Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 2-Part Series: Part 2 092822-9

Event Date & Time

9/28/2022 9:00 AM - 9/28/2022 12:30 PM


Times listed are Pacific Time.

Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 2-Part Series: Part 2


0.3 Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council Continuing Education Units awarded per session

0.6 Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council Continuing Education Units awarded total

Certificates will be available through your profile.


Date & Time:

The Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 2-Part Series training will be held on the following dates and times:

September 27 9:00AM-12:30PM 

September 28 9:00AM-12:30PM

Click here to register for both days of the training.


This training is being held in Pacific Time.



Coliform Sample Collection

This lesson focuses on sample collection for TCR, even though the best practices mentioned here apply to sampling for other parameters as well. Several types of samples can be collected for total coliforms. Routine samples and repeat samples are discussed in this lesson.


Participants will be able to :

·        Explain why coliform sampling is important for protecting public health

·        Summarize the purpose of a sample siting plan, and discuss proper coliform sample collection procedures

·        Identify factors, conditions, and common issues that can lead to inaccurate results when collecting samples

·        Recognize the challenges in collecting a valid coliform sample



Cyanotoxins may impact both drinking water utility operations and customers. This workshop helps utility personnel understand cyanotoxins and the best way to manage them at their utilities. It also provides utilities with the accurate information they need so that they can take an informed approach when managing cyanotoxins and communicating with customers. After participating in the workshop, utility personnel will understand the conditions under which cyanotoxins can be found, as well as effective monitoring and treatment approaches for managing cyanotoxin events if they occur.


Participants will be able to :

·        Describe how, when, and why cyanobacteria toxins occur

·        Evaluate situations to determine when you need to act, and what actions to take

·        Effectively analyze the best options for your utility to limit exposure to cyanotoxins

·        Apply the self-assessment checklist



PFAS contaminants are an emerging concern across the country, and continuing studies are identifying potential health risks associated with these chemicals. This lesson examines the origin, the concerns, and provides information for small systems about protecting public health.


Participants will be able to :

·        Have a greater knowledge of PFAS/PFOA and associated health concerns

·        Understand current regulations

·        Identify proper sampling procedures

·        Understand how to address the problem

·        Identify resources for assistance



This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining.


Scholarship & Fees:

Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 2-Part Series is a free training.



Are you attending this training as a group and not watching from your own computer? If so, your group leader will need to inform RCAC ( about attendees who will view sessions as a group prior to session start. You do not need to participate from your own computer/device, but will need to complete an evaluation to receive credit and contact hours. Please note that sign-in sheets NO LONGER validate attendance at online workshops.

For event content questions, contact:
Quinn Andreas

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

Funded and/or carried out as "part of the EPA/RCAP Training/Technical Assistance for Small Public Water Systems to Achieve and Maintain Compliance."

Purpose: Provide background knowledge and skills to equip operators to achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.