2019 Basic Waterworks Workshop in Coupeville WA

Tuesday April 16th starting at 8:00 AM

at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, Coupeville WA


In partnership with the
Whidbey Island Water Systems Association


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM PDT
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Coupeville Recreation Hall
901 NW Alexander St
Coupeville, WA 98239  

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Jeff Lundt
Northwest Washington Subsection AWWA

A one-day presentation of some of the basic elements, terminology, regulations and concepts involved in operating a water utility.  This workshop is aimed at new frontline employees, office staff and others who would benefit from an understanding of the basic concepts and terminology used in the water supply industry.  Topics include:

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

Instructors will be:

Allen Fitz – Engineer

Jeff Marrs – City of Anacortes

Jeff Lundt P.E. – King County WTD

0.6 CEUs Basic Waterworks presentation (APPROVED!)

Cost is $25 for WIWSA members, $80 for AWWA, WEF & PNCWA members and $105 for non-members.  If you, or your utility are WIWSA, AWWA, WEF or PNCWA members you qualify for the member rates.  Lunch and refreshments are included.  $20 surcharge for registering after Monday April 8th.  Registration closes Friday April 12th.

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Cancellation Policy – If a registrant is unable to attend the workshop and a substitute within the organization can attend, please contact Jeff Lundt at jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov to update the information.  If unable to attend or send a substitute contact the above at least one week before the workshop for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee).  Refunds after that time will not be given. 

If the workshop is cancelled due to lack of registration or another reason, full refunds will be given.

Please note that the on-line registration system requires a unique email address for each registrant.  If you do not have a work or home email call Jeff Lundt (206/477-5582) for a work-around.

For more information contact us at the email or phone shown on the left. 

Thanks for your time and attention.

Other NWWA Training Events for 2019

Water Storage Basics Monday April 1st, Burlington Public Library

Emergency Preparedness Tuesday May 7th, Legion Hall Everett

Pump Station Operations & Maintenance Wednesday May 22nd Port Townsend

Western Washington Short School & Trade Show, Tuesday & Wednesday June 4th & 5th, 2019 – Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA.

See the subsection Webpage for updates on dates and other training

General Membership Meeting

March 14, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sno-Isle Coupeville Library
788 NW Alexander St, Copeville, WA 98239


Call to order & Quorum call

Member and guest introductions

Approve Agenda

Members vote to approve the Agenda (leaving routine “housekeeping” items until after the main presentations).

“Pass the word!”:

  1. Plan for bringing AWWA one-day workshops to Whidbey Island, subject matter, date, location and fees for the first workshop;
  2. Dates for Quarterly Membership Meetings in 2019 at Coupeville Library;
  3. Plans for subject matter for these meetings.
  4. WIWSA board members serving on the Whidbey Island Water Resources Committee – Charter and Mission of the WRAC.

Themes of this meeting:

Derek Pell, Deputy Director of the ODW: View from Olympia – Issues & Answers.

John Lovie, WIWSA VP and Doug Kelly, IC Hydrogeologist – Water Systems Digital Data Bases and How to Access Them.

Secretary’s Report:

Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the December 19, 2018 General Membership Meeting. Members vote to approve the Minutes.

Treasurer’s Report:

Bethel Hart will present the Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2019. Members vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report and Budget.

Floor open for general discussion

Questions about water system digital data bases.


WIWSA President’s Message March 2019

Those of us who were born before the so-called “Digital Revolution” still expect to find important data and information about nearly everything printed on paper. Wellllll, that revolution really happened and now we are all working hard to become “computer literate.”

When we needed information or data about our water systems, for example, it once required an actual “voyage of discovery” down to Island County Administration, a “get acquainted” chat over the desk, and the patience to delve through records in every stage of decay. Not so anymore! We are indeed fortunate to have access to digital “Navigators” who can guide us to the data and information that we need without us even leaving our kitchen tables. Two of those intrepid Navigators, John Lovie and Doug Kelly, will spread out the pertinent digital maps for us at our next Quarterly Members Meeting, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 14th at the Coupeville Library. Please attend and bring your trickiest questions about digital access “courses and speeds.”

As a bonus, we will also host the recently appointed Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water. Derek Pell served the public as the Deputy Director of the NW Region of the ODW for years and is no stranger to Whidbey Island and our association. We want to hear about his first impressions of “Life at the Top” at the seat of our State Government – so bring even trickier questions for his challenge!

Warm regards, Jim Patton

P. S. As a matter of interest, please see the record below of the themes that we have explored at all of our Quarterly Members’ Meetings over the last five years – and don’t hesitate to let us know if you think that some are important enough to revisit.

  • 2014
    • Q1 Insurance for Small Water Systems
    • Q2 What’s New at Island County Health and ODW
    • Q3 Recruiting and Training Certified Water System Operators
    • Q4 Consolidating Small Water Systems into Districts
  • 2015
    • Q1 Potential for Disruption of Water Supplies
    • Q2 Plans for Response to Acts of Nature
    • Q3 Funding sources for Improvements and Repairs
    • Q4 World Café – Concerns and Suggestions
  • 2016
    • Q1 Responsibilities of Water Boards
    • Q2 Who Owns Our Drinking Water?
    • Q3 Water Treatment
    • Q4 How to Develop your SWSMP
  • 2017
    • Q1 Detection and Treatment of PFAS
    • Q2 Purpose of and Preparation for Sanitary Surveys
    • Q3 Preparations for Natural Disasters
    • Q4 Responsibilities of Water Purveyors
  • 2018
    • Q1 Responsibilities and Liabilities of SMAs
    • Q2 Introduction to AWWA and WARN
    • Q3 Setting Water Rates
    • Q4 CERT Training and Emergency Preparedness