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Kansas | Intro to Asset Management and Lead Line Replacement

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Date and Time: 10-17-2019 @ 09:00 AM (EDT) to @ 04:00 PM (EDT)

In this workshop, you will learn how asset management can benefit your system, and get answers to several important questions relating to lead service line replacement. With limited revenues, aging infrastructure, and regulatory obligations to meet, a comprehensive approach to managing your system is vital. You may have problems related to unknown meter, valve, or hydrant locations. You may not be sure of which asset(s) to replace given limited funds. Asset Management can help you solve these problems, and more.

The concerns about lead water pipes were elevated nationally by the problems with lead in the potable water in Flint, Michigan. Lead has been banned in connection with potable water use by Federal law since 1986. This workshop will provide an overview of key information and facts regarding lead service line replacement.


You will learn:

  • How to identify the 5 core components of asset management
  • To make decisions about how to operate, maintain, repair, and replace those assets
  • How to set goals for level of service at a sustainable cost
  • Why is lead service line replacement important
  • How lead gets into drinking water
  • What are the lead service line Federal rules and regulations

Trainer: Jerry Blain, PE – Project Associate, WSU Environmental Finance Center & John A. Sullivan, PE – Senior Research Engineer, Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center at Michigan Technological University

Training Hours: Approved for 5 hours of water operator CEUs by KDHE.

Contact: Leslie Kimble,

Who Should Attend:


  • Managers, owners, and operators of small water systems serving less than 10,000 people, including local government systems and tribal systems, as well as all other types of water systems, such as: homeowners associations, mobile home parks, resorts/campgrounds, schools, prisons, and more
  • Decision-makers for water utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems