Public Officials Training at ACE21 - All Virtual
ACE offers a targeted program for new and returning public official attendees to help them make informed decisions around utility operations and finances. The courses below are designed to help mayors, water and wastewater board commissioners, and council members better understand key water issues and take smart steps to address them. Courses may be taken separately or together, depending on which topics are most relevant to you.
Package of 3 courses - $95
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Monday, June 14 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Course 1 - Introduction to Water and Sewer Operating Environments
Officials completing this course will acquire a basic understanding of the regulatory environment and water supply concerns surrounding public water systems. The course will discuss the regulatory environment that utilities operate in and why, the rule making process and permitting agencies.
Tuesday, June 15 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Course 2 - Water and Sewer Infrastructure, Operations, and Maintenance
This course explores the mission and inner workings of water treatment and piping assets, with a focus on the management of these assets to protect public health and reduce outage risk, including maintenance requirements and utility expenditures.
Wednesday, June 16 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Course 3 - Is Your Water Safe To Drink?
Officials completing this course will be introduced to what can go wrong in public water systems and what public health risks to watch for. The course will outline a series of case studies and current events, such as PFAS and the Piney Point near failure, and how these impact water supplies and delivery.