WIWSA Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Coupeville


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?


    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


    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  

    Driving Directions


    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

    2:45 – 4:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    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.