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For more than 20 years, AWWA and the Partnership for Safe Water has helped large, medium and small sized utilities learn how to operate efficiently with comprehensive programs developed by utilities, for utilities. At the heart of the Partnership is the self-assessment process. Utilities have effectively used self–assessments to identify needs and performance–limiting factors. These needs are then addressed in the form of an action plan that aids in the continuous improvement effort towards optimized operations. Attend this introductory workshop to learn how supervisors and operators can access USDA improvement funds, and how the Partnership helps utilities optimize systems today and in the future.
 
This workshop is made possible by funding USDA
 
Lessons Covered:
 
-  Training and Best Practices in the following areas:
      1. General Management and Administration
      2. Financial Management
      3. Asset Management
      4. Source Water Protection and Production
      5. Primary Disinfection
      6. Distribution System Operations
-  USDA Loan Program for Small Communities
 
Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)
 
8:00 am      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am      Morning session 
     Introduction to the Partnership for Small Systems 
     Introduction to USDA Loan Programs from Small Communities
     Exercise: How to Complete the “Preliminary Assessment”   
     Exercise: Identification of Loan Eligible Projects
 
12:00 pm    Lunch (provided compliments of VA AWWA)
 
1:00 pm       Afternoon Session 
     Exercise: How Projects Ideas can Become a Loan Application 
     Next steps
 
2:45 pm       Optional Information Session
     How to do eAuth and RD Apply 
     Technical Assistance for this program 
     Partnership for Small Systems 
     Resources available from state agencies and professional organizations
 
                             
 
Where
Germanna Community College - Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA  22701
Organizers
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Geneva Hudgins
geneva.hudgins@vaawwa.org
434.386.3190