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Water Resources

Water Resources are listed below in order to help water systems and their water and/or wastewater operations specialists in Minnesota provide a quality water supply to rural areas, increase their operational and management knowledge, increase public awareness of water quality vulnerability and source water protection, and to increase the professionalism of system personnel.

*Update on MDH Lab Changes for Very Small Systems

Water System Related Rules

*Water Certification Rule - Chapter 9400
*Backflow Prevention and Cross Connections Rule - Chapter 4714.0603
*Minnesota Cold Weather Rule - 216B.097
*Fluoridation Rule - Chapter 4720.0030
*National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, List of Contaminants & their MCLs - EPA
*Public Water Supply Plans; Appropriations During Deficiency (Water Conservation Rate Rule)
*Water Conservation Rates information
*The Revised Total Coliform Rule: A Guide for Small Public Water Systems - EPA Guide
*Sample Collection Procedures

When You Need An Engineer
*When You Need An Engineer handout

Vaccinations and Testing Links:
Vaccinations and Infectious Disease Testing Coverage - http://www.lmc.org/media/document/1/vaccinationsandinfectiousdiseasetestingcoverage.pdf
Tuberculosis Screening for Correctional and Emergency Medical Workers - http://www.lmc.org/media/document/1/tuberculosisscreening.pdf

Water System Operations Specialist Certification Links
pdf
*Minnesota Department of Health Water Supply System Operations Exam Application - link
*Minnesota Department of Health Water Exam References (includes Math Conversion tables and
  Need to Know information
)
*Minnesota Department of Health Water Certification Frequently Asked Questions
pdf*Class D Study Guide
pdf*Minnesota Water Works Operations Manual
*Contract Operating Guidelines - MDH Link


Water System Operations Specialist Training Links
*MRWA Training Calendar (includes training offered from other agencies)
*Minnesota Department of Health Relevancy of Training
*Water System Operations Specialist Training Record form
pdf*Board Member Guidance Manual - pdf download (large file size, right click on link and choose
     'save target as' to save to your computer)

*Water and Wastewater System Checklist


Water System Operations Specialist Needs:
pdfTrace Wire Specification Guide & Details
 MRWA Frozen Service Line Resources & Prevention Procedures
pdf*
MDH 30-Hour Sample Requirement
*Math Formula Conversion Sheet
*Minnesota Drinking Water - EPA Link
*MDH Drinking Water Protection Site - MDH Link
*Chlorine & Hazardous Leak Reporting Requirements - EPA Link
*Ammonia in the Distribution System - by Dave Schultz, MDH Engineer, reprinted with permission from
     MDH
*
Hydrant Maintenance - recommended from American Flow Control
*
Hydrant Record Form
*Valve Record Form
*
Hydrant Flow Test Record Form
*
Water Loss Calculation Form
*Water Leak Determination Form
*Water System Flushing Form
*Tech Briefs from National Drinking Water Clearinghouse - technical articles for operations support
*US Units to Metric Units - conversion calculation site link
*Water Drip Leak Calculator - Link to calculate water loss from leaky faucets
*Benefits of Water Meters
*Monitoring and Testing Drinking Water in Minnesota - MDH Link
*Coliform Bacteria in the Water System - MDH Link
*Contaminants: Microbiological, Radiological, & Inorganic - MDH Link
*Contaminants: Volatile (VOC) and Synthetic (SOC) Organic Chemicals - MDH Link
*Sample Municipal Ordinances
*Sample Public Notices
*Sample Municipal Personnel Policies
*Sample Municipal Job Descriptions
*LMC Link:  Securing Payment of Utility Charges
pdf*Well Drawdown - NRWA Training Guide


NonMunicipal / NonTransient NonCommunity Operations Specialist Needs:
pdf*Class E Study Guide
- pdf download
*Class E Certification Need to Know
*Class D Certification Need to Know
pdf*Safe Drinking Water for Your Small Water System: An Operator's Guide - pdf download
*Importance of Routine Maintenance
*Aestheic Issues for Small Systems
*Maintaining Your Well and Water System
*NonCommunity Water System General Information - MDH Link

*Fact Sheet: Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs? - MDH Fact Sheet
*Let it Run and Get the Lead Out - MDH Link
*Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities - EPA Link
pdfWell Disinfection Link to MDH Site


Cross Connection Control
*Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Resources


Conservation Water Rates
*Minnesota Law - Conservation Water Rates Information & Helpful Tools


Water Rate Analysis Sheet:

*Water Rate Analysis Spreadsheet - calculate your water and/or wastewater rates with our Excel
       spreadsheet


Water as Taxable:
pdf*
Questions on if Water is taxable - see page 10 of this download from League of Minnesota Cities


Well Water Links:
*
Lead in Well Water - MDH Link
*Nitrate in Well Water - MDH Link
*
Arsenic in Minnesota's Well Water - MDH Link

Drinking Water Concerns Links:

*Contaminant and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminanted Water - Support Guide for Water Utilities - EPA download
*Energy Use Assessment Tool - download for Water and Wastewater Systems - EPA download
*Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities
   - EPA download
*MDH Annual Drinking Water Report - MDH Link
*Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems - EPA link
*CUPSS: Asset Management Program - EPA download
*Liquid Assets Minnesota - A documentary film about Minnesota's Critical Water Infrastructure

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arrowYou Have a Choice   by Kyle Kedrowski

arrowFlowing Artesian Wells in Minnesota - source: Minnesota
            Dept. of Health, Well Management Section


arrowEmergency Planning for Small Systems  by Jennifer Koenig

arrowAsset Management Guidance   by Ruth Hubbard

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Why Become a MnWARN Member?   by Jeff Dale

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Budget Time   by Teri Osterman

arrowConcordia Language Villages   by Jennifer Koenig

arrow Well, Well   by Kyle Kedrowski

arrowAccidental Chlorine Release Emergency Notifications  
              by Jon Groethe, MDH


arrowChase Down Those Leaks - EPA WaterSense

arrowApproved Water Supply Plans, Part 2   by Ruth Hubbard

arrowCold Spring: More Than Just Beer! - check out page 21 on link

arrowRevised Total Coliform Rule  by Simon McCormack, MDH

arrowStillwater Prison Gets New Water System by Jennifer Koenig

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The Perfect Time to Find That Valve   by Kyle Kedrowski

arrow2014 Annual Drinking Water Report - MDH Link

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Hilltop Water Barn  by Kyle Kedrowski

arrowWatch
: 60 Minutes segment: Depleting the Water

arrowFreeze Up of 2014 by Jeff Dale

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Winterize Your Home  by Jennifer Baume

arrowMnWARN: Don't Wait to Join   by Ruth Hubbard

arrowAestheic Issues   by Jennifer Koenig

arrowMRWA Purchases Valve Exercising Machine  by Jeff Dale

arrowPrevention of Frozen Water Service Lines

arrowCan Operators Play a Role in Plant Design? by Naeem Qureshi

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Can Parasitic Worms Get Into the Drinking Water Tanks?
          by Erin Henderson

arrowValve Exercising - Input Needed  by Jeff Dale



arrowTotal Coliform Bacteria Samples - 30 Hour Holding Time
              by Don Christianson

arrowEPA Survey Shows $384 Billion Needed for Drinking Water
         Infrastructure by 2030


arrowThe New "Lead-Free" Rule and How We Can Be Ready For It
             by Yoko Nomura and Naeem Qureshi


arrowAstronauts Explain Drinking Water in Space


arrowThe Inspector Found WHAT? - summer 2012 article excerpt


arrowWhat Has Changed? by Jennifer Koenig


arrowClass D Certification for Small Systems  by Jennifer Koenig


arrowHistoric Building Has Another Purpose by Jennifer Koenig


arrowOperating Considerations for Wells and Implications to Well Yield
         by Robert Jewell

arrowMessage from Don  by Don Christianson

arrowWater Softening for Small Water Systems  by Jennifer Koenig






















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