Teleconference on Municipal Water Systems

Jeff Cantin (jcantin at
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 11:02:48 -0400

This notice is being circulated to encourage participation in a live video
teleconference on source protection of drinking water. Please share with
interested colleagues. Apologies in advance for cross-posting. Responses
should be directed to the address listed at the bottom of the notice. Thanks!

Source Protection of Drinking Water: Practical Tools for Municipal Water
This live teleconference will provide participants with practical tools for
the protection of both ground water and surface water, drawing on the
extensive experience of the sponsoring organizations in developing wellhead
and watershed protection plans. Speakers will highlight the cost savings
that can be realized through prevention of source water contamination. The
focus will be on small to medium-size systems.

The teleconference is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
in cooperation with the New England Water Works Association, the National
Rural Water Association, the American Water Works Association, and New
England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.

The satellite program is part of a two-day conference (September 4 and 5,
1996) at the New England Conference Center at the University of New
Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. For more information about this
conference, which will focus on issues specific to the New England area,
please contact New England Water Works Association, Brigette Connelly,

The Program
This teleconference will be useful for utility operators, engineers,
scientists, regulatory officials, and representatives of watershed
associations. The program will air on Wednesday, September 4, 1996, from
12:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and will be accessible at no charge to
downlink locations nationwide.

Several speakers will address the following:
- The status and future of water resources
- The benefits of source protection
- Practical tools for the protection of both ground water and surface water
- Special problems such as land use, risk/benefit, jurisdictional, and
regulatory issues.

A panel of individuals from both the public and private sectors will discuss
their experiences and viewpoints regarding source protection. The panelists
will take questions from you, the audience, and address your concerns.

How You Can Participate
You can bring this satellite program to your community by organizing a
downlink site. We have prepared a free kit explaining everything you need to
know about coordinating a downlink site, including how to identify and
reserve a downlink facility, spread the word about the event, and work with
the technical contact at the downlink site. The kit also provides guidance
for coordinators who wish to incorporate the satellite program into a larger
local or regional event. There is no cost to downlink the program.

Let Us Know If You Are Interested
If you would like to be a downlink site coordinator and receive a free kit,
please respond by telling us the following:


You may also let us know if you may be interested in attending the satellite
program if a downlink site is available near you.

Mail, fax, or e-mail this information to: Beth Timm, Eastern Research Group,
Inc., 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02173-3134; Phone: 617-674-7331;
Fax: 617-674-2906; E-mail: btimm at

/ Jeff Cantin /
/ Eastern Research Group /
/ 110 Hartwell Avenue /
/ Lexington, MA 02173 /
\ jcantin at \
\ \
\ [message created using \
\ recycled electrons] \