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Sustainable Utility Management Training (W/WW)

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 see more about webinars and watch a short orientation Video, select "Show More."

FREE Training Opportunity!
Description | Agenda
Dates and Registration
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.

May 21, 2020
Webinar (was Auburn)

Kiesel Park Community Services Building

Register now to be a part of this educational opportunity!


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

Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management Information (pdf)

This training will be FREE OF CHARGE.

To Register, follow the link below...

  • Select the date for the webinar and follow the link. It will take you to a registration form.
  • Complete the registration form.
  • We will send you an email confirmation with the information you need to connect to the webinar.
Webinar Date Link to Registration Form
May 21, 2020 Webinar
Webinar ID: 474-061-035

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Plan to connect a few minutes before 8:00 am to allow time to complete the GoToWebinar attendee registration.

There may be multiple attendees per “Online Class” computer at your facility. If this is the case, please let Mike Baumgartner ( or 334 850-0192) know with an email or mobile phone text of all class participants.

Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Systems
is sponsored by the USDA.

We look forward to seeing you!



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 Motors
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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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.

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