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Sustainable Utility Management Training

Introducing Online CEH Training!

Since the Alabama Department of Public Health released guidelines urging folks to avoid meetings to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, we have been revising our training plans, technology, and agendas to make training available online.

We are happy to announce that, for now, we will hold our regularly scheduled CEH training online.

  • To join a class, look for the Webinar Registration Link (below) and be sure to give us a good email address. We will send an email message with all the information you will need to log into the class.
  • On the day of the class, don't drive any farther than a computer with a good internet connection! Follow the directions to connect (from the email), and join in. You will be able to see and hear the instructor and even ask questions!
  • If you have already registered for a class, we will contact you by email. If you don't hear from us, call us at 334-396-5511.
  • If this will be your first time, please set up your system and log in about 15 minutes early.
    In the meantime, you may watch this short (4:23 min) Quick Start video below to get started.

We truly hope that the current situation will soon pass and we can all come together and enjoy one another’s company and share experiences again. Until then, bear with us while we work out a kinks in the Online Training. Stay safe!

See you at the Webinar!

FREE Training Opportunity!
Description | Agenda
Dates and Locations | Register
Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management
Water is a critical resource in the process of maintaining a good quality of life for Alabama citizens.

December 12, 2019 - Summerdale
May 14, 2020 - Webinar (was Auburn)

Plan to Join Us!   Register soon! 


This workshop will help utilities address a full range of operational and management challenges necessary to assist in improving the overall operation of the Utility.

  • How to deliver increasingly efficient, and higher quality services
  • How to improve long‐term sustainability and increase resiliency
  • Using the Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management for improvements of your Utility’s Operation

This training will be FREE OF CHARGE.

You will want to register now to be a part of this educational opportunity.
We strongly encourage you to join the webinar!!

To Register... choose one:


    1. Save a copy of this PDF registration to your desktop.
    2. Open the saved PDF file (do not try to complete and send in your browser)
    3. Fill in the training registration form, then
      - Email - save and email it to,
      - Fax - print and fax it to 334-396-7090, or
      - Mail - mail it to us.

Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management
Training Information and Registration
Complete and email or fax this registration to us.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Time Event
8:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Instructions & Workshop Objectives
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. What are Variable Speed Drives (VFD)
Presented by ABB, Inc.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. How VFD’s can conserve energy
Presented by ABB, Inc.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. VFD’s hands on laboratory
Presented by ABB, Inc.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH
(On your own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Conserving electrical consumption
with High Efficiency

Presented by Jim House
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Overview of 10 Key Management Areas
and Achievable Utility Assessment

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Self-Assessment Determining Sustainable Goals
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Feedback / Evaluations

This Training Session will provide 7.0 Water/Wastewater CEH’s Subject to ADEM Approval.
Training is provided as a joint effort of the Alabama Rural Water Association and USDA-RUS.

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Date and Location

Date Location
December 12, 2019 Summerdale Municipal Complex
502 West Lee Avenue
Summerdale, AL. 36580 (Google Map)
May 14, 2020 Webinar (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Kiesel Park Community Services Building
520 Chadwick Lane
Auburn, AL 36832 (Google Map)


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Course Fee

Your SWP number is needed if you are a SWP member and you want us to track your training hours. SWP Membership has many benefits including additional free training. More about SWP Membership.


Course, Date, and Location

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Having trouble with your registration?

If you have trouble with your registration, please fill out the PDF brochure (link at top of page) and email, fax, or mail it to us instead. Thanks!


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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

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Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090