2018 Basic Waterworks Workshop – Lynnwood

 

2018 Basic Waterworks Workshop – Lynnwood

 

When
Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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Where

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District Office
3626 156th ST SW
Lynnwood, WA 98087
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Other NWWA Training

Pump Station Operation & Maintenance – October in Mt Vernon

 

Emergency Preparedness – November 4th in Friday Harbor

 

Western Washington Short School & Trade Show – June 4 & 5, 2019 in Lynnwood

Reminder

Basic Waterworks

 

Thursday September 20th starting at 8:00 AM

at the offices of Alderwood Water & Wastewater District in Lynnwood, WA.

 

This program is designed for new utility front-line employees, office staff or others that want a preview or review of the basics of a water utility, the terminology, regulations, processes and goals.  Topics will include:

  • Overview of Water systems
  • Regulations & Contaminants
  • Water Sources
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics
  • Treatment & Disinfection
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Protection Practices
  • Construction & Maintenance
  • Disaster Response

Instructors will be:

  • Jeff Marrs, City of Anacortes
  • Tom Vane, Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
  • Jeff Lundt, KCWTD

0.6 CEUs – CEUs are APPROVED

 

Cost is $80 for AWWA, WEF or PNCWA members and $105 for non-members.  $25 surcharge after September 12th.

 

Lunch and refreshments included.

 

Registration is limited to 40 people and will close on Monday September 17th.

 

Click on the link below to register or for more information.

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Small system and student scholarships are available.  For details please see the web page in the link shown above.  Our cancellation policy is also on the workshop web page.  If you have any questions, please contact us at the email or phone below.

 

Thank you for your time and attention and we look forward to seeing you at the Basic Waterworks Workshop.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Lundt

Northwest Washington Subsection AWWA

jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov

2064775582

2018 Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Friday Harbor

 

2018 Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Friday Harbor

 

When
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM PST
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Where

Sunset Point Fire Station
260 West ST
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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Other NWWA Training:

 

Water Storage Basics September 12th Anacortes

 

Basic Waterworks September 20th, Lynnwood

 

Pump Station O&M October, Mt Vernon

 

Western Washington Short School & Trade Show, June 4 & 5, 2019

Please Attend

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

 

Wednesday November 6th starting at 7:45 AM

in the Sunset Point Fire Station

in Friday Harbor, WA.

 

(Please note this is a change of date from our advanced notice last spring.  Hope this new date works for you and we will see you November 6th in Friday Harbor!)

 

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of emergency preparedness and the response of water utilities in the event of an emergency or disaster.  Assessing risks, planning, and preparedness will lead to utilities that function better in emergencies, work more efficiently to restore service to customers, and are better able to maintain water quality.  Topics will include:

  • Water Utility Emergencies
  • Emergency Case Studies
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Risk & Resilience
  • Incident Command System
  • Public Outreach During Emergencies
  • Business & Operational Continuity
  • Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARNs)
  • Tabletop & Field Exercises, and Other Training
  • Personal Preparedness
  • Facility Physical Security
  • Cyber Security

Instructors will be:

  • Jolyn Leslie, WSDOH
  • Jeff Lundt, KCWTD

0.7 CEUs Approved, water & wastewater

 

Cost is $80 for AWWA, WEF, or PNCWA members and $105 for non-members.  $25 surcharge after Thursday October 25th.

 

Lunch and refreshments are included.

 

Registration is limited to 30 people and will close on Thursday November 1st.

 

Click on the link below to register or for more information.

Get more information
Register Now!
Small system and student scholarships are available.  For details please see the web page in the link shown above.  Our cancellation policy is also on the workshop web page.  If you have any questions, please contact us at the email or phone below.

 

For other training events see the registration webpage or the Subsection website.

 

Thank you for your time and attention and we look forward to seeing you at the Emergency Preparedness Workshop.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Lundt

Northwest Washington Subsection AWWA

jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov

206-477-5582

President’s Message – September 2018

Our regular Quarterly Members’ Meetings have always been well attended and, I hope, have always provided information and advice helpful to our members.  We do get feedback after the meetings and we are grateful for the guidance and encouragement we receive from those who share those four evenings a year with us.

In the dozen weeks between meetings we listen carefully to questions and expressions of concern from our members and that helps us to choose the themes and speakers for our next meeting. In the last several weeks we have responded to more than a few questions about how to handle the financials connected with “purveying” (i.e. selling) potable water to our neighbors.

Producing, treating, storing and distributing safe drinking water to those who trust and depend upon us as owners, operators and managers of their main source of water is a serious responsibility.  The assured availability of that water – and especially its quality — is not only pertinent to the health of those who purchase it but is a vital factor in determining the value of their homes and properties.

Purveying / selling potable water is similar to most retail businesses.  The purveying organization must match the price of the water to the whole cost of obtaining it and making it available.  At least some of that cost is driven by the special rules imposed by our federal and state governments to ensure that our “product” will not sicken the buyers.  In some special cases, like here on Whidbey Island where we depend on a sole source aquifer, our state government also wisely encourages conservation and pricing can be used as a tool in that regard.

For our meeting on September 18th (5:00 – 7:00 pm at Coupeville Library) we have assembled a panel that will offer thoughtful and informed suggestions about arranging the finances of a typical small water system.  I hope to see all of you at the meeting.

Warm regards, Jim Patton

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING September 18, 2018 – 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

September 18, 2018 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
SNO-ISLE COUPEVILLE LIBRARY
788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA 98239

AGENDA

Call to order                     Member and guest introductions

Quorum call                     At least one-fifth of membership present

Approve Agenda             Vote to approve the Agenda

Secretary’s Report:  Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the June 20, 2018 General Membership Meeting.  Members vote to approve the Minutes.

Treasurer’s Report:    Bethel Hart will present the Treasurer’s Report.  Members vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

“Pass the word!”:   1. Date for next Quarterly Membership Meeting: December 19th – at Coupeville Library; 2. Catching up on WIWSA Membership Certificates; 3. Availability of AWWA training courses to WIWSA members

Theme of this meeting:  Figuring out how and what to charge for the water you are “purveying” (i.e. selling to your members)

Introduction of guest panelists:

Mr. John Lovie, VP, WIWSA & Board Member, SunVista/Sunlight Beach Water System – emphasis on calculating the price of water that covers the whole cost of production & distribution.

Mr. Greg Cane, P.E., owner of Cane Engineering – emphasis on calculating and collecting funds needed for improvements and replacements.

Mrs. Randi Perry, WIWSA Secretary & Utility Supervisor, City of Langley – emphasis on determining the real cost of producing and distributing potable water.

Floor open for general discussion                                          Adjourn