Lead and Copper Rule: Potential Revisions and Steps Utilities Can Take to Prepare
May 25, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
The Lead and Copper Rule will be revised. In 2015 USEPA received a number of recommendations on how to improve the current rule from the National Drinking Water Advisory Committee. In the wake of Flint, Michigan, state regulators are anxious about the adequacy of treatment for corrosion control. The webinar will provide insights into what is changing in our understanding of lead in drinking water and corrosion control. It will also cover questions that utilities are asking corrosion control experts and issues to be aware of as systems consider revising corrosion control. Speakers will offer suggestions on preparing for likely changes.
Lead in drinking water is in the national regulatory and media spotlight. Local utilities need to be actively addressing lead under the current rule while also preparing to respond quickly to new rule requirements.
Research and Applications of Membrane Technologies for Potable Water Reuse
June 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
This webinar will provide an overview of current research activities and future research needs regarding use of membrane technologies for beneficial wastewater reuse. It will tap the expertise of Membrane Technology Research Committee members to provide an in-depth look at how membranes have been and are being used to reclaim wastewater. The webinar will cover basic terminology and fundamental concepts related to membranes and will recount the historic role of membranes in water reuse. It will present the challenges and achievements concerning membrane research and then touch on current membrane research, including novel materials (e.g., ceramic, graphene), novel configurations (e.g., forward osmosis, membrane distillation), and other research fields pertaining to membranes. It will give the basics of how membranes work and are applied and the challenges associated with water reuse; and it will present research questions that have been, and those that need to be, answered.
More Bang for Your Buck: Cost Effective Planning for Pipe Renewal
July 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
Traditional pipe renewal strategies often involve desktop studies based on pipe age, break frequency, maintenance history, or water quality issues. Recent advances in condition-assessment technologies and analytical software now offer better data upon which renewal strategies can be developed using actual pipe condition information. This webinar will examine innovative renewal strategies that employ technologies that provide more accurate condition assessments, joint to joint. A discussion of new pipe-condition assessment tools and software will be included, along with case studies that demonstrate how the tools are used in developing improved pipe renewal programs.