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Sustainable Utility Management Training

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Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management
Water is a critical resource in the process of maintaining a good quality of life for Alabama citizens.

April 16 - Ozark
May 9 - Double Springs

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This workshop will help utilities address a full range of operational and management challenges necessary to assist in improving the overall operation of the Utility as well as provide a deep-dive into new energy-efficient technologies.

  • How to deliver increasingly efficient, and higher quality services
  • How to improve long‐term sustainability and increase resiliency
  • Using the Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management for improvements of your Utility’s Operation
  • Improve your knowledge of Variable Frequency Drive Technology

Utilities will learn how to make improvements in the ten key management areas, focusing first on their most pressing challenges.

This training will be FREE OF CHARGE.

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We strongly encourage you to attend!!

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Time Event
8:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Instructions & Workshop Objectives
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Overview of 10 Key Management Areas
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Achievable Utility Assessment
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Self-Assessment Determining Sustainable Goals
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH
(On your own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. What are Variable Speed Drives (VFD’s) ?
Presented by ABB, Inc.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. How can VFD’s conserve energy?
Presented by ABB, Inc.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. VFD’s Hands on Laboratory
Presented by ABB, Inc.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Feedback / Evaluations

This Training Session will provide 7.0 Water/Wastewater CEH’s Subject to ADEM Approval.
Training is provided as a joint effort of the Alabama Rural Water Association and USDA-RUS.

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Date and Location

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Apr 16 Ozark Civic Center
320 East College Street
Ozark, AL 36361 (Google Map)
Apr 12
May 9 Double Spring Municipal Complex
23415 Hwy 195
Double Springs, AL 35553 (Google 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