Feb 07, 2008

AWWA Webcast to Discuss Disinfection of Pipelines and Storage Facilities

Webcast is scheduled for March 5

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is hosting a webcast for water professionals to learn how to effectively plan, conduct and verify proper disinfection of water distribution system pipes and storage facilities. The webcast is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST on March 5.

Utility staff, operators, manufacturers, contractors and health agency staff will dial in to "Disinfection of Pipelines and Storage Facilities" to review AWWA standards and practices for system disinfection. The 90-minute webcast will provide working knowledge of standards for disinfection and discuss how to properly complete the
disinfection of water distribution system components from an operations perspective. Attendees will learn how to maintain water quality and meet public health requirements.

Three speakers, with more than 40 years of combined knowledge in water treatment operations and distribution, will conduct the webcast.
Michael Wentink, REHS, is the training and certification officer for the Nebraska Public Water Supply Program within the Nebraska DHHS Division of Public Health. As assistant superintendent of the water distribution division at the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Jeffrey M. Pieper, P.E., holds responsibility for the day-to-day repair, maintenance and operation of the utility's underground infrastructure. Betsy Reilley-Matthews, Ph. D, is the senior program manager of water quality assurance at Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and currently serves on the AWWA ANSI/AWWA Water Storage Facilities Disinfection
standards subcommittee.

For more information about this and other AWWA webcasts, please visit:
www.awwa.org/education/ webcasts/.