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Join us for two sessions of training specifically designed for Distribution Operators and Supervisors. These sessions will provide valuable insight on topics that deal with day to day operations of a water distribution system.
Program Schedule  (subject to change)
All sessions are eligible for Engineering CECs and have been approved for Water Operator CPEs.  

April 21, 2021
8:00 am    Seminar Welcome

8:00 am    Silica Dust          
Gary Booth, City of Lynchburg Water Resources
This presentation will review the following: What is silica dust and what are it’s dangers. Ways to safely work with these hazards by limiting exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
9:00 am    Networking Break
9:15 am    Unidirectional Flushing 
James Linton, Whitman, Requardt, & Associates, LLC
This presentation will discuss the necessary steps to develop a uni-directional flushing program. Topics such as using GIS, Hydraulic modeling software, operation and maintenance of valves and hydrants, customer notifications, contractor selection, and program inspection will be addressed.
10:15 am    Networking Break
10:30 am    Valve and Hydrant History  
Dave Burns, Core and Main

This presentation will give an overview of the valve and hydrant design history and maintenance. Materials covered will be proper installation and usage of these two vital components of our waterworks systems
April 28, 2021
9:00 am    Seminar Welcome

9:00 am    Hydrant Operation          
Bob Loughney, Aqueous
In this presentation, we will show an in-depth demonstration on how to disassemble and reassemble a fire hydrant for a better understanding of key parts, operation, and repair. Focus on correct operating procedures, annual preventative maintenance, and inspection.  Detail proper installation procedures. Discuss issues the audience has experienced in maintaining their fire hydrants in their distribution system.
10:00 am    Networking Break
10:15 am    Corrosion Protection         
Mike Horton and Rick Stone, US Pipe
This presentation will discuss a number of different corrosion control methods that have been utilized to protect ductile iron pipe from external corrosion. 
Registration Fees
$50     Members
$75     Non-members
$25     Small System Rate **
$10     Retiree/Students
** Small Systems are classified as a public water system serving populations under 10,000 people
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United States of America


Geneva Hudgins


Scott Parkins


Brian Whitenack