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RCAC: Creating Operation & Maintenance Plans

September 14, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Creating Operation & Maintenance Plans

Date & Time: September 14, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 

Location: University of Merced, Extension Education Building (2145 Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95341)

Description: Your only licensed operator has just left town due to a family emergency, and handed you the phone number of a certified operator in the next town. Will the substitute operator know how your system works and what needs to be done on a daily basis to keep it safe and in compliance? A properly prepared Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan is one of a water purveyor’s most important documents. The O&M Plan is a “living” document that explains how a public water system is to be operated and maintained on a day-to-day basis to ensure public health, safety, and compliance with applicable regulations. In addition to being an important training tool for new staff, the O&M manual serves as a practical handbook by which a qualified substitute operator can operate and maintain the system in a safe and reliable manner in absence of the system’s primary operator. This is a free training.

Participants will learn:

  • The vital elements that comprise an O&M Plan
  • The most important tools needed for developing an O&M Plan
  • Policies and procedures for keeping your O&M Plan updated
  • Free resources and templates for developing O&M Plans

Who should attend?: The recommended audience includes water system operators, managers and maintenance staff.

Accreditation: 6 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded. Contact hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. Certificates will be available through your profile.



September 14, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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University of California Merced, Extension Education Building
2145 Wardrobe Avenue
Merced, CA 95341 United States
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