HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Lori A. Burkert, P.G., M.S.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Coraopolis, PA

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16603

Product Number: 19 PAPH2OSS 11 21 MPDF MB

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This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $269 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

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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

Introduction to Public Water Supply Systems

   What is a public water system?
      • Public vs. private
      • Community, non-community, transient, non-transient
      • Bottled, vended, bulk, consecutive
   Quantity and quality objectives
   Major infrastructure: source, transmission, treatment, pumping, distribution, storage, services
   Small group activity: developing a water supply master plan

Federal and State Regulatory Framework

   Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
   Review of federal rule-making
      • The Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR)
      • The Groundwater Rule (GWR)
      • Distribution-related rules (DRR, DBP, LCR, TCR)
      • Chemical contaminants (arsenic, LCR, radionuclides)
   State drinking water programs and recent rule-making (PA, OH, WV, MD)
   Emerging contaminants

Sources and Treatment

   Water sources: quantity, quality, and reliability
   Surface water treatment processes
   Groundwater treatment processes
   Permitting, compliance and reporting
   Case studies: water supply for multiple client types and sizes

Transmission, Distribution, and Storage

   Design constraints: flow, pressure, water age
   Distribution system and storage
      • System mapping (GIS/CAD) and hydraulic modeling
      • Water loss and leak management
      • Water quality, compliance and reporting
   Small group activity: water quality in distribution systems

Emergency Preparedness and Response

   Common failure mechanisms
   Emergency response planning


Lori A. Burkert, P.G., M.S.

Project Manager / GIS Manager at Entech Engineering, Inc.

Mrs. Burkert is a professional geologist with 18 years of experience in water resources, water supply and wastewater systems. Her expertise includes source water investigation and protection, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, water distribution system operations and maintenance, wastewater inflow and infiltration control programs, water quality, data management, regulatory compliance, field inspection and site work, and environmental consulting.

Ms. Burkert previously worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as a public water supply inspector. She received a B.S. degree from Elizabethtown College in Environmental Science, and an M.S. degree from Lehigh University in Earth and Environmental Science, with a focus in (geo)chemistry.

She served as the President of the Pennsylvania state chapter of the American Water Resources Association (PA-AWRA) in 2017 and 2018.

Entech Engineering is a full service engineering firm with six office locations throughout Pennsylvania. We serve utilities, government, commercial, manufacturing, and higher education organizations. Entech offers civil, environmental, MEP, structural and architectural services, helping our clients make more informed decisions to achieve their goals.