Region 4 AWOP Strategic Planning Meeting and Workshop

The TSC optimization team, in partnership with EPA Region 4 and ASDWA, led a technical training workshop and strategic planning meeting on March 28-30, 2017 in Nashville, TN.  Participants included state drinking water program representatives from Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. States presented their annual AWOP reports, including AWOP activities and resulting water quality impacts. The technical workshop focused on turbidity data integrity from sampling through reporting.  The Metro Water Services, Omohundro Water Treatment Plant in Nashville hosted the workshop.   Discussion topics included a variety of PWSS and AWOP implementation issues, and the decision to host a corrosion control optimization workshop next November in KY.  State action plans were developed to support ongoing implementation of AWOP.  This meeting was the first to be hosted by the TN Department of Environmental Conservation and also the first time that J. Alan Roberson, ASDWA’s new Executive Director, participated in an AWOP event. (Richard Lieberman, US EPA- TSC)