Attendees will hear from EPA Staff Tom Speth, from the Office of Research and Development, and Michael Finn, from the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, who will provide a general overview of the common PFAS treatment options, considerations for simultaneous compliance, and EPA’s ongoing research for addressing PFAS contamination
1. Conversations With Customers: What We’ve Learned From Talking With Them
Brenda Culler, Cleveland Water
This presentation will highlight lessons learned from talking with customers during lead service line replacements, phone calls to both Cleveland Water Department’s phone lines dedicated to lead and water quality inquires, and presentations about water.
2. Drinking Water Risk Communication Toolkit
Alycia Overbo, Minnesota Department of Health
This presentation discusses practical tools and resources used in Minnesota to help public water systems communicate about risk with their customers, including the Drinking Risk Communication Toolkit, and will include examples of how the toolkit has been used and future areas of expansion.
3. EPA Flint Water Response: Risk Communication Case Study
Diane Russell, EPA Region 5
This presentation will highlight EPA’s drinking water response in Flint, Michigan, including the communication challenges. EPA’s engagement strategy will also be discussed.