Before you Sign on the Dotted Line: Pre-Design Treatment Considerations (California) 090623-10
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Event Date & Time

9/6/2023 10:00 AM - 9/6/2023 12:00 PM


Times listed are Pacific TIme

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Before you Sign on the Dotted Line: Pre-Design Treatment Considerations



2 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded 

Contact hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. 

Certificates will be available through your profile.

Date & Time:

The Before you Sign on the Dotted Line: Pre-Design Treatment Considerations training will be held on the following date and time:

September 6 | 10:00AM-12:00PM 

This training is being held in Pacific Time. 


Most very small water systems just pump groundwater. Maybe they add a bit a chlorine before sending it to the distribution system. They have neither knowledge nor experience with water treatment systems. What happens then when the laboratory calls and informs you that you have [INSERT CONTAMINANT NAME HERE] in your source at concentrations exceeding the drinking water standards? How do you determine what the “best” water treatment is for your system?


The objective of this training is to guide small water systems through the process of choosing the most appropriate choice of water treatment. The goal is to provide the questions to ask and basic knowledge about the most common water treatment technologies so that the utility can make knowledgeable and informed decisions about what will most likely be the largest purchase the system will ever make.


Because very small water systems are not generally up-to-speed on the groundwater treatment technologies, we will begin with an overview of the most common treatment systems, including:


·  Granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration
·  Proprietary adsorptive media filtration
·  Single pass ion exchange media filtration
·  Onsite regenerated ion exchange media
·  Coagulation/filtration processes

In addition, we will explore how each of these treatment techniques is best applied to the removal of specific groundwater contaminants.


Of course, as with any modification of treatment to your system, maintaining good communications with your DDW or LPA regulator is critical to a successful project.


And finally, we will present “10 Essential questions to ask before beginning your water treatment project”. These questions will assist the water system in making informed decisions in choosing the “best” water treatment system for their utility.



This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining. 

Scholarship & Fees:

Before you Sign on the Dotted Line: Pre-Design Treatment Considerations is a free training. 



In order to receive contact hours for online workshops, each person must be registered with their own email address & complete an online evaluation at the end of the training.


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For event content questions, contact:
Jim McVeigh
(619) 495-8438 

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.