Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater Training Courses
Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater Training Courses

Establishing a Successful and Sustainable Waterworks: Revenues, Rates and Funding

September 9-12, 2019 - Richmond, Virginia

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Day 1
Identifying What You Have
8:15 AM Registration at site
8:30-8:45 AM Overview of Program and Objectives
8:45-10:15 AM Staffing Analysis
10:15-10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30-11:30 AM Operating Analysis
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Budget Development
12:30-1:30 PM Luncheon at hotel
1:30-2:30 PM Capital Inventory, Assessment and Planning Practices (Henrico Profile and Best Practices)
2:30-3:00 PM Capital Budget Document
3:00-3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15-4:15 PM Fixed-Variable Costs and Allocation of Costs
4:15-5:15 PM Strategic Planning Prior to Capital Planning
6:00 PM Dinner at Hotel
Day 2
Identifying What You Need
8:30-10:00 AM Preparing Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER)
10:00-10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15 AM-Noon Estimating the Cost of the Project; Water Audit and Leaks
Noon-1:00 PM Luncheon at hotel
1:00-1:45 PM Rate Comparisons
1:45-3:00 PM Developing Rate Structures
3:00-3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15-5:15 PM Finding Outside Resources and Expertise
Dinner on Own
Day 3
Getting Buy-In from Decision Makers
8:30-10:30 AM Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Process
10:30-10:45 AM Networking Break
10:45 AM-12:30 PM Readiness to Proceed; Communicating with Decision Makers and Public Relations
12:30-1:30 PM Luncheon at hotel
Applying for Funding
1:30-4:45 PM Components of a Successful Funding Application; How to Apply for Various Grants (completing grant applications)
4:45-5:15 PM General Discussion
6:00 PM Dinner on own
Day 4
Putting It All Together as a Business
8:30 -10:30 AM Continuity of Operations Plans
10:30 - Noon Development of a Waterworks Business Plan
Noon-12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 - 2:30 PM Business Plan Computer Exercise
2:30 - 3:00 PM Wrap-Up, Evaluation, Adjourn

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Questions about the course:
Please feel free to contact Dr. Jason He, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, if you have any questions about the content of the course, Dr. Jason He can be reached by e-mail: or phone: 540-231-1346.

Information about registration:
Please contact Nancy Rakes by email: or phone: 540-231-2922.

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