inspectors look for the kinds of discrepancies that may lead to system failure or worse, illness among those who drink the water that you are purveying.

State law requires a routine survey every five years, however, the occurrence of positive tests for coliforms or other reported problems typically calls for more frequent Surveys. Wise owners and operators of our local water systems will operate and maintain their equipment and keep their paper documents up to date as if a Sanitary Survey is scheduled for tomorrow. The burden of correcting discrepancies falls on the systems’ owners and their boards of directors.

While neither Federal nor State laws require Sanitary Surveys for Group B water systems, as always, WIWSA recommends that the owners of Group B systems “pretend” that they are Group A systems and hold themselves to the higher standards!

Our Quarterly Members’ Meeting on June 15th will focus entirely on Sanitary Surveys and experts from the State and the County will be on hand to advise you and to answer your questions.

Warm regards,

Jim Patton