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Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Operators in 2016

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 workshops 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.

Kentucky Rural Water Association logoDATES/LOCATIONS

JANUARY 12-13, 2016
The Harlan Center
201 South Main Street
Harlan, KY  40831

FEBRUARY 23-24, 2016
UK Extension Office
9 Holy Street
Inez, KY 41224

MARCH 15-16, 2016
Dale Hollow State Resort Park
5970 State Park Road
Burkesville, KY 42717


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 by the Department of Local Government.


Registration is now open for the March 15-16 workshop. 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 March 15-16 workshop.

DAY 1 (6 CEs for water and wastewater operators)

8:30 am – 11:30 am — “Pipeline Materials, Pipe Repair, Coupling and Restraining Methods for Sewer Force Main and Drinking Water Mains” by Mike Rullo, Smith-Blair, Inc.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch provided

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm — “Asset Management” by Steve Capps, Kentucky Rural Water Association

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm — “Operator Responsibilities and Ethics” by Steve Capps, Kentucky Rural Water Association

DAY 2 (6 CEs for water and wastewater operators)

8:30 am – 11:30 am — “Hydraulic Control Valves” by Tim Blanton, Kentucky Rural Water Association

11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch provided

12:30 am – 1:30 pm — “Blowers and Compressors” by Josh Cravins, Wascon, Inc.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm —  “Corrosion Prevention in Water and Wastewater” by Randy Bush, Thornton, Musso, and Bellemin, Inc.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — “Source Water Protection” by Jack Stickney, Kentucky Rural Water Association


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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