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Maintenance of Valves and Tanks Training

2019 FREE Training Opportunity!
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April 18 - Rainbow City
April 23 - Troy
May 2 - Northport

May 9 - Orange Beach
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The Alabama Rural Water Association is conducting an Altitude Valve / Tank Maintenance Training Class on the dates and locations listed above.

This training covers basic issues of application, selection, and sizing of many types of Automatic Control Valves. It also covers operation and maintenance of Automatic Control Valves to include Pump Control Valves, Pressure Reducing Valves, Pressure Relief Valves, and Altitude Valves. 

The afternoon session includes basic issues of potable water storage tanks. Inspection issues discussed include: how to select an inspection firm, a review of the applicable industry standards, frequency of inspection, and a list of what to inspect. The inspection process should evaluate the safety, sanitary, structural and coating conditions of the storage tank. Routine, periodic and comprehensive inspections will be discussed and, in a workshop, participants will develop their own routine inspection checklist to use for their tanks.

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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Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Chris Lovelace, ARWA
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Hydraulic Fundamentals
Todd Philbeck, Singer Valve
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Main Valve Body Basics – Hands-On Training
Todd Philbeck, Singer Valve
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Introduction to a Pilot System
Todd Philbeck, Singer Valve
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pressure Reducing Sustaining/ Altitude Valves
Todd Philbeck, Singer Valve
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m LUNCH
(on your own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Water Storage Tank Maintenance – Introduction,
Inspection and Condition Assessment

Michael Szabo, American Tank Maintenance, LLC
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Water Storage Tank Maintenance - Inspection and
Condition Assessment
Michael Szabo, American Tank Maintenance, LLC
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Water Storage Tank Maintenance – Maintenance Programs
Michael Szabo, American Tank Maintenance, LLC
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summary and Evaluations
Chris Lovelace, ARWA

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

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Dates and Locations

Date Location Registration
Apr 18 Rainbow City Library and Community Center
3702 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, Alabama 35906 (Map)
Apr 16
Apr 23 Troy Recreation Center
601 Enzor Road
Troy, Alabama 36079 (Map)
Apr 19
May 2 Northport Civic Center
3500 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, Alabama 35476 (Map)
Apr 30
May 9 Orange Beach Community Center
27235 Canal Road
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 (Map)
May 7


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