Drought, Water Loss Workshop will Teach Utilities How to Manage Dry Conditions

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, KentDrought Picucky Rural Water Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are sponsoring a free drought-and-water-loss workshop for small and medium-sized drinking water utilities. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. EDT, at the Prestonsburg Mountain Arts Center, which is located at 50 Hal Rogers Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

The workshop will include the following:

  • Activities that will help to develop and implement a water loss control program,
  • An introduction to the EPA’s Drought Response and Recovery: A Basic Guide for Water Utilities,
  • Case studies showing drought response strategies implemented by small- and medium-sized utilities,
  • An optional walkthrough of the American Water Works Association’s Free Water Audit Software from 4:15–5:15 p.m. and
  • An overview of specific tools and resources for controlling water loss.

The workshop is meant for drinking water utility operators and managers, technical assistance providers, water sector associations and local, state and federal agencies. Up to 7.0 continuing education credits will be given to certified drinking water operators.

Register online at http://tinyurl.com/j2yoraq or by calling Christian Kamrath, of the EPA, at 202-564-2277.