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training opportunities & Resources

Training Thursdays are going Live! Via Zoom (good for All Licenses)

$49 for members and $69 for non-members for each Thursday

Join WARWS each Thursday in March from 1:00pm – 3:00pm for some exceptional training.

Join us for some of the best live virtual training around every Thursday afternoon in March. Our trainers are zooming in from all over the country and covering all new topics or expanding on topics that are time sensitive.

March 4th - Core - We are kicking of March with a presentation from Kyle Sinclair with Region 8 EPA. It is a really timely presentation on AWIA Risk and Resiliency Plans and maintaining compliance. Even if you are under 3,300 and do not have to meet the June deadline, you will want to get your plan done.

Kyle will be followed by Mike Croke from JCI Jones Chemical.  JCI is a large supplier of chlorine to water and wastewater plants around the U.S. His expertise is safety and emergency response planning. He has stories and pictures! This is important stuff to know and it can be the difference between life and death.

March 11th - Core - If you don’t know what Scientific Mediation is, you need to. Everything that needs to be done is a bone of contention in our communities. If you need to raise rates, lower the amount of water with your base rate, extend lines or almost anything else it can be a fight. Todd Jarvis, world class Scientific Mediator and Instructor at the Institute for Water and Watersheds will be Zooming in from Oregon to teach us the basics.

March 18th - Core - The incredibly knowledgeable Al Garcia, Treatment Coordinator for Region 8 will give us all the tools we need to implement a successful pretreatment program. These programs not only make our wastewater systems more effective and efficient, but they save our systems money.

March 25th - Core - It takes a great group of people to successfully operate a water and wastewater system. This class is not only for operators but clerks and decision-makers in your community. Clerks can use these hours for CEU’s. The class will focus on the communications that clerks, operators, and mayors may receive from regulatory agencies and funders. It is very important to know who needs to respond to these communications and who needs to know about them. The incomparable Johann Nield, of WARWS staff, has seen it all. He will help us sort out this communication maze along with WARWS Training Specialist, Kathy Weinsaft.

Budgeting - Compliance costs money. Building stuff costs money. Operations costs money. Need money? Money is in short supply these days and grants are very competitive.  It takes more than filling out forms to rate highly on grant proposals.  What do reviewers really want to see?  Find out how to make sure your grant and subsidized loan proposal stands out from the pack. And find out how to “sell” the needed rates to your ratepayers, too. Carl Brown and Kathy Weinsaft, both past grant and loan reviewers will give you the skinny on what funders really want to see in a proposal, and ratepayers want to see in proposed rates. 

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 Training Resources

 ABC's new Standardized Exams

Core and Rule Training Guidance

Cyber Security Presentations:
     CI Resource Catalog for SLTT Partners
     Cyber Incident Reporting Unified Message
     Cyber Security Guide for States
     DHS Presentation Lander
     EPA Tabletop Exercise Tool
     FSSCC Cyber Insurance Purchasers Guide
     Water SAC Cyber Security Resource Guide
     WY Cyber Security

ABC Formula and Conversion Sheets: Water
EPA Rules Updates 06/24/20
   AWIA Section 2013-12018 Resources Document
   AWIA Small Systems Guidance
   GWR Communication Documentation
   RTCR print slides
   San Surv & Sig Deficiency Training
UMC Class presentation - POWER POINT
Very Small Water System Operator's Guidebook to Preparing for Certification
Very Small Water Systems Sample Exam Questions ABC
Wyoming Rural Water - Power Point
Wyoming Water Emergency Response Exercise - Power Point
WyoWarn - Power Point 

ABC Need-to-know criteria
Treatment
Distribution
Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Collection
Wastewater Laboratory Analysts
AMP Calculator Guidelines

Engineering Power Points

WWDC 2016
WYDEQ SRF
USDA RD Conference Briefing
WY Rules and Regulations - CPC Short Version
WY Rules and Regulations
Chlorine Safety and Beyond - Bud Spillman

On-line Training Available
SunCoast Learning Systems

 

The Wyoming Connection

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The Wyoming Connection is the official publication of WARWS; published quarterly for distribution to member systems, water & wastewater Operations, water related agencies & companies, legislators & government officials. This valuable industry publication is only available to WARWS members!

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Training Conferences

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Learn more about WARWS Bi-Annual Training Conferences. Click the link below to learn more about attending, sponsoring, or expo booth rentals. 

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