Barb Coffman

Resource Specialist

Barb has a Master of Education in General Science Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Water Quality and Chemistry and Associate of Science degrees in Agricultural Technology and Water Quality Technology from Montana State University – Northern.  In Montana, Barb has held positions as Director and Training Specialist for the Montana Environmental Training Center, a Water and wastewater systems operator, adjunct science faculty and lab technician, executive staff for MSAWWA and MWEA, Research Engineer and Environmental Trainer for the Montana Water Center, Water Quality / Reclamation Technician for MSCA, and Research Assistant/Hydrotechnician for MBMG over the past 30 years.  All positions related to water and / or wastewater.

Barb has held a class 1AB Water Treatment / Distribution and class 1C Wastewater Treatment license from the State of Montana since 1990.  Since 1997 she has earned certifications as an American Backflow Prevention Association Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, Specialist, Exam Monitor / Proctor.  She has been an active member of MSAWWA and MWEA since 1991 and is currently serving on the MWEA board of directors.

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Disinfection By-Products Rule Explained

Compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproduct (DBP) Rule is required for Community (C) and Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) Public Water Systems that use a disinfectant other than ultraviolet light. Brian Hogenson of MDEQ has put together a fact sheet that makes this rule easier to understand. Click here to download the full PDF

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MT DEQ Operator Certification Exam resources and study materials

In Montana, all drinking water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, or water distribution systems must be operated under the supervision of a fully certified operator to ensure the proper management, operation, and maintenance of the system. DEQ administers both the water and wastewater operator certification programs and provides testing and program information services to ensure

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NRWA Launches “Unfiltered” Video Update on Legislative and Regulatory Issues

by Carol Booth DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association launched the “Rural Water: Unfiltered” video update today. Unfiltered features discussion and commentary from NRWA’s D.C. staff about current legislative and regulatory issues and how they affect Rural Water utilities. “NRWA is constantly looking for new ways to keep our members informed about issues

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EPA’s Hazard Mitigation Guide for Natural Disasters

This guide encourages water and wastewater utilities to work with their local mitigation planners to implement priority projects using FEMA or other source funding.  It provides an overview of the mitigation process, along with practical examples of mitigation projects to address the impacts of earthquakes, tornados, floods, drought, wildfires and power outages. Why Mitigate the

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