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Preparation & Understanding of the Elements of a Sanitary Survey - 2 Live Zoom Sessions
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/22/2020 to 11/5/2020
When: 10/22/20 and 11/5/20
9:00 to 11:30 am
Where: Virtual Session
PO Box 263
Richmond, Maine  04357
United States
Contact: Kathleen Brill

Online registration is available until: 11/5/2020
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Preparation and Understanding of the Elements of a Sanitary Survey

Session Description:
This 2.5-hour virtual session covers how to prepare for and understand the elements for an upcoming sanitary survey.
  1. Understand the regulatory basis for the sanitary survey
  2. Become familiar with the 8 elements of a sanitary survey and important terminology
  3. Understand how the surveyor will review sources of supply and treatment.
  4. Become familiar with potential sanitary risks in the distribution system, storage tanks, and pumping systems.
  5. Learn how the surveyor will evaluate management, monitoring practices, and operator requirements.
  6. Be better prepared for the sanitary survey
Class # 921003 – October 22, 2020 9:00 to 11:30 am or
Class # 921006 – November 5, 2020 9:00 to 11:30 am 

Location: This will be a live 2.5-hour virtual class.


Fee: $60 (This class is funded through USEPA and MRWA. The participant fee reflects the expenses incurred in the development, preparation and presentation of this seminar, as well as ancillary expenses such as administrative time.)


Note: Zoom connection information will be sent to each registrant 2-3 days prior to each session. Connection options:

  • Call dial-in number provided in Zoom email invitation
  • Connect with your computer by clicking on link in Zoom email invitation
  • If your computer does not have a microphone, you’ll need to both call in to listen and be heard and connect with your computer to view the PowerPoint presentation.
  • If possible, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be attached to the Zoom email invitation.


State Agency Approval
Maine BLWSO: 2.5 TCHs for Water Operators (140-2020-MRW)

Instructor: Kathy Martel is a registered professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the drinking water industry. She does sanitary surveys of public water systems and has worked with many utilities on projects. She provides technical support to USEPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for EPA and other private entities on maintaining water quality in distribution systems and managing aging infrastructure. Kathy has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Kathy is a certified drinking water system operator in Maine, Class IV Treatment and Class IV Distribution.


For more information call 207-737-4092 or email

MRWA is a fully approved Maine Department of Environmental Protection
and Maine BLWSO training provider.