Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
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City of Richland City Shops Building, Room 110 
2700 Duportail St.
Richland, WA 99352

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Kyle Kihs, Executive Director 
Pacific Northwest Section - American Water Works Association 

FREE- RCAP/AWWA Operator Training: Achieve and Maintain Compliance with SDWA 

This FREE workshop will review the skills needed to solve today's challenges to providing safe drinking water. Ideally suited for small systems 10,000 connections and under.  This workshop is made possible by funding through the USEPA and AWWA’s partner, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.

Continuing Education Credits - AWWA is pleased to offer 0.6 CEU's for workshop attendance. Individual registration is required. 

Audience: Operators, Managers, or Governing body of a small system


8:00AM Introduction

8:10AM Regulatory Review

9:40AM Break

10:00AM Arsenic Rule Compliance

11:20AM Lunch

12:20PM Disinfection Byproducts

1:20PM Disinfection Byproducts treatment strategies

1:55PM Break

2:15PM Nitrates

3:15PM Distribution Water Quality

4:00PM End of class

Lunch is not included. 

Class Instructor: 

Jim McVeigh, CET

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree with majors in chemistry and biology, a master’s degree in Organizational Management and has extensive training in drinking water quality issues. He has more than 40 years of experience in the operation and management of water utilities and has worked at both field supervision and corporate staff levels for the largest investor-owned water utility in the U.S. Jim has managed the operations of over 200 groundwater sources and 12 surface water sources in 27 water and wastewater systems located in 9 states. His activities included: water quality compliance management; project management on the design and construction of water treatment facilities; development of innovative water treatment technologies; laboratory start-up and management; and strategic planning and project development. Jim has published papers on such subject as in-line ozone oxidation of sulfates and the contribution of assimilable organic carbon in oil-lube wells. Jim holds certifications as a Grade 5 California Water Treatment Operator, Grade 4 California Distribution Operator, Grade 4 Hawaii Water Treatment Operator, Grade 4 Hawaii Distribution Operator and is a Certified Environmental Trainer. He retired from the City of San Diego as the Senior Water Operations Supervisor running the Otay Water Treatment Plant and is a full-time trainer for Rural Community Assistance Corporation.