ARWA Training Class

Lead & Copper, PFAS, Cybersecurity, and SDWA Requirements

The upcoming class will comprehensively cover crucial topics impacting water systems, including the dangers of lead and copper contamination, the emerging concerns surrounding PFAS chemicals, and the importance of robust cybersecurity measures. Participants will gain valuable insights into the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements, equipping them with the knowledge necessary to ensure compliance and safeguard public health. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will explore strategies for mitigating risks, implementing effective monitoring programs, and fostering a culture of preparedness within their organizations.

Class Agenda

FromUntilDescription
08:00 AM08:15 AMWelcome and Introduction
Jon Lowe/ ARWA
08:15 AM09:15 AM

Lead and Copper Update

ADEM has issued new regulations updating the state's lead and copper rules for schools, daycares and public drinking water systems. These updates aim to strengthen monitoring requirements, improve corrosion control treatment, and enhance public education efforts to reduce exposure to lead and copper from aging pipes and plumbing components. Water utilities must comply with the revised testing protocols and treatment standards to better protect public health.


Robert Compton/ ADEM
09:15 AM11:00 AM

Cybersecurity

The session will provide an in-depth exploration of the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by critical water infrastructure systems. Students will examine potential attack vectors that malicious actors could exploit to disrupt operations or gain unauthorized access to industrial control systems.


Nic Cofield/ JTT
11:00 AM12:00 PMLUNCH
On Your Own
12:00 PM02:30 PM

PFAS

This session provides an in depth look at PFAS. These are man made chemicals that have been widely used due to their heat, water and stain resistant properties. These chemicals are found in many water sources throughout the world. 


Scotti Wells/ InSIte
02:30 PM03:30 PM

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act Update


Jon Lowe/ ARWA
03:30 PM04:00 PMQuestions and Evaluations
Jon Lowe/ ARWA

Event Information

Tuscaloosa River Market
1900 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • CEH Type:
  • Water
  • CEH Hours:
  • 7 hours
  • Start Date:
  • 07/18/2024
  • Start Time:
  • 8:00 AM
  • Cost:
  • $0.00

Event Point of Contact

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Jon Lowe
Class Moderator