In recent years, the quality of our drinking waters has come under unsurpassed scrutiny by the public due to accidents, new regulations, and a greater general awareness of the issues due to social media. Waterworks owners, operators, and supervisors are increasingly aware that they need to think more broadly about the possibility of accidents, emergency responses, and communications with their local community. It is not necessarily enough to meet state and federal regulations, because the public is skeptical that the regulations do not adequately address the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and nanomaterials. E??orts by the EPA to determine if additional contaminants should be regulated are re??ected in the Contaminant Candidate Listings (CCLs). Participants will learn about CECs, CCLs, and the chemistry, toxicity and e??ectiveness of treatment options for several chemicals of concern through case studies and what has been gleaned through research. The impacts of recent spills, leaching of lead, and formation of disinfection by-products will also be covered.

Location Information

The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Lodging will be offered for participants at The Inn at Virginia Tech, located at 901 Prices Fork Rd,. Blacksburg, VA 24060. If you register for a single occupancy hotel room, a reservation will be made in your name.

Lodging Dates: June 24-27, 2024
Nights of June 24, 25, & 26. You may check in to your lodging room on June 24, 2024 after 4PM. Check out is June 27, 2024.


June 25, 2024 8AM-6:30PM

June 26 and 27, 2024 8:15AM-5PM

Coffee breaks & lunch are provided each day. Dinner is provided on Tuesday night.

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Section Title
Contaminants of Concern: Chemistry, Toxicity and Treatment
8:00AM to 6:30PM
Jun 25, 2024
W, Th
8:15AM to 5:00PM
Jun 26, 2024 to Jun 27, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
Fees starting at $100.00
Section Notes

For the most up-to-date information related to this program, please visit: cpe.vt.edu/waww/

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Anyone requesting special requirements for this program should contact cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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