Newsletter #8 for May 2013 TUG Module #2 Recording + Testing The second TUG training session was held April 24. However, it's not too late to partic


Newsletter #8 for May 2013

TUG Module #2 Recording + Testing

TUG Brochure.pdf

The second TUG training session was held April 24. However, it's not too late to participate and receive a Principles of Utility Management for Tribes (PUMT) certificate.

Click here to take the pre-test.
Click here to watch the training.
Click here to take the post-test.

Note: The training session takes a minute to download and open. Be sure to Click on the security warning bar and the Download File command if they appear. Also when you get into the session you have to click on the Play icon at the bottom of the window.

In order to receive the PUMT certificate, you must complete all three modules. This is module 2 of 3.

Not yet completed the first module?
Click here to take the pre-test.
Click here to watch the training.
Click here to take the post-test.

Next Event: The next TUG training will be held July 24, 2013. Look for registration details in an upcoming newsletter and the module 3 online replays in August.

More Events for Tribal Water Systems

Free Water Operator Workshop

June 6 | Window Rock, AZ
Hosted by Navajo Nation EPA
Topics covered include PWSSP Drinking Water Regulation, Sanitary Survey, Sampling and Reporting, Public Notice/ Enforcement, and Backflow Testing & Reporting

Lift Station Operations

June 27 | Ukiah, CA
Hosted by Indian Health Service
This interactive and hands-on training course is for operators, wastewater managers, and engineering staff interested in an overview of lift station operations and troubleshooting. Course will review pumps, piping, mechanical equipment, and electrical components commonly used in lift stations.

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News Bytes for Tribes

New Resource: The 2013 version of the National American Indian Housing Development Handbook has been released and includes information on funding sources, homeownership strategies and a summary of relevant Indian law. Download a copy here.

Funding Opportunity: The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of funding for community-based projects for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. The purpose of the funding is to support Native American communities in their efforts to be self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant and economically self-sufficient. Deadline to apply: 6/6/2013. Click here for an application and to learn more.

Recent Event: The Sixth Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference was held last week in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Seventh Annual Native American Economic Development Conference . The events had separate registrations but a joint exhibit hall, which greatly enhanced networking opportunities 300 tribal leaders representing between 150 -200 unique tribes from around the country attended. Click here to learn more about this conference and future events.


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