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Webinar | Water Quality Standards – What You Need (or Ought) to Know

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Date and Time: 7-6-2023 @ 02:00 PM (EDT) to 7-6-2023 @ 03:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Online Event

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Description: In this 1-hour webinar, experts from the Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center will discuss Water Quality Standards with real-world examples – particularly as they apply wastewater treatment plant owners and operators. In most cases, state Water Quality Standards are the single most important factor in determining NPDES permit effluent limitations. Failing to understand how water quality standards affect NPDES permit limits may subject a permittee to overly stringent requirements that can prove costly to the permittee. Topics that will be covered include:

  • What are Water Quality Standards?
  • Designated Uses, Water Quality Criteria, and Antidegradation
  • Key Water Quality Areas That Utilize Water Quality Standards: Monitoring and Assessment, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and NPDES Permit Limits
  • Why You Should Care About Water Quality Standards and More!

Presenter: Mike Tate, PE, Project Associate, Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center

Certificate: This webinar has NOT been submitted for continuing education credit approval. We can provide a certificate of attendance to eligible attendees but cannot guarantee it will meet your PDH or CEU requirements.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for wastewater 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 wastewater systems


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