Satellite training to state drinking water programs

In response to a request from the State Drinking Water Administrators, the EPA's Office of Water developed and conducted satellite training on the Arsenic and Surface Water Treatment Rules.

Feb 12th, 2003

Feb. 12, 2003 -- In response to a request from the State Drinking Water Administrators, the EPA's Office of Water developed and conducted satellite training on the Arsenic and Surface Water Treatment Rules.

The real time broadcast was transmitted to 150 designated downlink sites (and an estimated 1,500 people) throughout the nation on Jan. 29-30. This first attempt of satellite training, which offers an efficient and cost effective solution to the travel restrictions and budget constraints faced by EPA and state drinking water programs, has received very positive feedback.

As a result, the Office of Water is exploring options for other training that can be given through the satellite format.

Presentation materials are currently still available on the satellite training at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa/satellite.html For further information, please contact Holly Fleming at (202) 564-9909 or Ron Bergman at (202) 564-3823.

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