Emergency Assistance / New Operator Training
The Emergency Assistance / New Operator Training program was developed by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) in 2004 to provide on-site technical assistance to water utilities that are without a certified operator. Cities and RWDs or other public water systems that lose their operator in charge must notify KDHE by contacting Vickie Wessel at 785/296-2976. KDHE then contacts KRWA and requests on-site assistance be provided to the utility or new operator. The purpose is to ensure the water system continues to provide quality water and a new operator is trained.
KRWA provides training materials, assists with testing procedures, reporting requirements, recordkeeping and assistance in operating the water system as necessary.
For a summary of the program, see this article from the July 2004 issue of The Kansas Lifeline.