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

ERWOW Class in Freeland – water samling

ERWOW class in Freeland – water sampling

Water Quality Monitoring
June 12 2018 in Freeland
Monday, October 23, 2017
Event date: 6/12/2018 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Water Quality Sampling is a great class for veteran and beginning operators to review sampling regulations and practices. Sampling covered
Bacterial, Organics, Inorganics, Lead & Copper, TTHM & HAA5’s and radionuclides.
Taught by USA Bluebook
CEUs: 0.6 Water
Costs: $160 Members / $185 Non Members
Location: Whidbey Water Services
5585 Lotto Avenue
Freeland, WA (Whidbey Island)
*Locations are subject to change

Planning & Funding for Water Systems

WHEN:       Thursday, March 15th

TIME:         1 – 3 PM

WHERE:     Greenbank area, details to be provided upon registration


Topic of Discussion:  Infrastructure is expensive to replace, and most people don’t want to. or can’t afford to pay their share of the upgrade that may cost between $4,000K/home – $20,000K/home, or more.

Hear about two loan programs and what you need to do to become financially eligible and take on the loan/debt.

This is a collaboration with WA State Dept. of Health, Office of Drinking Water-NWRO and US-Rural Development, Mt. Vernon Office, and hosted by Honeymoon Lake CC Water System

Contact to register: 

Jennifer Kropack
Regional Planner
Phone: (253) 395-6769
Email: Jennifer.Kropack@doh.wa.gov





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


Assistant Regional Manager

Department of Health

Office of Drinking Water


9:30 – 10:45


Technical Capacity

Element #1



Professional Engineer


Island County Hydrogeologist


11:00 – 12:15


Managerial Capacity

Element #2


Whidbey West Water Association

Arlene Hyatt

Capacity Development Project Manager



A free light lunch will be provided on site



1:15 – 2:30


Financial Capacity

Element #3


Cane Engineering


Vice President WIWSA


Regional Planner WA DOH-ODW


This time is reserved for questions from the audience

To register, please complete the Registration Form

UPDATE: Open House Public Meetings for the Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island

As a reminder, the Navy will hold its next two open house public meetings on the results and future plans for its ongoing community drinking water sampling for PFOS and PFOA around NAS Whidbey Island facilities on Feb. 15 and 16, 2017.

The meeting on February 15 will be held in the Coupeville High School “commons” from 4–7 p.m. and in the Oak Harbor High School gym on February 16 from 5-8 p.m.

For more details, please follow the link below.




ODW Invites You to a Free Infrastructure Funding Webinar

Washington State

Department of Health

Office of Drinking Water


Are you interested in attending a no-cost webinar?


Always looking for additional resources?  Short on time and travel budget? Need Infrastructure Funding Program updates? Then join us Thursday, September 29th at 10 a.m. Learn about a variety of state and federal resources available to you! Get the latest infrastructure funding information on: Economic Development, Water Quality, Complete Streets, Brownfields, and many more programs.


You will hear from program experts:

  • Janea Eddy with the Community Economic Revitalization Board
  • David Dunn with the Department of Ecology
  • Karen Klocke with the Department of Health
  • Phyllis Cole with Community Development Block Grant
  • Allen Johnson with the Bond Cap Allocation Program
  • Chuck Miller with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation
  • Isaac Huang with the Public Works Board


Having access to multiple funders will be well worth the time invested. This coordinated effort brings a variety of infrastructure programs to the table to share program overviews and updates. Local infrastructure investments are vital to our state’s economic development and prosperity.


Register now! Click here to sign up for this no-cost webinar.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


For more information contact Karen Klocke via email or by phone at 360-236-3116.


Collaboration and Other Tools to Help Address Issues Facing Small Water Systems

Spanaway, WA | August 24, 2016 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Spanaway Water Company
18413 B Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387
*Parking is limited, please carpool if possible
Register | Download the Mail-In Registration Form
Cost: Complimentary. Please register to reserve your spot.
CEUs: This workshop has been submitted to the state for CEUs.
Running a small system is quite challenging. Water utilities have to meet ever increasing regulations and customer expectations, while at the same time having to address aging infrastructure, lack of personnel and financial resources, and competing priorities. Generally, small systems cost more to operate on a per customer basis than larger systems due to a lack of economy of scale, further complicating things for water managers and operators.

One strategy to help systems address some of their challenges is collaborating with other utilities. There are many different ways systems can collaborate from extremely informal information sharing sessions to sharing of personnel or purchasing to assistance with regulatory compliance. It is highly likely that one or more of these approaches may be beneficial and acceptable to your water utility.

We will discuss various approaches to collaboration and some of the benefits and challenges. In addition, we will introduce other strategies, such as energy efficiency, water loss auditing, asset management, rate setting, and funding options, that can be used to help address your water system challenges.

Trainer: Heather Himmelberger, Director, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

Contact: Susan Butler, butlers@unm.edu

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people (though systems of any size may attend), especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems are also invited to attend.

Partners: In Partnership with the Pacific Northwest AWWA And co-sponsored by the Washington State Office of Drinking Water

About the EFCN: The Smart Management for Small Water Systems program is administered by the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), a university-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement. The program is brought to you in collaboration with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and affiliated sections.