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Emergency Preparedness for W&WW Systems: Flood Resiliency & Exercising Your Plan

Flooding is one of the most challenging hazards to drinking water and wastewater utilities and the communities they serve. Impacts can include loss of power, damage to critical assets, and dangerous life-threatening conditions for utility workers. This course will detail four (4) basic steps involved with increasing your utility's resilience to flooding.

Water and wastewater personnel generally respond to an emergency in the way they have been trained. By using an ongoing process of training, exercising, and evaluation, water & wastewater systems have a greater assurance their staff will know what is expected of them in an emergency situation and act accordingly. Exercising response plans helps form the connections needed to effectively respond to an emergency with external response partners (e.g., local, county, and state emergency management). Join us as we review the elements of planning, designing, conducting, and evaluating emergency exercises. In addidtion, we will detail the prorcess of identifying emergency resonse strengths and weaknesses and the means to create and implement an improvement plan.

Class will be held In Person. Class size varies by location. To allow for adequate training time for each participant, we will be watching registrations closely and begin a Wait List for either location as necessary. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

To sign up for this class, REGISTER ONLINE, or contact Jason Blais

Dates & Locations:
May 30, 2023 (#2023-32)
Wilmington Town Hall - Auditorium
121 Glen Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887

May 31, 2023 (#2023-33)
Mashpee Water District - Conference Room
79 Industrial Dr
Mashpee, MA 02649

Attendance: 7:45am - 8:00am
Class: 8:00am - 3:30pm (includes break)

Class Fee (per registrant):
MassRWA Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE

Agency Approval:
7.0 TCH's for MA Water and Wastewater operators

Thomas Bahun, II, is the co-owner of Tom's Water Solutions. He is a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), holds a Maine Class IV Water Treatment and Distribution Operator licenses, and a Grade 5 Wastewater Treatment Operator license. Tom has spent the past 30+ years working in the Water/Wastewater industry and has focused much of his work and attention an assessing vulnerabilities, emergency response planning, safety, and other relevant considerations.


Cancellation Policy:
Individuals registered for one of our training classes, seminars, and/or conferences will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of canellation at least 48 hours prior to the beginning of class. Anyone contacting MassRWA to cancel enrollment in a training session will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact MassRWA as soon as possible with the details.

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Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943