Distribution System Management: Water Quality Monitoring and Response - Best Practices from Partnership for Safe Water Utilities
December 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
This webinar is one of three in an Opflow distribution system management series and focuses on optimizing distribution system water quality monitoring and response. Water quality monitoring is critical to understanding distribution system operations and performance. Use of appropriate water quality monitoring practices helps utility staff make operational adjustments and work toward achieving optimization. Distribution systems optimized with respect to water quality monitoring establish comprehensive monitoring plans and procedures, set performance goals for key distribution system parameters, and respond appropriately to distribution system water quality changes. The Partnership for Safe Water’s distribution system optimization program emphasizes use of proactive water quality monitoring to assess performance and help maintain water quality integrity throughout the distribution system. The webinar presents an overview of the importance of water quality monitoring for distribution system optimization and features case studies of Partnership for Safe Water subscriber utilities that highlight best practices for water quality monitoring and response.
December 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MT
In this webinar, federal regulatory actions released in 2016 that could impact water and wastewater systems will be summarized, with an emphasis on what systems could be doing now to be better prepared. Expected regulatory actions in 2017 and 2018 will also be presented.
Emerging Legal Issues: A Lead & Legionella Trend
December 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MT
The purpose of this webinar is to alert general managers at water utilities, c-suite members, and their general counsel (lawyers, attorneys, barristers and solicitors) to growing trends in tort litigation in areas related to lead and Legionella. Although these issues can stem from problems on private premises, personal injury lawyers are bringing suits alleging that utilities are responsible for water consumers’ exposure to harmful contaminants. The webinar will feature an introductory overview from Tracy Mehan, AWWA Executive Director of Government Affairs in the AWWA Washington, D.C., office, followed by presentations from two law firms that defend drinking water utilities in litigation brought over lead and Legionella issues. Beveridge and Diamond will offer 30 minutes on lead litigation and related litigation issues, including successful defenses, and Goldberg Segalla will offer 30 minutes on defense of Legionella-related claims. Mr. Mehan will moderate a question and answer session to round-out the 90-minute webinar.