Susquehanna River Basin Commission and PA Dept. of Environmental ...
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2017
Gwyn W. Rowland, Manager, Governmental and Public Affairs
Office: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1316
Susquehanna River Basin Commission and PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Announces Workshops to Assist Public Water Suppliers
HARRISBURG, PA – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is continuing its Public Water Supply Assistance Program by partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Operator Outreach Assistance Program to present a three-part instructional series on Water Loss Management. The workshops will be held at the Commission’s Conference Center located at 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
Many public water suppliers in Pennsylvania deliver water to customers through aging distribution systems. Water systems withdraw, treat and supply water for which they may not be fully compensated because of metering and billing inaccuracies or leakage. To deal with aging infrastructure, public water supply systems should evaluate how and where to focus capital improvements for the greatest return on investment dollars.
To help public water suppliers maximize revenue, conserve water resources and improve operations, the Commission and PADEP are offering a series of three workshops as follows:
- April 11, 2017: In-Depth Training in Water Loss Auditing using the AWWA Free Water Audit Software;
- July 12, 2017: Controlling Water Utility Apparent Losses in Metering and Billing Operations; and
- August 16, 2017.: Fundamentals of Leakage and Pressure Management for Water Utilities.
“The Commission is pleased to be able to partner with PADEP and provide this valuable training that will assist small water suppliers in completing high quality evaluations of their systems,” comments Andrew Dehoff, Executive Director of the Commission. He added, “It is our belief that workshop attendees will walk away with the knowledge and tools to address water losses and improve system revenue.”
The workshops are being offered free of charge and lunch is included. Each workshop will provide between 5.5 and 6 water contact hours for PA-licensed water operators. Each workshop is limited to the first 40 participants who complete registration.
For additional information or to register for the workshops, please visit http://mdw.srbc.net/pwsap/.
About the Susquehanna River Basin Commission
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is a federal/interstate governmental agency responsible for protecting and wisely managing the water resources within the 27,500 square-mile Susquehanna River Basin without regard to political boundaries. The Susquehanna rises and flows through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on the Commission, visit srbc.net or follow us on Twitter: @SRBCnews.