2020 Focus on Change/Punta Gorda
An annual event presented in cooperation with FDEP
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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/South on I-75, take exit 164 (US 17-Punta Gorda), turn left (or West, depending how you come) onto US 17 South (West Marion Ave.), after approximately 2 miles, turn right onto Taylor Street, the Event Center is on the left.
From the East, (West Palm Beach) take US 27N/FL 80 W towards I-75, go approximately 70 miles, merge onto I-75 North, then take exit 164. (US 17-Punta Gorda), turn left (or West, depending how you come) onto US 17 South (West Marion Ave.), after approximately 2 miles, turn right onto Taylor Street, the Event Center is on the left.
For additional directions, see website at www.charlotteharborecc.com.
|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"|