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August 17 & 18, 2021 – Minden – W/WW — CANCELLED
August 17, 2021 - August 18, 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
7:00am-8:00am – Registration
8:00am-8:15am — Introduction and Certification Rule: Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
8:15am-9:00am — Operations Specialist Certification Responsibility & Accountability: Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
9:00am- 10:00am — Chloramines/Nitrification Control Plan: Barbara Featherston, LDH Engineering Staff
10:00am-11:00am – Lead & Cooper Rule Updates: Jeremy Harris or Barbara Featherston, LDH Engineering Staff
11:00am-12:00pm – Water Storage Tank Options: Marc Nichols, Southeastern Tank, Inc
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch sponsored by: Southeastern Tank, Inc
1:00pm-2:00pm — Water System Consolidation Funding Options: Blake Fogleman, LDH Infrastructure Engineer
2:00pm-3:00pm – Chlorine Properties, Usages, and Dosage Calculations: Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
3:00pm-4:00pm — Source Water Protection Plan Updates: Susan Robbins, LRWA/USDA FSA Source Water Protection Specialist
4:00pm-4:45pm — Customer Complaints and System Responsibility: Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
4:45pm-5:00pm – Questions & Evaluations
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: Delta Process
1:00pm-2:00pm – Tracer Wire Practices for Installation of Utility Lines: Andy Brown, D & W System Sales
2:00pm-3:00pm – Air Valves – Why You Need Them and Where They Should Be Located: Andy Brown, D & W System Sales
3:00pm-4:00pm – Emergency Response: Todd Abshire, LRWA/USDA Water Circuit Rider
4:00pm-4:45pm — Work Ethics: Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician
4:45pm-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.