Operator Training and Community Engagement Workshop, Potluck Style

September 5, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Training

Written by: Kathy Rodgers and Sarah Buck When you think of your typical water operator training for seasoned or prospective operators, you likely would envision a room set up classroom style at a utility, community space or hotel, filled with…

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EPA launches online training to assist Tribes in managing water systems

November 15, 2012 | EPA, Jobs, Training, Utilities, Webinar

To help tribes and Alaska Native Villages manage their drinking water and wastewater systems, EPA is releasing a series of 10 online training modules covering an array of operation, maintenance, and system management issues at smaller drinking water and wastewater…

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EPA releases support guide for water utilities on containment and disposal of large amounts of contaminated water

November 8, 2012 | Assistance, EPA, Management, Rates, Sewer, Training, Wastewater, Water

EPA has released the Containment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities. The guide serves as a reference document for the preparation and response to a contamination event when rapid decision making is…

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Attention, operators for tribal water or wastewater utilities and other leaders

August 29, 2012 | Assistance, Awards, EPA, Rural, Technical, Training, Tribal, Wastewater

This fall, RCAP will be working with SmallWaterSupply.org to further expand the resources available to tribal utility operators.SmallWaterSupply.org supports water and wastewater operators in small systems with comprehensive resources and information in one easy-to-use place on the web. The website…

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A Day in the Life of An Operator

August 20, 2012 | Certification, EPA, Operator, Training, Webinar

A great posting on the Operation Matters blog of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection is titled A Day in the Life of An Operator.It is a first-person account, written in casual, everyday language, about the duties that an operator…

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New resource for labs on testing during a radiation emergency

August 17, 2012 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Training, Webinar

Very few, if any, U.S. laboratories possess the capacity to analyze the large number of samples that would arise during a radiation emergency on U.S. soil. Given such limited capacity, decision makers and laboratory directors face difficult decisions about the…

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EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical information

April 20, 2012 | EPA, Training

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).The action is an important milestone in the agency’s effort to…

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2012 Draft National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change open for public comment

April 6, 2012 | Climate Change, EPA, Training

EPA has released the draft “National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change,” which describes how EPA’s water-related programs plan to address the impacts of climate change and provides long-term visions, goals and strategic actions for the management of…

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EPA water chief: Upgrading water infrastructure is good for environment, public health and job growth

November 3, 2011 | EPA, Training

In a recent blog post, the chief of the EPA's Office of Water said that upgrading water infrastructure is good for the environment and the public's health, but it also is good for economic growth and for jobs.Read the post…

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EPA and USDA create partnership to improve drinking water systems and develop workforce in rural communities

August 24, 2011 | Planning, Training

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced Aug. 8 a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems. Nationwide, small water and sewage treatment facilities with…

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