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Presenter: Patrick K. Cole, PE, CME, CWPM

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Recording Location: Secaucus, NJ

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15448

Product Number: 18 NJPH2OSS 8 30 CDMN TC

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Public Water Supply Systems: An Introduction

   What is a ‘public water system’?
   Definitions – Community vs. non-Community, transient vs. non-transient
   Basic objectives: quantity and quality
   Defining a PWS vs. private water or grey water systems
   Calculating demand: domestic flows and fire suppression
   Typical sources of raw water
   Format of major infrastructure: source, treatment, pumping, distribution, storage, services
   Sizing and redundancy: A discussion of firm capacity regulations and operational intent

The Regulatory Framework: Federal Safe Drinking Water Act
and State-Level Amendments

   Reviewing intent: Standards for development of water quality standards
   The Safe Drinking Water Act
   Review of federal rule-making’s:
      • The Surface Water Treatment Rule, amendments, and related rules
      • The Groundwater Treatment Rule
      • Distribution-related rules (DBP’s, LCR, TCR)
      • Secondary contaminants
   New Jersey state regulations
      • NJ Safe Drinking Water Act – NJSA 58:12A-1
      • NJ Safe Drinking Water Act rules – NJAC 7:10
      • Water Supply Management Act rules – NJSA 58:1A-1
      • Water Supply Allocation rules – NJAC 7:19
      • Water Quality Accountability Act – NJSA 58:31-1
      • NJEIT / Infrastructure bank – funding framework

Sources and Treatment

   Evaluating water sources: Quantity, quality, and reliability
   Design approach – Surface water treatment processes
   Design approach – Groundwater treatment processes
   Evaluating treatment option – Three case studies
      • Water supply for a retail commercial property
      • Water supply for a small suburban municipality
      • Water supply for a large urban municipality

Transmission, Distribution, and Storage

   Design constraints: Flow, pressure, water age
   Distribution system water quality considerations:
      Balancing disinfection with chronic contaminants
   Pipe materials, sizing, maintenance
   Distribution storage – Sizing, materials, formats, maintenance

Compliance Reporting and Trending Issues

   Review of typical compliance and reporting requirements
   Review of some common failure mechanisms
   Case study discussion: Flint, Michigan
   Emerging contaminants


Patrick K. Cole, PE, CME, CWPM

Patrick K. Cole, PE, CME, CWPM is the NJ Water Department Manager for the consulting firm H2M Architects + Engineers, where his projects serve all aspects of water supply and distribution, in addition to wastewater collections and treatment, for a range of public and private clients. Mr. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a masters degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University. An active industry participant, Mr. Cole serves currently as a trustee of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) New Jersery Section, with a past trusteeship in the Association-level AWWA Distribution and Plant Operations Division. Mr. Cole is a co-author of the upcoming AWWA Manual of Practice M64 (“Aeration and Air Stripping”). Additionally, Mr. Cole maintains memberships in the Water Environment Federation, the Association of Environmental Authorities of NJ, and the North Jersey Water Conference. Mr. Cole is a certified municipal engineer and a certified public works manager, and he holds a professional engineer’s certification in the States of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut.