UPCOMING TRAININGS

WEBINAR: Aging Infrastructure Part 1: What It Is and What to Do About It

pipeLocation: Online – your computer!
Cost: FREE
Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm EDT

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What is “aging infrastructure” and how do you know if its a problem?  Once you understand the nature of aging infrastructure, the next step is do decide what to do about it?

This webinar is Part 1 of a two-part series on aging infrastructure.  The first part will define aging infrastructure, help attendees identify it, and describe tools such as asset management to address infrastructure problems.

Part 2 will focus on water loss caused by aging distribution piping.

For more information, please contact Khris Dodson at 315-443-8818 or kdodson@syracusecoe.org

Seneca Nation Asset Management Training for Utility Management and Operations

pipe_maintenanceLocation: Cattaraugus Community Center, Seneca Cattaraugus Territory, 12767 Route 438, Irving NY 14081
Cost: Free
Date: 11/18/2014 – 11/19/2014
Time: 11/18/2014 8:30am – 4:30pm; 11/19/2014 10:30am – 2:30pm
Who should attend: Tribal Council, Administrators, Financial Officers, Tribal Management, and O&M Staff and Managers
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This course provides an overview of the importance of establishing a well-defined utility operational framework. This course explores the possible structural options and components of an effectively operated tribal utility maintenance organization based on principles of Asset Management (AM).

  • Day 1 (November 18, 2014) will cover general asset management topics and is recommended for all attendees.
  • Day 2 (November 19, 2014) will focus on asset management on the Seneca Nation and will run from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

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WEBINAR: Aging Infrastructure Part 2: Impact on Water Loss

pipeLocation: Online – your computer!
Cost: FREE
Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm EDT

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This webinar is Part 2 of a two-part series on aging infrastructure. This webinar will share with participants information on water loss caused by aging distribution piping. As pipes fall into the category of “aging infrastructure” they are more likely to experience leaks or more serious ruptures.  We will investigate the costs and benefits of addressing water losses before they reach the point of catastrophic failure.

For more information, please contact Khris Dodson at 315-443-8818 or kdodson@syracusecoe.org

WEBINAR: Energy Management Planning for Small Water Systems and the NYSERDA Model

electricmeterRobertLinderLocation: Online – your computer!
Cost: FREE
Date: December 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT

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Energy costs are the largest controllable cost for water systems. In 2010, water systems used 12.6% of the nation’s total annual energy consumption, equivalent to the total energy consumption of approximately 40 million Americans.

A good energy management plan can improve energy efficiency, manage energy consumption, control peak demand for energy, manage energy cost volatility, and improve energy reliability. The NYSERDA seven step model for energy management planning will be shared with operators and decision makers. The webinar will also include small water systems sharing their experiences with energy management planning.

For more information, please contact Khris Dodson at 315-443-8818 or kdodson@syracusecoe.org

 

Michigan Leadership Workshop

ManagerialandFinancialLeadershipLocation: Lansing Community College, West Campus: 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing Michigan 48917 Room W157
Cost: Free
Date: 12/3/2014 – 12/4/2014
Time: 12/3/2014 8:00am – 3:00pm; 12/4/2014 8:00am – 12:30pm
Who should attend: public works directors, water utility managers, operators, finance staff

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Why Attend: Strong communication and decision making skills are critical for successful leaders, and leadership happens at every level of a system regardless of size. Public works directors, water utility managers, operators, and finance staff need to effectively communicate decisions to rate payers, boards or commissions, funding and regulatory agencies, and staff.

This workshop will help you:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Reduce conflict among stakeholders
  • Effectively plan for the future

Learn a decision-making process that will provide justifiable conclusions and recommendations. Create a compelling message for diverse audiences to garner support, and change attitudes and behaviors.

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer customers, though systems of any size may attend. Register ›

WEBINAR: Customer Affordability Considerations in Water Rate Setting

Funding CoordinationLocation: Online – your computer!
Cost: FREE
Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm EDT

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How can you best serve low income customers and still pay costs? This webinar will help operators and other staff involved in water rate setting to consider customer affordability.

Often, the operator is challenged to make add revenue to maintain and improve the utility. But, faced with customer affordability, decision-makers hesitate to approve rate increases. This webinar will equip small system staff with some ways to assess customer affordability for their own customer base. The webinar will also introduce approaches to help low incomes customers pay water bills.

For more information, please contact Khris Dodson at 315-443-8818 or kdodson@syracusecoe.org

Financial Empowerment for Small Water Systems in North Carolina

Funding CoordinationLocation: Craven Community College, Bosch & Siemens Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), 800 College Court, New Bern, NC 28562, Room 102
Cost: Free!
Date: 12/11/2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

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This workshop is designed for local government drinking water system managers, finance directors, elected officials, or anyone who is involved with financial decisions for their water system. The objective of the workshop is to provide participants with financial tools to ensure their systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come.

This workshop will cover:

  • Rates and rate setting
  • Controlling costs
  • Planning for capital expenses
  • Accessing external funding (loans and grants)
  • Tracking and benchmarking financial performance
  • Other Enterprise Fund issues that small water systems face

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges.  Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to attend.

This course is currently under consideration for Water Operator Certification Contact Hours. We will be providing 6.0 Professional Engineering PDHs.

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