CA-NV AWWA Offers Free Chromium-6 Workshops

Workshops will educate water system managers, engineers and operators about upcoming regulations

CA-NV AWWA Hexavalent Chromium Workshops Drinking Water Standard

In anticipation of California’s pending drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the CA-NV Section of the American Water Works Assn. (CA-NV AWWA), Hazen and Sawyer and the city of Glendale, Calif., are partnering to offer a free webinar and in-person seminars on the treatment technologies for chromium-6 removal. For nearly a decade, the city of Glendale has been managing a major research effort on identifying technologies for removal of chromium-6 from drinking water. Results of this research, technical evaluations, cost and compliance strategies will be discussed at length during the webinar and at each seminar. “This is an incredible opportunity for water system managers, engineers and operators to learn about the upcoming chromium-6 regulation, examine real-world solutions and ask questions at no cost to their utility,” said Tim Worley, executive director of CA-NV AWWA. The agenda features the following recognized experts:

  • Nicole Blute, a senior associate for Hazen & Sawyer Environmental Engineers in Los Angeles. She is the principal investigator for the city of Glendale’s $9 million research program on chromium treatment technologies, including planning, oversight of design, and optimization of two operating facilities serving water to the public;
  • Lynn Grijalva, an engineer and vice president for Hazen & Sawyer who has involved the public in planning and design of water projects. Examples of her work include public taste tests and presentations on the quality of groundwater and treatment process effectiveness;
  • Ramon Z. Abueg, chief assistant general manager for Water & Power. Abueg has been with the department for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management and operations of the electric and water systems; and
  • Timothy Worley, Ph.D., executive director of CN-NV AWWA, since 2011.

Earn up to three free contact hours by registering for one of the live-lecture seminars.

For more information, contact Grace Cardenas at 909.291.2109, download the registration form or visit


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