1. Keeping drinking water safe has always been a concern for states and local water systems. These times require an increasing focus on the security of our drinking water. This video highlights key issues through dramatic scenarios demonstrating security threats, ranging from malicious terrorism to childhood pranks. The video is designed for state personnel and water system operators in systems serving 10,000 or less. It focuses on three questions: Are We Ready? Can We Respond? Can We Recover?

    Good security involves common sense, communications, planning and training. This helps protect us not only from terrorist attacks, but it also creates barriers against the more common problems of vandalism and sabotage by local outsiders and disgruntled employees.

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  2. Winner of the 1997 Communicator Award and the 1999 Videographer Award of Excellence.

    After viewing this video, you will never forget to check for potential health hazards in a water system’s storage facility, regardless of its shape and size or whether it is underground or elevated. The "dead birds" theme song, images, and narration will indelibly imprint these messages: birds, bats, and bugs are real public health threats; check for adequate pressure, quantity and quality of storage water; look for common sanitary defects in vents, hatches, overflows, and cathodic protection plates.

    Created for the U.S. EPA Office of Water by the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association, the "Before You Begin..." series of videos are intended for training and refreshing the knowledge of state drinking water sanitary survey inspectors, just prior to an inspection. The videos in the series often also are used in public community sessions and councils to inform the public about the responsibilities and difficulties faced by local officials in maintaining their public water facilities, particularly small systems.

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  3. Winner of the 1998 Telly Bronze Award.

    In this episode, our old Dragnet heroes Joe Friday and Bill Gannon follow the flow of the water at a treatment plant to inspect for cross-connections. Checkpoints along the way: submerged inlets in chemical feed tanks; connections between potable water lines and process water; split chemical feeds in the chlorination system; surface washes; filter to waste connections; connections to pumps, hose bibs; vacuum breakers; backflow prevention assemblies; and the plant cross-connection control program.

    Created for the U.S. EPA Office of Water by the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association, the "Before You Begin..." series of videos are intended for training and refreshing the knowledge of state drinking water sanitary survey inspectors, just prior to an inspection. The videos in the series often also are used in public community sessions and councils to inform the public about the responsibilities and difficulties faced by local officials in maintaining their public water facilities, particularly small systems.

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  4. Lively "Monty-Python"-style graphics add humor to reviewing key issues of pressure, dose and the sanitary risks associated with gas chlorination. Important inspection points include: determining dose, breakpoint chlorination, regular testing for total and free chlorine residuals, concentration and time (CT) relationship and possible hazards with pressurized and vacuum feeds, dual or single tank systems and crossconnections through pre-chlorination feeds.

    Created for the U.S. EPA Office of Water by the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association, the "Before You Begin..." series of videos are intended for training and refreshing the knowledge of state drinking water sanitary survey inspectors, just prior to an inspection. The videos in the series often also are used in public community sessions and councils to inform the public about the responsibilities and difficulties faced by local officials in maintaining their public water facilities, particularly small systems.

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  5. Inspector Jackie joins Inspector Susan and they hit the ground running on her first day in a different office. The two colleagues share their inspection techniques on Sampling and Monitoring a small water system such as evaluating operator use of monitoring equipment, sampling locations and techniques and optimizing treatment based on monitoring results.

    Created for the U.S. EPA Office of Water by the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association, the "Before You Begin..." series of videos are intended for training and refreshing the knowledge of state drinking water sanitary survey inspectors, just prior to an inspection. The videos in the series often also are used in public community sessions and councils to inform the public about the responsibilities and difficulties faced by local officials in maintaining their public water facilities, particularly small systems.

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