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RSVP now for free water/wastewater trainings

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present free training workshops for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The worskshops target the 42 counties served by PRIDE.

The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the operations at their facilities.

The two-day workshops are free, and lunch will be provided both days. Continuing education hours will be awarded.


SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2015
Central Kentucky Agriculture-Exposition Center
678 S Wallace Wilkinson
Liberty, KY 42539

Dates and locations will be announced at www.kypride.org and www.krwa.org. Sign up for e-mail notices at PRIDE@centertech.com.


Operators will be granted credit for actual time attending the sessions. The maximum number of training credit hours each day will be six (6) hours. The maximum number of training credit hours for the two-day course will be twelve (12) hours.

Local government officials may earn continuing education hours, pending approval of a request that has been submitted to the Department of Local Government.


Registration is now open for the September 9-10 workshop, which will be held at: Central Kentucky Agriculture-Exposition Center, 678 S Wallace Wilkinson, Liberty, KY 42539.

Space is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority will be given to registrants from the 42-county PRIDE service area.

To register, please call KRWA at 270.843.2291.


Below is the agenda for the September 9-10 workshop. The agendas for the 2016 workshops will be similar.

DAY 1 (6 CEs for water and wastewater operators)

8:30 am – 9:30 am — “Asset Management” by Steve Capps, Kentucky Rural Water Association

9:30 am – 10:30 am — “Operator Responsibilities and Ethics” by Steve Capps, Kentucky Rural Water Association

11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch provided

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm — “Source Water Protection” by Jack Stickney, Kentucky Rural Water Association

DAY 2 (6 CEs for water and wastewater operators)

8:30 am – 11:30 am — “Excavation and Trenching Safety” by Mark Houghton, Kentucky Division of OSHA Education and Training

11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch provided

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm —  “Laboratory Analysis for Water and Wastewater” by Ted Simmons, Hach Company

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — “Pumps for Water and Wastewater” by Al Buechele, R. A. Ross & Associates, Inc.


This material is based upon work supported under a grant by the Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Rural Utilities Service.

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