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June 4: Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy

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Please join the Southwest Conference of Mayors and the Metropolitan Planning Council in Orland Park, along with fellow elected officials, community leaders, municipal managers, finance directors, planners, and public works and water professionals to ensure your community is staying ahead of the curve.

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Date And Time Tue, June 4, 2019 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Location Orland Park Civic Center 14750 S Ravinia Ave Orland Park, IL 60462 Register here

The cost to attend the event is $20. Discounts are available for municipal staff and elected officials. Please email for more information. Discounts are available for attending multiple events, as well as for group registrations. Breakfast and light refreshments will be provided during each event.

Key event topics will include cost savings through service sharing and joint procurement, water loss control management, and demand forecasting. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts who have free resources and solutions for your community.

MPC and its partners created this peer-to-peer learning exchange and local technical assistance program—called the Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy—to further assist communities in implementing best practices featured in the Drinking Water 1-2-3 guide.

The goals of the Academy include:

  1. Education and training on important water planning and management practices today

  2. Development of a peer network for cross-community learning and collaboration

  3. Targeted assistance and on-the-ground implementation of critical best practices in drinking water management

There are two parts to the Academy:

Part one: A series of half-day events throughout the region that feature education about key best practices that target important local issues for decision makers and the communities they serve. The audience for these events is elected officials, community leaders and top municipal staff—including municipal administrators, finance directors, planners, public works directors and water managers. Guest speakers will include community leaders and water experts with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning and example case studies from the region.

Part two: MPC is now accepting applications from municipalities for technical assistance related to best practices featured in Drinking Water 1-2-3. A committee of advisors will be formed to assist MPC in reviewing applications and up to three projects will be selected in late 2019. Learn more about this program and apply here.

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