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Water/Wastewater operators: Register now for free training

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present a free training workshop for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The worskshop is 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 workshop is free, and lunch will be provided both days.

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 June 2-3 workshop, which will be held at: Kentucky Christian University, Wayne B. Smith Center, Room 127, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143.

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.


8:30 am – 10:30 am — “Sampling Procedures” by Johnny Osborne, McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc.

10:30 am – 11:30 am — “What to Look for in a Laboratory” by Johnny Osborne, McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc.

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.


8:30 am – 11:30 am — “Confined Space Entry for Water and Wastewater Utilities” by Mike Litteral, Kentucky Division of OSH Education and Training

11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch provided

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


This will be the final of three workshops presented by PRIDE/KRWA in 2015. At the two previous workshops, 161 participants earned a total of 1,056 CEU hours at the two PRIDE/KRWA workshops. Click here to read more.


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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