Cooperative Announcements/Blog


Risk Management Plan SOPs

posted Oct 10, 2016, 4:16 PM by Jeff Oxenford

Risk management plans require SOPs for:

(1) Initial startup;
(2) Normal operations;
(3) Temporary operations;
(4) Emergency shutdown and operations;
(5) Normal shutdown;
(6) Startup following a normal or emergency shutdown or a major change that requires a hazard review;
(7) Consequences of deviations and steps required to correct or avoid deviations; and
(8) Equipment inspections. 

A number of example SOPs have been added to the SOP Library, Water Treatment folder. 

Core Water Treatment SOP Workshop

posted Sep 29, 2016, 3:26 PM by Jeff Oxenford

The Core Water Treatment Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) workshop will be held December 6. Registration is open to Cooperative members only through November 1. After November 1, registration will be open to non-members. 

First Washington State member

posted Sep 22, 2016, 4:52 PM by Jeff Oxenford

The City of Mercer Island, WA has joined the SOP Cooperative. The Cooperative continues to expand outside of Colorado.

Cooperative Library Boasts Over 700 SOPs!

posted Jul 14, 2016, 12:10 PM by Clare Haas Claveau

Did you know that the SOP Cooperative library now boasts over 700 SOPs and SOP related guidance and tools? Thanks to our members who have contributed so many! And to our members who have yet to contribute's easy! Send them by email to Clare or Jeff or use the Member Inbox.

SOP Library - List of Contents

posted Mar 10, 2016, 5:33 AM by Clare Haas Claveau   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 5:33 AM ]

Curious to know what is in the SOP library? We now have a list that shows over 350 SOPs, programs, and other SOP support from members and open sources. Thank you to all that have contributed! See the list under the SOP Library or click here.

2015 Annual Report

posted Feb 22, 2016, 8:30 AM by Clare Haas Claveau   [ updated Feb 22, 2016, 8:32 AM ]

The 2015 Annual Report is available! See what the Cooperative accomplished in 2015 and upcoming activities and goals for 2016.

Storage Tank SOPs

posted Nov 5, 2015, 4:20 PM by Jeff Oxenford   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 4:20 PM by Clare Haas Claveau ]

Recently added to the library - a tank climbing standard operating procedure provided by the Utility Service Group and a storage tank inspection checklist from the City of Loveland that was praised by CDPHE after their sanitary survey. These are in addition to the SOP component checklist for storage tank inspection and utility SOP examples that have been in the library. 

New videos based on SOP component checklists

posted Oct 6, 2015, 1:53 PM by Jeff Oxenford   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 1:53 PM by Clare Haas Claveau ]

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership created a series of distribution system videos using the SOP Cooperative component checklists. The videos are based on the component checklists for hydrant operation and inspection, hydrant flushing, valve operation, field chlorine analysis and total coliform sampling. Component checklists are available in the SOP Library. Click here to see the videos. 

City of Tempe, AZ has joined the SOP Cooperative

posted May 26, 2015, 2:07 PM by Jeff Oxenford   [ updated May 26, 2015, 2:07 PM by Clare Haas Claveau ]

The City of Tempe (AZ) is the first utility outside of Colorado to join the SOP Cooperative. The City plans to take advantage of the SOP library as they review and revise their SOPs in order to meet the requirements of AWWA's Partnership for Safe Water,  Distribution System Optimization Program.

SOP Training for Wastewater Preliminary Treatment

posted May 26, 2015, 1:58 PM by Jeff Oxenford   [ updated May 26, 2015, 1:58 PM by Clare Haas Claveau ]

This workshop will assist wastewater treatment plant operators in developing new or improving existing SOPs for preliminary wastewater treatment. The workshop will be held May 28, 2015 in Englewood, CO. There are a few spaces still remaining. For registration go to

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