News | May 19, 2014

AWWA Announces ‘Communicating With Customers About Lead And Lead Service Lines' Webinar

The American Water Works Association announced today that it will host the “Communicating with Customers about Lead and Lead Service Lines” webinar on Wed., May 21 at 1 p.m. EDT.

This webinar provides an opportunity for drinking water professionals to hear about current research and regulatory work that was included in the recently released AWWA guide Communicating About Lead Service Lines: A Guide for Water Systems Addressing Service Line Repair and Replacement and to learn about how that work may impact communication with stakeholders.

Webinar participants will hear from a representative from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s lead poisoning prevention branch who will summarize the current state of the science associated with environmental lead exposure.

Also presenting on the webinar will be the lead author of a recently-published study funded by U.S. EPA on the release of lead from disturbed lead service lines. An expert from NSF will also describe how to properly identify home filters and other water treatment technologies that are recognized under NSF-61 for lead reduction. 

Webinar presenters include:

  • Mary Jean Brown ScD, RN; Chief, Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Miguel A. Del Toral; Regulations Manager; U.S. EPA
  • Rick Andrew; Global Business Development Director, NSF Water Systems; NSF International
  • Moderator: Melissa Essex Elliot; Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Government and Stakeholder Relations; Denver Water

To learn more and to register for this event, visit the webinar home page (http://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/distance-learning/webinars.aspx).

About The American Water Works Association
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

SOURCE: The American Water Works Association (AWWA)

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