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August 10 & 11, 2021 – Hammond – W/WW — CANCELLED

August 10, 2021 - August 11, 2021


ALL Louisiana Rural Water Association trainings scheduled in the month of August 2021 have been CANCELLED.  We have regrettably made this decision due to several reasons such as the spike in COVID in Louisiana and the fact that the Louisiana Department of Health, for the safety of their staff, has prohibited participation in training.  LDH is a major part of our training programs, so in an effort to keep them, LRWA staff and all of you and our families safe we have had to make this difficult decision.

As soon as it is deemed safe, we will reschedule the cancelled trainings, however, we are required by contract to follow all state guidelines which may require returning to limited seating.  We will keep you aware of changes as they occur.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we struggle through this difficult situation.

1. Pre-registration is Required
2. If pre-registered and unable to attend, please be considerate and call to cancel

Chappapeela Sports Complex Gymnasium
19325 Hipark Blvd
Hammond, LA
August 10, 2021
LDH has approved this day of training for 8 credit hours in both Water & Wastewater. Course Approval #: 64614

7:00am-8:00am – Registration
8:00am-8:15am – Introductions:  Rusty Reeves, LRWA/Deputy Director and Training Specialist
8:15am-9:15am – Fluoride:  T. Jay Ray, Louisiana Oral Health Program
9:15am-10:00am — Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule:  Courtney Cribbs or Sean Nolan, LDH Central Office
10:00am-11:00am — Sanitary Surveys and Significant Deficiencies:  Jacob Haffner, LDH District II Engineer
11:00am-12:00pm — Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions:  Jeremy Harris, LDH Central Office
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch sponsored byNational Water Infrastructure, LLC
1:00pm-1:30pm — Infrastructure Operating & Maintenance Options:  Clint Schexnaydre, National Water Infrastructure, LLC
1:30pm-2:15pm – Enforcement:  Shelly Hebert, LDH Enforcement Unit
2:15pm-3:15pm — Cross Connection Control:  Eric Brown, LDH Engineering Services
3:15pm-4:00pm — Issuing and Rescinding Boil Advisories:  Teresa Benton, LDH District 2 Compliance Manager San 6 Engineering Services
4:00pm-4:45pm — Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR); Level 1 and Level 2 Assessments:  Teresa Benton, LDH District 2 Compliance Manager San 6 Engineering Services
4:45pm-5:00pm — Questions and Discussion

August 11, 2021
LDH has approved this day of training for 8 credit hours in both Water & Wastewater. Course Approval #: 64616.

7:00am-8:00am — Registration

*Management Training (8:00am-12:00pm) –As outlined in LAC 48: Part V. 7707-7719 — “Management Training. As a part of meeting the managerial capacity requirements, all appropriate staff of existing public water systems shall attend a training session provided by the state, its contractors or other state recognized trainers for board members, council members/mayors/owners, etc. Management training for all board members/council members/mayors/owners of existing public water systems will be based on whether their water system has been issued an administrative order, and/or is on the significant non-complier’s list and/or has had primary MCL violations during the past three years. The department will continue to encourage attendance on a voluntary basis at management training sessions by board members/council members/mayors/owner’ of other public water systems. Training sessions shall be provided periodically and appropriate parties as noted above will have the opportunity to attend one of the scheduled sessions within six months after the system has been notified that is it being evaluated for technical, managerial, and financial capacity.”

8:00am-9:30am — Management Practices/Defining Responsibilities:  Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician
9:30am10:30am — Financial Practices:  Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
10:00am-11:30am — State & Federal Regulations for Public Water Systems:   Todd Abshire, LRWA Water Circuit Rider
11:30am-12:00am — Technical:  Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch sponsored by: Power Specialties
1:00pm-2:00pm — Proper Pump Applications:  Patrick Wiley, Power Specialties
2:00pm-3:00pm — Activating Your Sludge in Lagoons:  Jerry Bidleman, Reliant Water Technologies
3:00pm-4:00pm — Eliminating FOG and H2S in Lift Stations:  Jerry Bidleman, Reliant Water Technologies
4:00pm-4:45pm — Work Ethics:  Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician
4:30pm-5:00pm — Questions and Evaluations

Please note:  LRWA Training Sessions are a “Firearm Free Zone”

This seminar involves training at an off-site facility, which is neither owned nor controlled by LRWA.  Registrant acknowledges that LRWA and its employees do not assume responsibility for the condition of the off-site facility nor guarantee the safety of registrant at the off-site facility.  Registrant agrees to hold LRWA and its employees harmless from all claims for injuries arising from conditions present at the off-site facility.


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