Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA Series Part 3 of 3 (California) 102022-10

Event Date & Time

10/20/2022 10:00 AM - 10/20/2022 12:00 PM


Times listed are Pacific Time

Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA Series


2 California Drinking Water Continuing Education Units awarded per session

6 California Drinking Water Continuing Education Units awarded for attending the complete series

Certificates will be Issued by AWWA.


Date & Time:

The Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 3-part Series will be held on the following dates and times:

October   6 | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Part 1-Lead & Copper Rule Revisions | Click here to register

October 13 | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Part 2-PFAS in Drinking Water | Click here to register

October 20  | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Part 3-Controlling Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins | Click here to register


The Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 3-Part Series is being held in Pacific Time.


Cyanobacteria, formerly referred to as blue-algae, are found naturally in lakes, rivers, ponds and other surface waters. When certain conditions exist, such as in warm water containing an abundance of nutrients, they can rapidly form harmful algal blooms (HABs). Some HABs are capable of producing toxins, called cyanotoxins, which can pose health risks to humans and animals through drinking water and recreational water exposure. Additionally, HABs can create taste and odor problems in drinking water, which do not have adverse human health impacts but can create an earthy and musty taste and smell.


The purpose of this learning event is to provide operators of small water systems with a basic knowledge of the causes, health effects and treatment of cyanobacteria and their associated endotoxins in drinking water. Contaminants related to algal blooms are a relatively new area of concern for water systems using surface supplies.


Participants will learn:

·        Basic information about cyanobacteria and the toxins associated with these organisms

·        Information about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) providing an understanding of the characteristics and conditions of that result in HABs; including California's HAB Incident Reporting Map

·        An overview of the treatment technologies for the removal of cyanotoxins in the drinking water treatment plant; including a framework for the management of cyanotoxins in a drinking water supply


The recommended audience includes operators, managers, and board members of water systems that use surface water supplies. 


This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining.


Scholarship & Fees:

Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 3-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:

Jim McVeigh

(619) 495-8438


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.