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Basic Water Distribution / Wastewater Collection Operation & Maintenance Training

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Water pipes
Water is a critical resource in the process of maintaining a good quality of life for Alabama citizens.

Sep 26 - Livingston
Oct 22 - Thomasville
Nov 7 - Decatur

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The Alabama Rural Water Association is conducting Training Classes on Basic Water Distribution / Wastewater Collection. All the pieces and parts must work together in order to have a properly operated Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection System.

Key components in this training include making proper repairs to the pipeline, inserting valves, knowing and understanding proper pipe line locating, and the use of ground penetrating radar.

This Hands-On Training Opportunity will provide the attendee with the understanding and knowledge of the importance of each of these components and the proper ways to maintain and enhance their uses.

Maintaining a good quality of life for Alabama citizens is an ongoing objective. Water is a critical resource in this process and the availability of a good safe dependable source of drinking water is a necessity.

This training will be FREE OF CHARGE.

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We strongly encourage you to attend!!

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Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Chris Lovelace, ARWA
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Repairing Pipeline
James Gibson, Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Valve Insertion
James Gibson, Consolidate Pipe & Supply Company
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Innovative New Products
James Gibson, Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company
11:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH
(On your Own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Principles of Line and Cable Locating
James Gibson, Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ground Penetrating Radar
James Gibson, Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Trench Safety
James Gibson, Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summary and Evaluations
Chris Lovelace, ARWA

This Training Session will provide 7.0 Water or Wastewater CEH’s Subject to ADEM Approval.
Training is provided as a joint effort of the Alabama Rural Water Association and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Date and Location

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Sep 26 Livingston Community Center
100 Country Club Road
Livingstone, AL 35470 (Google Map)
Sep 24
Oct 22 Thomasville Civic Center
1559 West Front Street North
Thomasville, AL 36784 (Google Map)
Oct 18
Nov 7 Decatur Utilities Auditorium
1002 Central Parkway
Decatur, AL 35601 (Google Map)
Nov 5

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Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090