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2020 Focus on Change/Lake City

2020 Focus on Change/Lake City

An annual event presented in cooperation with FDEP

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
113 Seats Remaining

Event Details

The Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) presents the thirtieth annual “Focus on Change” Seminar in conjunction with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). These sessions are designed to provide the most current regulatory information available to utilities. FRWA is pleased to announce that the DEP Water,  Wastewater, and Operator Certification Sections will be participating.

This Seminar is not the same as last year and you can receive CEUs for it even if you attended last years session.  Remember that CEUs cannot be awarded until the Administrative fee is received. FRWA cannot accept personal checks or purchase orders as payment. There will be no registration payment taken at the door or taken over the telephone, so get your registration and payment in early!

To print a copy of the presentations at this year's sessions, click here


From the  North on I-10 East, take exit 301 (US 41 S) towards Lake City, go until you reach 90, turn left onto 90 East and continue until you see SE Timberwolf Drive, turn right onto Timberwolf, then after a couple of miles, turn left onto SE Student Way, Parking will the behind Building 006.

From the South on I-75 North, take exit 423, turn right onto SR 47 towards Lake City, take SR 47 to Main Ave., on Main Ave., turn right onto Baya Dr., take Baya Dr. to SR 100, turn right, take SR 100 to SE Academic Ave, then turn right on SE Foundation Place.

Parking will be straight ahead of Building 006.  For additional directions, email or


February 12
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration Coffee and Breakfast Roll
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Introductions/Welcome/Announcements Florida Rural Water Association
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Drinking Water Update Florida Department of Environmental Protection
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Wastewater Update Florida Department of Environmental Protection
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Operator Certification Update Florida Department of Environmental Protection
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Florida "Water" Tracker Florida Department of Environmental Protection
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM DEP Awards and Presentations (Subject to Time Change) Florida Department of Enviromental Protection
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM DRINKING WATER BREAKOUT SESSIONS Topics include: "FDEP District Update/ Preparing for Sanitary Surveys", "Lead and Copper/School & Daycares", "AWIA America’s Water Infrastructure Act", "AWOP Area Wide Optimization Program", and "Diamond Maps/RevPlan"
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM WASTEWATER BREAKOUT SESSIONS Topics Include: "FDEP District Update/Preparing for FDEP Inspection/LOS", "ESSA processes" "Biosolids Rule", "Laboratory Testing" and "Process Control/Troubleshooting"
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