Montana Drinking Water Optimization Training
September 28, 2016
During the week of September 12 – 16, 2016, the TSC Optimization Team led a training class for drinking water program staff with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in Helena, MT. Attendees from EPA Region 8 also participated. Topics covered during the 2½-day class included an overview of surface water treatment plant optimization, plant performance assessment (including data trending and analyses) and turbidity data handling from sampling through reporting. A turbidity data integrity workshop was conducted at the Ten Mile Water Treatment Plant in Helena, MT. The in-plant workshop provided participants and water system staff the opportunity to identify the many potential influences on data quality that may impact process control decisions and water quality reporting. Participants concluded the training by summarizing their findings and developing action steps. (Tom Waters, US EPA, TSC).