The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has developed this virtual training for operators and owners of small, privately-owned community drinking water supplies across the state. Topics include lead/copper changes, system maintenance, and other issues relative to small drinking water supplies.
This course is comprised of 5 sessions held throughout the first three weeks of of August, 2022.
Registration Fee: $45 includes all 5 sessions.
Continuing Education: Each session provides 0.1 CECs for up to 0.5 CECs.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION DEADLINE: August 2, 2022
Session 1 – Financial Planning for Infrastructure Replacement
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
This training will focus on assisting small system water operators and owners with understanding the requirements and implementation of the Revised Total Coliform Rule for both Community and Non-Community water supplies. (Presented by Dawn Lund of Utility Financial Solutions, LLC)
- Understanding how key financial targets are used to assess the utility’s current financial health
- Comparison of utilities financial targets to industry standards
- How and which financial indicators are important to report to decision makers of the utility
- How key financial targets work together to financially prepare for infrastructure replacement
- How capital improvement programs and financial targets help identify the amount of capital improvements to finance with debt or other methods
- How to assess the financial stability of your current rate structure
- How to communicate the utility’s financial performance and potential rate changes to Board/Council members and customers
- Case Examples provided
Session 2 - Public Water Supply Compliance Tips
Thursday, August 4, 2022
This training will focus on assisting small system water operators and owners with maintaining compliance and awareness of available resources and contacts to maintain compliance. We will cover common sampling, reporting, and rule implementation errors that EGLE staff have identified. We will also review pertinent EGLE resources and staff contacts that can help public water systems stay in compliance.
Session 3 – Safe Drinking Water Act Overview and Operator Oversight
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
This training will focus on providing small system water operators and owners with a Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) overview and operator oversight requirements and planning information. We will review the various parts of the SDWA and describe standard operator oversight responsibilities, useful information on operator succession planning, and guidance on standard operation plans.
Session 4 – Private Ownership Documents and New Reporting Forms
Thursday, August 11, 2022
This training will focus on providing small system water operators and owners with a detailed review of documents for privately-owned water supplies and new reporting forms that impact all water supplies. We will review requirements and documents that are required for privately-owned public water systems and provide an overview of the new reporting forms:
- Complete Distribution System Material Inventory
- Lead Service Line Annual Report
- Operator Designation Form
Session 5 – Sanitary Survey Common Deficiencies
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
This training will focus on providing small system water operators and owners with information on the common deficiencies and compliance issues found during sanitary surveys and site visits. While reviewing the deficiencies/compliance issues, we will discuss ways to return to compliance.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made by August 1, 2022, to receive a full refund.
Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at this event should contact Joel Roseberry at 517-599-9494 by July 19 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.
EGLE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.