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September 22, 23 & 24, 2020 – Plaquemine – W/WW

September 22, 2020 - September 24, 2020

The following guidelines will apply for this training in accordance with Governor Edwards’ Phase 2 of COVID19:
1. Facility capacity 50
2. First Come, First Serve Basis
3. Pre-registration is Required
4. Social Distancing will Apply
5. Masks will be provided and you may or may not be required to wear them depending on Governor Edwards’ ruling at the time
6. If pre-registered and unable to attend, please be considerate and call to cancel

Plaquemine City Activity Gym
24130 Ferdinand Street
Plaquemine, LA
September 22, 2020
LDH has approved this course for 4 hours in both Water & Wastewater. Course Approval #: 63136


12:30pm-1:00pm — Registration
1:00pm-2:15pm — Management Practices/Defining Responsibilities:  Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician & Trainer
2:15pm-3:45pm — Financial Practices:   Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director
3:45pm-4:30pm — State & Federal Regulations for Public Water Systems:  Todd Abshire, LRWA/USDA Water Circuit Rider
4:30pm-5:00pm — Technical:  Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director

*Management Training – 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.”


September 23, 2020
LDH has approved this course for 8 hours in both Water & Wastewater. Course Approval #: 63137

7:00am-8:00am – Registration
8:00am-8:15am — Introduction and Certification Rule:  Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician and Trainer
8:15am-9:00am — Work Ethics:  Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician and Trainer
9:00am-10:00am — Asset Management:  Ken Terry, LRWA/USDA Wastewater Technician and Trainer
10:00am-12:00pm — Tour Plaquemine Treatment Plants
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch sponsored byPower Specialties, LLC
1:00pm-2:00pm — Proper pump Applications: -Patrick Wiley, Power Specialties, LLC
2:00pm-3:00pm — Tracer Wire Practices for Installation of Utility Lines:  Andy Brown, D & W Systems Sales Inc.
3:00 pm-4:00pm — Air Valves-Why You Need Them and Where They Should Be Located:  Andy Brown, D & W Systems Sales Inc.
4:00pm-4:30pm — Energy Saving In Your Water and Wastewater System:  TBD, LRWA Staff
4:30pm-5:00pm — Questions and Evaluations

September 24, 2020
LDH has approved this course for 8 hours in both Water & Wastewater. Course Approval #: 63138

7:00am-8:00am – Registration
8:00am-8:15amIntroductions:  Rusty Reeves, LRWA Deputy Director & LRWA/EPA Training Specialist
8:15am – 9:15am — Operator Certification Rule: Tom Walton, LDH/OPH Operator Certification Unit
9:15am – 10:15am — Water System Security & Emergency Preparedness:  Ric Moore, GOHSEP
10:15am – 11:00am — Disinfection and Disinfectant By-products (Stage 1 & 2):  Sean Nolan, LDH/OPH Central Office
11:00am – 12:00pm — Safe Drinking Water Regulations Updates:  Caryn Benjamin, LDH/OPH Deputy Chief Engineer
12:00pm –1:00pm – Lunch sponsored by: JH Wright & Associates
1:00pm –1:30pm — Pump Application and Maintenance:  Glenn Cooper, JH Wright & Associates
1:30pm – 2:45pm — Ground Water:  Johan Forsman, LDH/OPH Central Office
2:45pm – 3:45pm — Cross Connection Control:  TBD, LDH Regional Staff
3:45pm – 4:45pm — Revised Total Coliform Rule:  TBD, LDH Regional Staff
4:45pm – 5:00pm — Questions and Discussion

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

These seminars involves training at off-site facilities which are neither owned nor controlled by LRWA.  Registrant acknowledges that LRWA and its employees do not assume responsibility for the condition of the off-site facilities nor guarantee the safety of registrants at the off-site facilities.  Registrant agrees to hold LRWA and its employees harmless from all claims for injuries arising from conditions present at the off-site facilities.

Registration for these events has been closed. 


September 22, 2020
September 24, 2020
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