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Free Drought Workshop for Kentucky Water Utilities

Free Drought Workshop for Kentucky Water Utilities

Tuesday May 10th, 2016 – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Prestonsburg Mountain Arts Center

The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (KDEP), the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite you to a free drought and water loss workshop for small- and medium-sized drinking water utilities.

This workshop will feature information from EPA’s Drought Response and Recovery: A Basic Guide for Utilities and EPA’s Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Loss in Distribution Systems Guide as well as lessons learned from local utilities and hands-on water audit activities. Through interactive discussion-based activities, participants will identify actionable next steps.


Tuesday May 10th, 2016 – 8:00am – 4:00pm


Prestonsburg Mountain Arts Center – 50 Hal Rogers Dr. Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Who should attend?
  • Drinking water utility managers and operators
  • Technical assistance providers
  • Water sector associations
  • Local, state and federal government agencies

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to work collaboratively, network and share lessons learned.

Workshop has been approved for 7 hours for drinking water operator continuing education units (CEUs).

General Schedule:
  • 8:00 – 9:00am – Registration, Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:00 – 10:00am – Overview of EPA Drought Response & Recovery Guide and Discussion on Challenges and Solutions
  • 10:00 – 10:10am – Break
  • 10:10 – 11:30am – Presentations and Q&A with Kentucky Utility Case Studies
  • 11:30 – 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:45pm – Understanding Water Loss Management, Challenges and Solutions
  • 1:45 – 2:00pm – Break
  • 2:00 – 3:45pm – Conducting Water Audits and Interpreting Results
  • 3:45 – 4:15pm – Wrap Up and Break
  • 4:15 – 5:15pm – Optional Working Session with AWWA’s Water Audit Tool

Download the Workshop details

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