Monday, March 27, 2017

SRBC, DEP Partner On Water Loss Management Training For Drinking Water Systems

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission's Public Water Supply Assistance Program by partnering with the Department of Environmental Protection Operator Outreach Assistance Program to present a three-part instructional series on Water Loss Management in April, July and August.
Many public water suppliers in Pennsylvania deliver water to customers through aging distribution systems. Water systems withdraw, treat and supply water for which they may not be fully compensated because of metering and billing inaccuracies or leakage.
To deal with aging infrastructure, public water supply systems should evaluate how and where to focus capital improvements for the greatest return on investment dollars.
To help public water suppliers maximize revenue, conserve water resources and improve operations, the Commission and DEP are offering a series of three workshops on the following dates:
-- April 11: In-Depth Training in Water Loss Auditing using the AWWA Free Water Audit Software;
-- July 12: Controlling Water Utility Apparent Losses in Metering and Billing Operations; and
-- August 16: Fundamentals of Leakage and Pressure Management for Water Utilities.
“The Commission is pleased to be able to partner with PADEP and provide this valuable training that will assist small water suppliers in completing high quality evaluations of their systems,” said Andrew Dehoff, Executive Director of the Commission.  He added, “It is our belief that workshop attendees will walk away with the knowledge and tools to address water losses and improve system revenue.”
The workshops are being offered free of charge and lunch is included. Each workshop will provide between 5.5 and 6 water contact hours for PA-licensed water operators. Each workshop is limited to the first 40 participants who complete registration.
The workshops will be held at the Commission’s Conference Center located at 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg from 8:30 to 3:30.
For more information and to register, visit SRBC’s Public Water Supply Assistance Program webpage.

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