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Free Water/Wastewater Trainings

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

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

The workshops — including lunch — are free.


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.


So far in 2015, 161 participants have earned a total of 1,056 CEU hours at the two PRIDE/KRWA workshops.

  • Drinking Water Operators: 736.5 CEU hours
  • Wastewater Operators: 290 CEU hours
  • Board Members: 12 CEU hours
  • Other: 18 CEU hours

The first workshop was held Feb. 5-6 at the LKLP Community Action Council’s Perry County Job Site in Hazard. Sixty-three people attended over two days. The agenda covered the following topics for water and wastewater operators:

  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting
  • Laboratory Analysis for Water and Wastewater
  • Operator Responsibilities
  • Pumps for Water and Wastewater
  • Source Water Protection
  • Sampling Procedures
  • What to Look for in a Laboratory

The second workshop was held March 3-4 at the Somerset Water Treatment Plant, and it drew 98 participants. The first day was devoted to Advanced Water Treatment Processes, and the second day offered CEUs for both water and wastewater operators. The agenda covered:

  • Water Treatment Optimization
  • Laboratory Analysis for Water
  • Disinfection of Water Treatment Facilities
  • Improved Filtration Performance through Optimization
  • Pumps for Water and Wastewater
  • Line Location
  • Sampling Procedures
  • What to Look for in a Laboratory


PRIDE/KRWA will present one more free workshop in 2015:

  • June 2-3 — Kentucky Christian University, Wayne B. Smith Center, Room 127, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson 41143. 6 CEUs per day for water and wastewater operators.

The agenda will be similar to the Feb. 5-6 workshop in Hazard. Check back for the final agenda.

To register, please call KRWA at 270.843.2291. 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.


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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