MWM has provided commercial audit training for various agencies, including Pacific Gas and Electric in 4 California locations (San Francisco, Stockton, Chico, and San Jose) over the past few years. The most recent trainings in Southern Nevada Water Authority in 2019; Arizona Municipal Water Users (AMWUA), AWWA Pacific Northwest Section,and Fort Collins in 2018; Gilbert, AZ focusing on cooling tower efficiency in September 2017 and the Monterey Peninsula Water District/California American Water. The class includes a section on recycled water and rainwater capture.
MWM can provide the following:
- One (1) or more days hands-on training of instruction at a selected site. We assume half of the instruction time will be dedicated to classroom training and half dedicated to hands-on water audit instruction.
- All site and attendee coordination and logistics associated with the training as needed, including site support, outreach, attendee sign-up, sign-in, copies of training materials/handouts, compilation of attendee feedback forms, etc.
- Aspects of the training in webinar format exclusively or in combination with an in-person training. MWM’s training materials are modular such that they could be conducted via a webinar series.
- Coordinate with the training locations (for in-person trainings) to facilitate access to restrooms with multiple toilets, urinals and faucets (such that the class can test the fixtures), a kitchen and a small amount of landscaping for hands-on training purposes.
- Training material content in the form of MS PowerPoint slides and electronic reference materials arranged by technology type. MWM materials can be selectively reduced or enhanced to accommodate the training format and length containing the most relevant information for the attendees.
- Audit kits for in-class use and a list of what simple items attendees can bring with them (stop watch timers, pens, note paper, laptop computers, measuring containers, etc.)
- Introduction and Background (the need for auditing, auditing process, etc.)
- Toilets, Urinals, Showers, Faucets
- Landscape – can be brief, if preferred
- Staff Training, Cleaning Practices and Business Messaging
- Cooling Towers
- Pools and Laundry
- Water Audit Data Results Reporting
- Cost Savings Payback Analysis
- City of Santa Barbara (7-day field training: marina, laundry facility, hotels, retirement community)
- Army Corps of Engineers (4-day field training: army base)
- Honolulu Board of Water Supply (2-day field training: large hotel)
- Abbotsford, Canada (3-day field training: large industrial food processing, agriculture)
- Cambria Services District (4-day field training: restaurant, hotels)
- San Luis Obispo County (2-day field training: grocery stores, golf course, hotel resort)
- Stanford University (6 days in the field, over 3 trips: turf and landscape areas)
- State of Illinois Community Colleges, hosted by Lewis and Clark Community College (2-day field training: cooling tower, laboratory, pool, kitchens, restrooms)
- Pacific Gas and Electric (8 separate 1-day classes: small and medium business training for over 250 attendees given in San Francisco, Stockton, Chico, San Jose, CA)
- Monterey Peninsula Water District/California American Water (3-day training: large conference center)
- Peer to Peer Conference Trainings (2 half-day trainings: 2 hotels in San Francisco)
- San Jose Water (10-day training: 9 cooling towers, tower-only audit at large Silicon Valley plant, schools, large church complex, concert hall, City of San Jose Convention Center, San Jose Environmental Innovations Center, medical offices)
- City of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, CA (3-day field training: hotels, brewery, high technology silicone adhesive manufacturer, large private boarding school campus)
- Arizona Municipal Water Utility Association (3-day field training: very large resorts with conference and banquet facilities, water parks; 2-day field training: grocery store, high school)
- City of Gilbert, AZ (2-day field training: cooling towers)
- San Diego Gas and Electric (1-day training: small and medium business)
- Pacific Northwest/Oregon (3-day field training: resort, large hotel, City park landscape)
- Fort Collins Utilities, CO (3-day field training: hospital, Colorado State University, microchip manufacturer)
- Southern Nevada Water Authority, (3-day field training: athletics center, office complex, and restaurant)
The services provided by Maddaus Water Management (MWM) met our needs and exceeded our expectations. Working hand in hand with Michelle Maddaus, we planned a customized training that equipped our water conservation professionals with the information they needed to feel confident to perform commercial, institutional, and industrial (CII) water assessments. The amount of resources that we were left with to continue our education was phenomenal. My staff has utilized the custom software tool provided by MWM in subsequent CII water assessments and it has expedited our data gathering process while out in the field. We are grateful to the staff at MWM for their expertise, professionalism, and services provided to our agencies.Conservation Pros Sharpen Skills to Help Businesses
“Back in the office and I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! Your Water Audit class these past three days was honestly the best training I have ever attended. I learned so much that I wish it had been a full week of class! I‘m excited to continue to learn more on my own with the new Water Audit software tool. Thank you for providing that tool to us, and again, thank you for the useful and helpful training. I can’t wait to use what I learned in the near future.” - Amy Meaut, Project Specialist, City of Hillsboro Water Department in Oregon
“I truly have nothing but good things to say about Michelle Maddaus and her entire MWM team. I have worked with Michelle on both our Water Conservation Master Plan and the subsequent update, as well as in various other capacities over the last several years. Throughout every project she has been a consummate professional, extremely thorough and precise, who dedicates herself and her team to ensuring that each organization she works with develops a dynamic, living plan that is uniquely suited to that specific organization. As leaders in the field of water use efficiency, Michelle, Lisa, Bill and the entire MWM team deliver not only a quality product, but a full suite of tools that surpass anything else available in the field today. Lastly, something that I truly appreciate and admire is Michelle’s sincere kindness and generous spirit in bringing people and organizations together who share a commitment and passion for water conservation and water use efficiency. It doesn’t matter whether you’re currently working with her on a project or you last worked together 10 years earlier, she makes it a practice to match up those in whom she finds a common thread or element that will be of benefit to each. To me, this not only strengthens my organization, but it strengthens the industry as a whole. You won’t find a more qualified organization or delivery of a better product.”