The Virginia Section AWWA is committed to the training and education of water systems of all sizes. We realize, however, that small systems face unique challenges. The tools, resources, and information listed are intended to keep small systems aware of everything available to them through the Virginia Section and AWWA.
Training opportunities: (unique to small systems - See a full list of training events on the right)
For all FREE 2017 Small Systems Training opportunities, visit www.awwa.org/smallsystemstraining.
The following FREE webinar for small systems serving populations of 10,000 or less is made possible through a US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Grant and AWWA’s training partner, the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN). AWWA membership is not required; however, individuals must register for the event.
2-hour Financial Sustainability for Small Systems eLearning Course
This eLearning course focuses on 3 major areas needed by small systems to achieve financial sustainability; including understanding enterprise funds and their revenues, as well as an overview of what is needed to protect public health through safe water.
View previously recorded webinars.
Financial Sustainability for Small Systems
This eLearning course focuses on 3 major areas needed by small systems to achieve financial sustainability; including understanding enterprise funds and their revenues, as well as an overview of what is needed to protect public health through safe water. The course is open through 2015 and is intended for small systems serving populations under 10,000.
Course Length: 2 hours/ 0.2 CEUs
Cost to small systems: FREE
Registration link: http://www.awwa.org/store/productdetail.aspx?productid=53117011
Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Complaince for Small Systems
eLearning - Self Paced course
This eLearning course focuses on 4 major areas needed by small systems to maintain and achieve compliance with the Revised Total Coliform Rule; including when and how to conduct the RTCR assessment, evaluation of sampling procedures, source water treatment assessments and evaluation of distribution system operations and maintenance practices on coliform occurrence.
Course Length: 3 hours/ 0.3 CEUs
Cost to small systems: FREE
Scholarships and Grants
VA AWWA Operator's Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be given out to a water system operator from Virginia. Applications are due by May 19th. Download an application here.
Plant Operations Small System Grant - This grant is awarded to water plant operators wanting to attend any VA AWWA or AWWA training; covering registration cost only. The purpose of the grant is to improve and expose operators to VA AWWA and AWWA training opportunities for Small Systems in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Grant money can only be approved for one event, once a year, per individual. Operators must have a valid Commonwealth of Virginia, State Board of Certification Water Works License. Each applicant will need to supply ALL information on the application form and agree to allow VA AWWA contact them in the future regarding the Plant Operations Committee and their events.
Small Systems Guidelines and Application
WaterJAM Utility Travel Grant - Each year VA AWWA provides a water utility employee located outside the area in which the Annual Meeting is held a grant to offset the cost of attending the annual meeting (WaterJAM). Selection is based on the individual merit of the applications. The grant amount is $500 and will be paid to the recipient's utility. Application forms are due by July 31, 2017.