Establishing a Successful and Sustainable Waterworks -  September 25 - 28, 2017 -The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center - Roanoke, Virginia

General Information

Virginia Tech in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health is pleased to offer a short course dedicated to the financial side of maintaining waterworks. In the present economic climate, it is critical that waterworks personnel understand and implement a business plan that allows for an analysis of needs, budget development, and capital improvements. As a part of the planning process, one needs to consider the appropriate rate structure for a community, potential sources of grants or low interest loans, and communication with decision makers and the public. All of these subjects will be covered through lecture, class discussions, and hands-on computer activities. The training manual you will use was specifically designed for this course.

Continuing Education Units
You will receive a certificate awarding 2.8 Continuing Education Units for successful completion of the short course.

Location and Lodging
The course will be offered at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center located at 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia. For non-commuters, lodging arrangements will be made at the hotel. If you register under the single-occupancy option, a lodging reservation will be made in your name at The Hotel Roanoke for the nights of September 24, 25, 26, and 27 with check out on September 28.

Participant Funding and Program Costs
Virginia Tech has been awarded grant monies from VDH for participant funding for this course. Funding covers all but $135 of your registration fee (includes four nights of lodging, daily breakfast, lunch and breaks, dinner on Monday and Wednesday, and course materials.) Sign up early to ensure your seat in the course, we are only able to accept 25 participants. Commuters will pay a $85 fee (includes daily breaks, lunches, and course materials.)

Sign up early to ensure your seat.

Sponsored by:

Virginia Tech - Invent the Future

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Continuing and Professional Education

Virginia Department of Health - Protecting You and Your Environment

For More Information:
For further information about program content, please contact Dr. Gregory Boardman, phone (540) 231-1376, fax (540) 231-7916, or e-mail

For more information about registration please contact Nancy Rakes by email: or phone: 540-231-2922, for more information about lodging and scholarships, please contact Briana Blanchard by email: or phone: 540-231-2014

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