CWNS 2008 web training seminars for community stakeholders

States rely on a variety of resources, including Community Stakeholders, to gather the information to accurately report needs to EPA. Community Stakeholders can include representatives of wastewater treatment plants, municipal stormwater programs, watershed organizations, and others. EPA is offering three web seminars in March aimed at providing Community Stakeholders the information they need to support their state's Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) data entry effort...

WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2008 -- EPA is offering three web seminars in March aimed at providing Community Stakeholders the information they need to support their state's Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) data entry effort.

States rely on a variety of resources, including Community Stakeholders, to gather the information to accurately report needs to EPA. Community Stakeholders can include representatives of wastewater treatment plants, municipal stormwater programs, municipal health departments, watershed organizations, planning authorities and others. The web seminars are scheduled for:
• Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30-12:30 ET
• Tuesday, March 18 at 1:00- 3:00 ET
• Monday, March 24 at 2:00-4:00 ET

The CWNS is a comprehensive assessment of the capital needs to meet the water quality goals set in the Clean Water Act. Every four years, the states and EPA collect information about publicly owned wastewater collection and treatment facilities, stormwater management projects, combined sewer overflows (CSOs) control facilities, nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects, and decentralized wastewater management. This information is used to support budgeting and planning.

For more information about CWNS, visit http://www.epa.gov/cwns or contact cwns@epa.gov.

To register for one of the "CWNS 2008: Community Stakeholder Training" web seminars, go to http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/app/pubschconf.uix.

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