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Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Professionals in July and September

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

JULY 26-27, 2016
Mountain Arts Center
50 Hal Rogers Drive
Prestonsburg, KY  41653

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2016
Somerset Water Treatment Plant
5400 S. Hwy. 27
Somerset, KY 42501


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 July 26-27 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 July 26-27 workshop.

DAY 1 (6 CEs for water and wastewater operators)

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

10:30 am – 11:30 pm — “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 — “Asset Management Using Mobile Devices” by Ron Householder, CDP/MapSync

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — “Waterborne Pathogens” by Randall Kelley, Kentucky Rural Water Association

DAY 2 (6 CEs for water and wastewater operators)

8:30 am – 10:00 am — “Asset Management” by Steve Capps, Kentucky Rural Water Association

10:00 am – 11:30 am — “Operator Responsibilities and Ethics” by Steve Capps, Kentucky Rural Water Association

11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch provided

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

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — “Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act” by Randall Kelley, 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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