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2017 FREE Training Opportunity
 meet and learn!
Decision makers must make critical decisions. Be informed through adequate training!

Water and Wastewater Utility Management Training

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Oct 19 - Andalusia
Oct 26 - Prattville
Nov 2 - Decatur
Nov 7 - Tuscaloosa
Nov 14 - Pell City
Nov 30 - Satsuma

FREE Water and Wastewater Utility Decisionmaker Training is coming to an area near you!

You will want to register now to be a part of this educational opportunity.


The responsibility of Board Members / Managers of a Water or Wastewater Utility involves making educated decisions that lead to the utility’s ability to provide a clean, safe supply of drinking water to their customers daily as well as insuring the proper treatment of the water disposed as waste. Being able to use sound business practices to operate a Water or Wastewater utility is one of the most important elements influencing long term viability of the utility.

Water is the ultimate resource needed for every city, town and community to continue economic growth and a measurable quality of life for its residents, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, GENERAL MANAGERS, OPERATORS, OFFICE MANAGERS, COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, MAYORS, AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS should receive frequent training to obtain current information regarding proper management and operation techniques.

Water/Wastewater Utility Management Training

The Alabama Rural Water Association in partnership with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has planned this series of training sessions for water and wastewater utility management, employees and Board Members throughout the State of Alabama FREE OF CHARGE.

The training has been planned with specific emphasis upon subject areas most relevant to Board Members or Management positions. For this series of training sessions an in-depth agenda has been organized to offer you an opportunity to participate and improve upon your management abilities.

To briefly summarize the agenda, Board Members and Management Personnel find themselves engaged in a wide range of policy development and management decisions. Learn more about how to effectively address this area by hearing discussions regarding the Role and Responsibility of Management as well as avoiding conflicts of interest based upon the Alabama Ethics Law. As a decisionmaker, you never want to make decisions that could lead you personally or the utility to questionable ethics violations

Learn more about this process and the law that governs it. Also, free electrical
audits for your utility’s operation are available. Learn how to participate in this cost saving service provided by ADECA-DOE, ADEM, and the ARWA.

A panel discussion by representatives of various funding agencies will also lead you to the money available to fund your next project. In addition, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management will discuss “Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule”, “Lead Testing in Schools” and the “Revised Total Coliform Rule”. To end the evening, we want your utility to save money through lost revenue by insuring customer water loss, avoiding high customer bills and receiving the utility’s payment with no financial burden to the customer.

Plan to Join Us!
The training is FREE OF CHARGE and offers an opportunity for each attendee to enhance their management and decision making abilities.

"This project is supported by the
Alabama Department of Environmental Management."


To Register, choose one:

Preregistration is essential to guarantee adequate food service for dinner. Please Pre-Register with accurate number of attendees!

We will look forward to seeing you at a location near you!

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Time Event
4:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Registration
Preregistration is essential to guarantee adequate food service for dinner. Please Pre-Register with accurate number of attendees!
4:30 p.m.—4:45 p.m. Welcome
4:45 p.m.—5:45 p.m. What is Your Role in Management? & Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Mike Cole, Wilmer & Lee, Attorneys at Law
5:45 p.m.—6:15 p.m. Utility Energy Savings: “Transitioning Operational Changes into Capital Improvements
Mary Blackmon, ADECA Energy Division
Jim Grassiano, ADEM
6:15 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Dinner Provided
7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Gain Revenue Through Water Loss
Mark Butler & Kirk Smith, ServLine
7:30 p.m.—8:15 p.m. Funding Your Next Project - Who Can Help?
Funding Agency’s Panel Discussion
8:15 p.m.—9:00 p.m. Know Your Regulatory Responsibilities

This Training Session will provide
3.75 Water or Wastewater CEH’s
Subject to ADEM Approval
Training is provided as a joint effort of
Alabama Rural Water Association and
Alabama Department of Environmental Management


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Dates and Locations

Date Location Registration
Oct 19
LBW Dixon Conference Center
1000 Dannelly Blvd.
Andalusia, AL (Map)
Oct 17
Oct 26 Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
103 Jesse Samuel Hunt Blvd.
Prattville, AL (Map)
Oct 24
Nov 2 Double Tree Hotel
1101 6th Avenue NE
Decatur, AL (Map)
Oct 31
Nov 7 Belk Activity Center
2101 Bowers Park Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL (Map)
Nov 5
Nov 14 Pell City Civic Center
2801 Stemley Bridge Road/Highway 34
Pell City, AL (Map)
Nov 9
Nov 30 Satsuma Community Center
368 Juniper Avenue
Satsuma, AL (Map)
Nov 28

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County:     *
Position:   *
Operator No:  
CEH Credit:     Water  Wastewater  None   


Course Fee

This training is free!

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Course Date and Location

I would like to attend the following course (select one). *

  October 19 Andalusia
  October 26 Prattville
  November 2 Decatur
November 7 Tuscaloosa
November 14 Pell City
November 30 Satsuma

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