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Everyone has a role to play in protecting public health. Tap Talk, the Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast, connects professionals across the drinking water community with ideas to extend and enhance our work.

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Everyone has a role to play in protecting public health. Tap Talk, the Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast, connects professionals across the drinking water community with ideas to extend and enhance our work.

    TT048 — Solutions-Focused Journalism: Creating Water Stories

    TT048 — Solutions-Focused Journalism: Creating Water Stories

    In the final episode of our fourth season, Steve and Jennifer welcome Travis Loop to Tap Talk to discuss how to use solutions-focused journalism and storytelling to address our various water problems. Travis is the founder of waterloop, a nonprofit media outlet exploring the progress and successes in tackling water challenges in the United States through podcasts, videos, and social media content.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 45 min
    TT047 — Hands-On Training: How to Develop the Water Workforce

    TT047 — Hands-On Training: How to Develop the Water Workforce

    The latest episode of Tap Talk delves back into the topic of how to develop and train the newest generation of the water workforce. Jennifer and Steve talk with Matt Maas, the director of the Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The ERTC is a one-of-a-kind facility with working pilot plants and laboratories that allow students to experience hands-on training throughout the entire certification program. 
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 47 min
    TT046 - Lead Service Line Replacements: Lessons from Cleveland (Part 2)

    TT046 - Lead Service Line Replacements: Lessons from Cleveland (Part 2)

    This week we are bringing you part two of our conversation with Brenda Culler and Joshua Pecek of Cleveland Water's lead service line replacement team! The substantial efforts of their team provide a model for other water systems of all sizes who are developing their own plans to replace the millions of lead service lines in the United States. 
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 30 min
    TT045 - Lead Service Line Replacements: Lessons from Cleveland (Part 1)

    TT045 - Lead Service Line Replacements: Lessons from Cleveland (Part 1)

    The EPA estimates there are over nine million lead service lines to replace in the United States. During this week's Tap Talk, we learn about the efforts at Cleveland Water to replace these service lines that have landed Cleveland and Cuyahoga County ahead of the curve. We welcome Cleveland Water's Brenda Culler, Lead Program Manager, and Joshua Pecek, Work Administrator of the Lead Service Line Replacement Program.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 36 min
    TT044 - Cybersecurity: Helpful Resources for Small Systems

    TT044 - Cybersecurity: Helpful Resources for Small Systems

    On this week's Tap Talk, we're talking about a topic that is becoming ever more important for water utilities: cybersecurity. Steve and Jennifer discuss how essential it is to protect the digital systems at even the smallest of water systems and the basic steps that those smallest utilities can take with Jennifer Lyn Walker, the Director of Infrastructure Cyber Defense for WaterISAC.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 44 min
    TT043 - Local Solutions: A Key to Growing the Water Workforce (Part 2)

    TT043 - Local Solutions: A Key to Growing the Water Workforce (Part 2)

    This week, we continue our conversation with Mike Sullivan and Shannon Drosnock, utility directors from suburban Philadelphia. Mike and Shannon lead a successful internship program for Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Region 1. In this episode, they talk with Steve and Jennifer about the logistics of their program, how they appeal to potential participants, and how the model could be duplicated for other utilities across the country.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 32 min

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