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  1. 1. Drinking Water and Wastewater Handbook for Local Officials Produced by the Maryland Center for Environmental Training, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 October 2000
  2. 2. Acknowledgments The handbook was produced under a cooperative agreement between the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET) of the College of Southern Maryland, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), the Delaware Technical and Community College (DelTech), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jim Kern, of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, was the EPA project manager and provided valuable oversight and support. Chapters were drafted by a number of authors and compiled by staff from the Maryland Center for Environmental Training. MCET would This project has like to thank the following people for their contributions to the hand- been funded book: Brian Carbaugh, Doug Abbott, Theresa Wellman, Lenny Gold, wholly or in part Richard Alper, Laura Ford, Jake Bair, Susan Craton, and Sally Ho. by the United States Karen Brandt directed the project for the Maryland Center for Environmental Environmental Training. Laura Ford edited and desktop published the Protection Agency handbook and managed the project for MCET. Jake Bair was instrumen- under assistance tal in developing the project concept and provided essential technical agreement number review during the project. The following MCET staff also contributed to T-993694-01-0 to the project: Susan Craton, Editor, and Frank Comstock, Technical the Maryland Reviewer. Center for Environmental This handbook was inspired by Daniel Farris, Director of Limerick Training. The Township Municipal Authority, Limerick, Pennsylvania, and a 104(g)(1) contents of this wastewater operator trainer. “There’s got to be a better way….” document do not necessarily reflect the views and The definitions of words in the glossary are copyrighted and reproduced by permission of the policies of the Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento Foundation, 6000 J Street, Environmental Sacramento, CA 95819-6025. For copies of the operator training manuals on the safe Protection Agency, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities that are the original source of nor does mention these definitions, contact the Office of Water Programs, phone (916) 278-6142 or by e-mail at of trade names or http://wateroffice@owp.csus.edu. commercial products GASB Research Report, Water and Wastewater Treatment, is copyrighted by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, 401 Merritt 7, P.O. Box 5116, Norwark, Connecticut 06856- constitute 5116, U.S.A. Portions are reprinted with permission. Complete copies of this document are endorsement or available from the GASB. recommendation for use. Materials adapted from the Comprehensive Guide to Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing, Second Edition, are used by permission of George Raftelis and CRC Press, LLC, 2000 NW Corporate Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. To purchase copies, call (800) 272-7737. Cover photos: Lenny Gold and Bruce Darner, Middletown, Maryland, plant superintendent, review secondary clarifier performance at Middletown’s plant (photo by Jake Bair), Montross, Virginia, town hall (photo by Perry Costas), water tower in Leonardtown, Maryland (photo by Lenny Gold).
  3. 3. Contents A Introduction B The Regulatory Setting contributed by Laura Ford, Maryland Center for Environmental Training C Legal Responsibilities contributed by Richard Alper, Esq., Maryland Center for Environmental Training D Operations contributed by Sally Ho, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection E Maintenance contributed by Brian Carbaugh, Delaware Technical and Community College F Personnel Management contributed by Lenny Gold, Maryland Center for Environmental Training G Procurement of Professional Services contributed by Lenny Gold, Maryland Center for Environmental Training H Public Relations contributed by Brian Carbaugh, Delaware Technical and Community College I Financial Management and Business Planning contributed by Theresa Wellman, Maryland Center for Environmental Training J Bibliography contributed by Susan Craton, Maryland Center for Environmental Training K Contacts and Resources contributed by Susan Craton, Maryland Center for Environmental Training L Sample Monthly Reporting Form contributed by Jake Bair, Maryland Center for Environmental Training M Glossary contributed by the Office of Water Programs, California State University

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