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Fluoridation equipment replacement opportunityOpen in a New Window

There is an opportunity for Illinois Department of Public Health to support fluoridation equipment replacement in Illinois through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and CDC.  We would like to know if anyone would be interested in working with us to see if there are eligible entities in need of new water equipment.  We would like to find some candidate applicants that can benefit from these funds and would be happy to support them. The entities that can apply can include: state affiliates of rural water associations, state dental associations, state or local government agencies and oral health coalitions that are in need of water equipment replacement.  Applications are due November 30, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET. An informational conference call will be held October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm ET to learn more about the Request for Proposals (RFP) and to have a chance to ask NACCHO and CDC questions regarding the application and funding opportunity. Applicants are required to create a MY NACCHO account to access and submit an application. To apply, go to



Rose Mutzbauer

Illinois Department of Public Health

Division of Oral Health

535 W. Jefferson St. 3rd Fl

Springfield, IL  62761

Phone (217) 785-4903

Fax  (217) 557-7117


USEPA WebinarsOpen in a New Window


EPA will use your registration information solely for this event. We will not share your information with any third party.

Responding to a Water Contamination Event Webinar Series

The Water Security Division of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water will conduct a webinar series including three one-hour events entitled "Responding to a Water Contamination Event." The webinar series will inform drinking water and wastewater utilities of free tools and resources that can help prepare for, respond to, and recover from water contamination. Please join us for one or more of the webinars in the series and earn CEUs. The webinar topics include:

Preparing Your Water Utility for an Emergency

November 2, 2017


Emergency Response: Responding to a Contamination Incident

November 8, 2017

Recovering from a Contamination Incident

November 15, 2017

Drinking water and wastewater operators in eligibile states may earn up to 3 hours of continuing education credit for attending, pending approval from state operator certification programs.

The first webinar will take place on November 2, 2017 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Links and instructions will be sent to participants via email prior to the event. Please register for each week seperately. If you have additional questions, please contact us at

If you require accommodations, please contact Karen Edwards at or (202) 564-3797 by October 20, 2017.

We look forward to your participation!



Fall Protection at OSHA Top 10 ListOpen in a New Window

Fall protection – General Requirement violation remains at the top of OSHA’s top 10 list of violations for 2017 with Fall protection Training Requirements breaking in at number 9.  Check out the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health Magazine article here for more information.  You can also view the Safety and Emergency Planning Committee’s webinar “Fall Protection” for information on the new revisions to the standard.


Chris Walton earns PEOpen in a New Window





               Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) is proud to announce that Christopher Walton whose hometown is Buffalo Grove, Illinois has passed the Professional Engineer (P.E.) exam and has earned the title of Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. 

Walton is a 2011 graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Since joining EEI in 2013, Chris has become an important member of our Environmental Group working on various water and wastewater projects. He is an active member of the Illinois Section American Water Works Association Young Professionals Committee.

With his P.E. licensure, Walton joins 19 other licensed professional engineers at EEI. In addition, he has also been promoted to Senior Project Engineer I status within the organization.

               The P.E. license is the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence, regulated by the State in the interest of supporting integrity within the profession and public safety. It is a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1974, is a progressive, award winning consulting engineering firm which provides planning, design and construction services for water, wastewater, transportation, stormwater and GIS to municipalities, counties, and state agencies throughout northern Illinois.  For additional information, visit


Outreach Meetings - USEPAOpen in a New Window

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) will hold ten teleconferences to hear from stakeholders their recommendations to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Nine of the teleconferences will be tailored to a specific sector, i.e., agriculture (row crop, livestock, silviculture); conservation (hunters and anglers); small entities (small businesses, small organizations, small jurisdictions); construction and transportation; environment and public advocacy (including health and environmental justice); mining; industry (energy, chemical, oil/gas); scientific organizations and academia; and stormwater, wastewater management, and drinking water agencies. One of the teleconferences will be open to the general public at large.

The teleconferences will run throughout the fall on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time, beginning on September 19, 2017. In addition, the agencies will hold an in-person meeting with small entities on October 23, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern Time.

Here is a link for more information. 


WATERCON Keynote AnnouncedOpen in a New Window

Show Me a Hero...Monday March 19th, 2018

The word hero gets kicked around a lot today. Movie stars, Celebrities, Sports figures - famous, beautiful talented people who’s names that are easy to recognize. Veterans, police officers, teachers get called heroes a lot too...But are they really heroes?

Join retired Navy Captain and all around BattleAxe Karen Baetzel as we take another look at what has happened to the word hero and hear her take on the very nature of heroism through four true stories, which might make you think of your own..No pat answers here, but a lot of compelling questions.


Welcome New MembersOpen in a New Window



Meet our new members who joined in September, 2017.  If you see them at any upcoming area activities, please welcome them!!


Jonathan Aardsma Siemens
Tim Alund Village of Berkeley
Don Brinker Flo Systems, Inc
AJ Chavez City of Crest Hill
Eugene Dabrowski Village of Northbrook
Ray David Greeley and Hansen
Troy Flahive Village of Gurnee
Sara Gamaleldin Greeley and Hansen
Dave Gomez Village of Lincolnwood
Matthew Heise LaGrange, IL
Rob Houston Village of Carol Stream
Sean Kramer Argonne National Lab
Chelsea LaHaye CB & I
Sandi Leland Homewood, IL
Kathie Lorentz South Highway Water District
Michael Lukasiewicz Navitas Partners, Inc.
Mike Norris City of Rockford
Michael Nowak Chicago, IL
Josh Peters City of Macomb
Jesus Rodriguez Chicago, IL
Van Scott Carmi Light & Water
Alistair Simpson Gurnee, IL
Tim Tack Rolling Meadows, IL
Scott Timm Village of Forreston
Megan Vidis Chicago, IL
Dustin Wangler Schulte Supply
Scott Weiner Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab, Inc.
Rodney Worden Lake County Public Works
Mill Creek Water District Quincy, IL
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