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Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Update

Course Code: EO0220WA21


Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Update

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Please Note:
If you were registered for the previously cancelled offering of this course (May 2020), you are already registered for this new online offering
and should have received a confirmation email.
If you have not received a confirmation email, please contact registration@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Date & Time

Last Held: April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2021*
8:30 am - 11:45 am EDT each day

*Choose which session(s) you would like to attend when you register - all four, just one, or any combination in between!

Next offering TBD


For 2021, the annual Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Update is new, improved, and online with a flexible format to accomodate your schedule and training needs!

Mark your calendars! This year's Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Update course will offer four (4) half-day sessions, designed to give you regulatory and operational information on specific topics. Register for all four sessions, a single session of interest, or any combination in between. Each session will offer 2.5 Training Contact Hours (TCHs) for New Jersey T, W, and VSWS license holders. Credits are also available for New Jersey Professional Engineers, Health Officers/REHS, and Certified Public Works Managers.

New to online learning? No worries! We are here to help every step of the way, with test/dry run sessions before the class date so you can be sure your "tech" works and you are able to connect. Please note that a unique email address is required for each registrant in order to access the course.

Session One, April 13 – Back to the Basics

This session will open with an introduction and overview of the Division of Water Supply and Geoscience. The presentations will serve as a refresher on general topics such as rule requirements, sampling requirements, sample plans, etc. Key reminders and new/updated information for 2021 and beyond will also be provided.

Scheduled presentations:

  • Back to the Basics – General rules requirements, compliance documents, reporting requirements, CCRs, general reminders
  • Sampling Requirements
  • Sample Invalidation vs. Sample Rejection
  • Sampling Plans (RTCR, PbCu, WQP) and Public Notices
  • O&Ms and SOPs

Session Two, April 20 – Emergency Response, WQAA, and More

With a focus on emergency response, this session will cover topics such as WQAA, best management practice guidance and resources for water systems, flushing, and Legionella. A presentation will also be given on cyber threat awareness and best practices in cybersecurity.

Scheduled presentations:

  • Best Management Practice Guidance and Emergency Response
  • Flushing
  • Legionella
  • Cybersecurity

Session Three, April 27 – The Lead and Copper Rule

The focus of the third session is lead and copper. Topics will include an overview of the new Lead & Copper Rule, optimal ranges for water quality parameters, and lead service line replacement. This will include a water system representative presenting on their experiences with the LCR.

Scheduled presentations:

  • Lead and Copper Rule
  • Water Quality Parameters and Corrosion Control Treatment
  • Outside speaker on LCR
  • Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Session Four, May 4 – Contaminants and Water System Compliance

The final session of the program will focus on contaminants, common water system compliance issues, updates in the Licensed Operator Program, PFAS, and synthetic organic compounds. This session will also include a case study presentation from a water system representative on their experience with PFAS treatment.

Scheduled presentations:

  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  • Licensed Operator Program Update & Compliance in the Field
  • Water System Compliance Issues
  • PFAS and Synthetic Organic Compound Parameters
  • Water System PFAS Treatment

This Safe Drinking Water Act training course has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

NJ Licensed Water Operators (T, W, VSWS Licenses): 2.5 TCHs per session (10 TCHs total for attending all 4 sessions)

  • Session 1 – Back to Basics: 2.5 TCHs (Approval # 01-042101-10)
  • Session 2 – Emergency Response, WQAA, and More: 2.5 TCHs (Approval # 01-042102-10)
  • Session 3 – Lead and Copper Rule: 2.5 TCHs (Approval # 01-042103-10)
  • Session 4 – Contaminants & Water System Compliance: 2.5 TCHs (Approval # 01-042104-10)
  • All 4 Sessions: 10 TCHs (Approval # 01-042105-10)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 1.25 Technical, 1.25 Government, and 0.25 Information Technology credits per session (5 Technical, 5 Government, and 1 Information Technology credit total for attending all 4 sessions)

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 2.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits per session (10 CPC credits total for attending all 4 sessions)

ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who participate in this education program will be awarded 3.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs) per session (12.0 CEs total for attending all 4 sessions).

NOTE: You must fill out the survey requesting continuing education credits immediately following the end of the class. If you do not complete the survey - or do not fully complete it - you will NOT receive any credits.


Standard Registration Fee

Please specify which session(s) you will be attending when you register.

Standard Registration Fee for 1 Session TBD
Standard Registration Fee for 2 Sessions TBD  
Standard Registration Fee for 3 Sessions TBD

Standard Registration Fee for All 4 Sessions


NJLWO Discount Registration Fee

50% discount available to T/W/VSWS License Holders only! Please specify which session(s) you will be attending when you register.

NJLWO Registration Fee for 1 Session TBD
NJLWO Registration Fee for 2 Sessions TBD  
NJLWO Registration Fee for 3 Sessions TBD

NJLWO Registration Fee for All 4 Sessions


Multi-Person Discount Registration Fee

Save when you and a colleague register at the same time! Please specify which session(s) you will be attending when you register.

Multi-Person Registration Fee for 1 Session TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee for 2 Sessions TBD  
Multi-Person Registration Fee for 3 Sessions TBD

Multi-Person Registration Fee for All 4 Sessions


Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be facilitated on the Canvas Virtual Platform. It is recommended that you access the course using a computer (desktop or laptop) with a high-speed internet connection. A built-in laptop microphone or external microphone can be used. You also have the option to call in to hear the live class. Webcams are optional. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. Tablets can also be used. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, you should download the Canvas app. Please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567.

Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from "Rutgers University Canvas" saying, "Click here to finish the registration process," to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
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1. Click here to join our email list (please select "Wastewater & Drinking Water Operations" as your Area of Interest) 
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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204