Streamline - Spring 2015 - (Page 7)
BY MYRICA W. KEISER, VRWA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Highlights from 2014
ON-SITE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE was provided by VRWA to operators, managers and other person-
nel of water and wastewater utilities across the Commonwealth.
a busy year
for the staff,
assist you to
state for you.
On-Site Contacts Required
Drinking Water Programs
Circuit Rider #1
Circuit Rider #2
416.50 389.00 360
SWU Sourcewater USDA
EPA Training Specialist/WW 38.25
EPA Training Specialist
Training was held throughout the Commonwealth
in order to help you earn those much needed CPEs.
FIVE YEARS OF TRAINING NUMBERS
Classes Locations Operators Different
36 1349 585
42 1363 574
38 1534 669
48 1220 699
Just One of Many Stories to Tell
The Town of Pamplin is a small incorporated
community straddling the Appomattox CountyPrince Edward County line. Robert Mitchell, town
of Pamplin Mayor, had previously requested assistance from Virginia Rural Water Association with
leak detection in their water distribution system.
Mr. Mitchell stated that they had noticed increased
gallons of water pumped from their two wells
over the past months, but their customer billing
had remained consistent. VRWA staff determined
that the town of Pamplin is losing approximately
10,000 gallons of water per day.
VRWA Circuit Rider Kenny Reynolds had been
involved with assisting the town with leak detection. During the past month, VRWA Circuit Riders
returned to locate all possible water main valves
so town staff could uncover pavement over them
for future leak detection efforts.
On April 1-3, 2014, VRWA Circuit Riders
returned to perform leak detection at the town of
Pamplin. During this on-site visit small sections of
the water distribution system would be isolated and
a pressure gauge would be monitored for evidence
of water leaks. The leak was located at a covered
blow-off valve off an eight-inch PVC water main.
The VRWA Circuit Riders were on-site for a
total of 44 hours assisting the town of Pamplin.
Since the water leak repair, additional savings to
the town will be realized with reduced electrical
and chemical use at their well facilities. Savings to
the Town of Pamplin was approximately $5,500.
VRWA SERVES 404 MEMBERS IN FIVE CATEGORIES
Water & Wastewater Systems
Class VI Operators
* ircuit Rider Tracy Puckett went to Lee
* ucian Lineberry was hired as Circuit Rider
* ary Gandee was hired as Circuit Rider
* ancy Carr retired again
* cott McNally was hired as Source Water
* rank Nadeau departed due to loss of program
* pril 2014 Conference held record numbers
* ugust 2014 Expo held record numbers
* ugust 2014 Expo an "ATV" was donated by
2014 was a busy year for the staff, bringing in
new faces and training them to assist you to sponsoring training around the state for you. Always
check our website calendar for updated training
Now do us a favor and mark your calendar for the
upcoming 2015 Annual Conference April 13-15 at
the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Hope
to see you there!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Spring 2015
From the President: Power Failure
From the Executive Director: Highlights from 2014
The Sustainability Managed Utility
Communication… Say What?
Flushing Away the Ebola Threat
Hazard Communication Standards – Guidelines for OSHA Compliance
State Water Control Board Approves Controversial Permit
VRWA Said Goodbye to Past Executive Director
USDA Rural Development
The RATES Program
Adequate Rates versus Affordability
Debt Refinancing: An Alternate Source of Capital
How the Cloud is Revolutionizing the Future of Water Utility Management
Southern Corrosion Supports Victory Junction
Throwing My Loop: Call Me Anytime
Do You Know What Your VRWA Benefits Are?
Board of Directors
Index to Advertisers/ Ad.com
Streamline - Spring 2015