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Water: Tribal Training

Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Operation, Maintenance, and Management Training for Tribal Operators and Leaders

Contact Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

Leon Latino
 (latino.leon@epa.gov)
 Phone: 202-564-1997
or
Matthew Richardson
 (richardson.matthew@epa.gov)
 Phone: (202) 564-2947

   
Related Topics

Primary:

  • Water and Wastewater

Take Note: Information presented below is specific to tribal participants and may not apply to all attendees.

Level of Training: 200    Explanation of training levels
Course Description:  The U.S. EPA is sponsoring a series of training workshops for Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages to help increase participants' skills and knowledge in the operation of wastewater and drinking water treatment systems. Following the passage of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), 160 projects on Tribal lands received ARRA funding to build wastewater and drinking water systems. While beneficial, this new infrastructure presents new operation, maintenance, and management responsibilities for busy staff and Tribal leaders. The workshops are open to all federally recognized Tribes and will assist Tribes in realizing the full potential of their water infrastructure.

Download a copy of the training flier (PDF) (2 pp, 1.2MB, About PDF)

Download a copy of the training agenda (PDF) (1 pg, 544K, About PDF)

Course Details

Target Audience: Water system operators, wastewater system operators, tribal utility managers, tribal council members and leaders involved with water utility management and members of a Federally Recognized Tribe, Alaskan Native Village or Territory.
Is there a final test associated with this course?: There is both a pre- and post-test for this training.
Is there a certificate of completion presented at the conclusion of the course?: Yes, course completion certificates will be given.
Other relevant notes: None.

Registration

How to register: Go to www.horsleywitten.com/tribalARRA
Registration Deadline: Yes, 24 hours prior to each event
Is there a registration fee for this course?: No
Additional registration information: None


Schedule

December 6-8, 2011 - Sacramento, California

 

 Event Date: December 6-8, 2011
Event Location: Sacramento, California
Event Sponsor: EPA
Event Co-sponsor: EPA Headquarters
Training Description: The objective of this 3-day workshop series is to instruct staff and leaders on how best to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain small wastewater and drinking water systems. Topics covered will include:

  • Operator and management roles and responsibilities
  • Wastewater system operation and maintenance (O&M)
  • Water system O&M
  • Developing rate structures to support utility operations
  • Asset management to ensure system longevity

Case studies and exercises will be used to build on classroom skills. Please join U.S. EPA for an informal and informative workshop designed to help you operate your system safely and effectively.

Audience

Target Audience: Water system operators, wastewater system operators, tribal utility managers, tribal council members and leaders involved with water utility management and members of a Federally Recognized Tribe, Alaskan Native Village or Territory.
Is the course region-specific?: No
Is this course relevant to Tribes outside the sponsoring region?: Yes

Registration

How to register: Go to www.horsleywitten.com/tribalARRA
Registration Deadline: Yes, 24 hours prior to each event
Is there a registration fee for this course?: No
Additional registration information: None

Event Details

Format for the course: Lecture, Hands-on, Group Activity, and Interactive
Are there any pre-requisites for this event?: No, other than participants must be from, or a part of, a Federally recognized tribe, Alaskan Native Village or US territory.
Is there any pre-course preparation associated with this event?: No, however, due to CEU requirements, a pre-test will be conducted during the morning of the first day.

Logistics

Sleeping room accommodations: Travel, hotel, and per diem costs for attendees from Tribal reservations may be covered by the local Indian Health Service (IHS) Area office. Please contact your local IHS office to learn more.

Other costs paid by EPA: None


Other relevant notes: Each tribe that received water infrastructure ARRA funds is scheduled to receive a copy of the California State University Office of Water Program’s small wastewater and water system operation and maintenance guidebooks.

Past Events:

  • June 21-23, 2011 - Seattle, Washington
  • July 26-28, 2011 - Billings, Montana
  • September 13-15, 2011 - Phoenix, Arizona
  • September 27-29, 2011 - Kansas City, Kansas
  • October 25-27, 2011 - Anchorage, Alaska

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