August 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
As treatment plants and conveyance systems continue to age, many utilities struggle to implement programs to maintain operational reliability. Operational reliability is dependent on good design, proper assessment management practices, and proper operations. In this webinar, commonsense approaches to address these components will be discussed to help any utility achieve better operational reliability. The webinar will highlight both water and wastewater utility perspectives and experiences in achieving better system operational reliability.
Confused about Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Learn All You Need to Know
September 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
Residential fire sprinkler systems for one- and two-family dwellings are unlike traditional sprinkler systems or domestic systems. In recent years, AWWA has updated its manuals to specifically address these types of systems. This webinar will help utilities understand the basics of these systems and become knowledgeable with the AWWA manuals that specifically deal with them (e.g., M31, M14, M1 and M20). This Webinar will provide the water purveyor with information on the topics that need to be addressed in preparing a jurisdiction for residential fire sprinklers.
Distribution System Management: Residual Requirements - Is a "Trace" Still Enough?
September 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
This webinar, one of three in an Opflow distribution system management series, focuses on the importance of disinfectant residuals. Maintaining an appropriate disinfectant residual in a distribution system is one of the barriers in the multibarrier risk management system that assures high-quality water reaches customers throughout a distribution system. Disinfectant residual practice is a balancing act among addressing microbial risks, minimizing disinfection by-product formation, maintaining stable water conditions, and operational demands. With implementation of the Revised Total Coliform Rule, it’s important to review current practices for maintaining disinfectant residuals. Moreover, events in Flint, Michigan, following 2014 Naegleria fowleri outbreaks, have increased regulators’ interest in utilities’ efforts to maintain reliable residuals. This webinar focuses on the analytical, design, and operational aspects of assuring a reliable disinfectant residual throughout the distribution system.