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Welcome to the WIWSA October Newsletter!

During these challenging times when we cannot meet in person, we plan to send a monthly newsletter to keep our members up to speed with water news. We’ll send this newsletter to our email list and post it on our website. We aim to provide an easy place to find all the month’s news and upcoming events.


News from Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

  • Our September Quarterly members meeting was held via zoom. Guest speaker Jeff Tasoff of Davido Consulting Group gave a talk on Small Water System Asset Management, focusing on the equipment inventory part that many small systems find challenging. Jeff’s talk was a great preparation for our forthcoming RCAC Asset Management workshop
  • Past president of WIWSA Jim Patton is stepping down from the board to focus on running his own water system. This leaves us with a vacancy on the board. Ideally we’d like to take this opportunity to boost the representation of Group B water systems in the association by having a Group B member system join the board. Please read the full announcement here.
  • Our next Quarterly Member Meeting will be December 10th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please save the date. We’ll post an agenda and send a reminder email closer to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • RCAC is holding a free workshop on Asset Management Planning and Resources on November 10th. Save the date, and look for an email with details and a registration link in the next few days.
  • AWWA-PNW is holding an online Emergency Preparedness Workshop in two sessions on October 28th and November 4th.
  • AWWA is offering free training on Optimization & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems on November 30th and December 1st, following conveniently our Asset Management Training

Further details of these events are on our website

Other News 

Asset Management for Small Water and Wastewater Systems

Asset Management Planning and Resources On-line

Who:                  Decision Makers, Managers and Operators
When:                Tuesday – November 10, 2020
Session 1:        10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 2:        1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where:               On-line Training                            Go to Training (GTT)                 

  • Understand how Asset Management impacts your budget
  • Laptop exercises and free spreadsheets provided
  • Learn what funders need during your project
  • Network with and learn from other communities

Registration Information
Don’t Wait!! Space is limited!!
Register Online

Please register early as space is limited. Once we receive your registration, we will send you confirmation. If you need to cancel, please contact Heather so a space can be provided to someone else. Thank you!

Online Registration

Details to follow

Contact Information
Heather Cannon RCAC Cell: (360) 236-3116
Dan Bannier RCAC Cell: (509) 860-5846

The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water and land — upon which life depends.    RCAC provides technical assistance, training and financing so rural communities achieve their goals and visions.

AWWA-PNW Emergency Management Workshop

When

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM PDT
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM PST
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Where

This is an online event.

Contact

Jeff Lundt
Washington WARN
2064775582
jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov

2020 Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Online 

Part 1 Planning – Wednesday October 28th 

Part 2 Preparation, Training & Response – Wednesday November 4th

Both workshops start at 8:00 AM PDT and run till 11:45

These are independent sessions you can sign up for either or both and get 0.3 CEU credit

Water & Wastewater CEU Approved!

Two half-day presentations that provides a basic understanding of emergency preparedness, and the response of water and wastewater utilities in the event of emergencies and disasters.  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 service and water quality.

Part 1 – Planning will include:

  • Water Utility Emergencies
  • Emergency Case Studies
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Risk & Resilience 
  • Water & Wastewater Agency Response Networks
  • Business & Operational Continuity

Part 2 – Preparation, Training & Response will include:

  • Incident command system
  • Public Outreach During Emergencies
  • Tabletop & Field Exercises, Other Training
  • Personal Preparedness
  • Facility Security
  • Cyber Security

Planned instructors include:

Tom Vane – Alderwood Water & Wastewater District

Sarah Lingley. – HDR Engineers

Seth McIntosh – City of Spokane

Jeff Lundt P.E. – King County WTD

0.3 CEUs Water & Wastewater CEU (pending) for each part

Cost for each session is $60 for AWWA & WEF members and $120 for non-members.  If you or your utility are AWWA, WEF or PNCWA members you qualify for member rates.  

Workshops run from 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM PDT each day.
Register Now!

Scholarships for small utilities and students – To encourage participation from small utilities (<500 connections) two scholarships for small system operators are available. To receive the small system scholarship, please register and pay the registration fee.  Indicate on the form the name of your utility and number of connections.  If your registration is one of the first two received, your registration fee will be refunded following completion of the workshop.  Receipt of your payment marks your spot in line for the limited number of scholarships.  First Come – First Served.

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.

WIWSA Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Coupeville

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jub5msiab&oeidk=a07egmg0l5o932f8450

2019 Emergency Prearedness Workshop in Coupeville WA

Friday October 25th starting at 8:00 AM

at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, Coupeville WA

A one-day presentation that provides a basic understanding of emergency preparedness, and the response of water and wastewater utilities in the event of emergencies and disasters. Asessing risks, planning, and preparedness will lead to utilities that function better in emergencies and are better able to maintain service and water quality.

Topics include:

  • Water utility emergencies
  • Emergency case studies
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Risk & resilience
  • Incident command system
  • Public outreach during emergencies
  • Business and operations continuity
  • Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARNs)
  • Tabletop & field exercises, other training
  • Facility security
  • Cybber security

    Instructors will be:

    Allen Fitz – Engineer

    Jeff Lundt P.E. – King County WTD

    0.7 CEUs Basic Waterworks presentation

    (Water & Wastewater CEUs 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 October 14th. Registration closes Friday October 18th.

    Chlorine Residual Testing and Lab Skills Workshop

    Attend these 3.5 hour workshops for chlorine residual testing.  Each class will provide drinking water operators with a better understanding of good lab skills and chlorine measurement techniques and why they matter.

    It will provide operators with hands on skills to answer the questions:

    • How do I know my instrument is working?
    • How do I know that the residual that I measure is real?
    • How good is my technique?

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jub5msiab&oeidk=a07egefx7we6d6ab188

    2019 Basic Waterworks Workshop in Coupeville WA

    Tuesday April 16th starting at 8:00 AM

    at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, Coupeville WA

    WIWSA Logo

    In partnership with the
    Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

    When

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM PDT
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    Where

    Coupeville Recreation Hall
    901 NW Alexander St
    Coupeville, WA 98239  

    Driving Directions

    Contact

    Jeff Lundt
    Northwest Washington Subsection AWWA
    2064775582
    jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov

    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.

    Register Now!

    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