4/16/2020 - #870: Emergency Response Planning for Small Communities (with optional Method 334.0 Quarterly Verification)
Small and rural utility systems are ill-equipped to deal with emergency situations due mostly to a lack of planning. Since very small rural systems are not required to complete a vulnerability assessment, they have not updated their emergency response plan so the possibility of an emergency occurring is not always taken seriously. For most Systems, the types of emergencies that will occur are nature-made and not necessarily taken as seriously as they should be. Most wastewater systems think man-made events will never happen to them and do not have emergency response plans. This course is designed to educate system personnel on all the different aspects that may constitute an emergency and how to better prepare themselves and their community for all types of events.
Supplies, materials and lunch are included with registration.
Also available at this training: Method 334.0 Quarterly Equipment Verification
In September 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Method 334.0. In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) required compliance of Method 334.0. Many systems have done initial demonstration of capability for individuals who conduct chlorine analysis and have completed initial calibration verifications. To maintain Method 334.0 compliance, systems must complete Routine Calibration Verifications. PRWA will have staff at this training seminar to perform Routine Calibration Verification for participating systems instruments. Operators can choose to attend only the seminar, attend the seminar and have equipment verified, or just have the equipment verified. In addition to the instrument in need of routine calibration verification, paperwork specific to method 334.0 will be needed including:
- Initial Calibration Verification
- And, if completed at any time, quarterly instrument verification
In addition to the instrument(s) to be verified, the PRWA staff will need clean sample glassware. Also, if the instrument cannot be verified using a DPD pillow packet, the specific chemical/reagent needed should be provided.