Rural Water News

Springtime Flooding: Drinking Water System, Preparation and Response Training

Because of unusually high snow-packs in many areas of the state, there is concern that a sudden rise in temperatures may cause flooding that could possibly impact drinking water systems – both at the source(s), as well as within distribution systems. Because of this looming potential, water system managers/operators should begin planning, and putting those plans, as well as anticipated equipment, in place now. Additionally, increase vigilance throughout the next few months, to determine if drinking water has been compromised, should be incorporated within those plans; frequent monitoring, both physically onsite, as well as water sampling (investigative).

The Rural Water Association and the Division of Drinking Water put together half-day courses that were presented in 4 locations to address this issue. 

  • April 11th Cache Valley | 9 am - 12 pm
  • April 13th Weber County | 1 pm - 4 pm
  • April 18th Stansbury Park | 1 pm - 4 pm
  • April 19th Springville | 9 am - 12 pm