EPA, USDA Conduct First 'Train-the-Trainer' Webinar
The webinars are for small and rural water and wastewater system professionals
On Jan. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted the first of five planned "train-the-trainer" webinars to train small and rural water and wastewater system professionals to assess their system operations and make improvements in priority areas using the agencies' "Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management and Workshop in a Box" tools. More than 320 participants from 47 states participated in the webinar. Participants will be able to use these tools and the training they received to work with small systems and communities throughout the country, providing workshops on sustainable utility management. At least four additional train-the-trainer workshops are planned this year.