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USET 2022 Tribal Utility Summit

September 13 - September 15

Save the Date!

USET’s Office of Environmental Resource Management presents the
2022 Tribal Utility Summit (Hybrid Meeting – virtual and in-person)

September 13-15, 2022
Nashville, TN

The 12th Annual Tribal Utility Summit is for Tribal Nation utility professionals to convene and attend informational sessions to gain updated skills and knowledge that can be applied at their systems, have networking opportunities, and learn about water/wastewater products and services currently on the market. Also, participants will hear about federal regulatory updates from federal agencies, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Indian Health Service Office of Environmental Health & Engineering.

In-person attendees are required to confirm that they are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines.

Register today!

Who should attend: Tribal Nation water and wastewater operators, lab analysts, utility managers, maintenance crews, regulatory reporting technicians, and utility engineers.

Participants will learn about:

  • Water – drinking water systems information and updates
  • Wastewater system infrastructures
  • Utility management – mutual aid agreements, incident command, emergency response
  • Cybersecurity – services available and how to deal with threats
  • Updates to federal regulations
  • Infrastructure funding

Hotel Information:

Franklin Marriott CoolSprings
700 CoolSprings Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

Hotel Rate: 199 USD/night
Book your group rate for USET Tribal Utility Summit

Must reserve your room no later than August 26!

Draft Agenda:

  • Monday, September 12 – Travel day, Vendor set-up, and Utility Certification Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 13 – On-site registration, open ceremonies in the morning, break-out sessions in the afternoon
  • Wednesday, September 14 – Full day of break-out sessions
  • Thursday, September 15 – Competitions and field trips

Virtual Platform

If you are a virtual attendee or a virtual presenter, log in to the Attendee Website to view agendas, add sessions to your personal schedule, network with other attendees and attend virtual sessions. When it’s time for the session to begin, a “Join Session” button will appear. You must register for the conference to have access to the Attendee Website.

Event App

We created an app for the Tribal Utility Summit! Use it to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, see your personal schedule, and create your event profile.
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Once you have downloaded the app, search for the Tribal Utility Summit and download the event to your app.

Travel Stipends: Travel stipends are available to USET member Tribal Nation staff on a limited basis and must be approved in advance by USET. Reimbursement will be made to the USET member Tribal Nation and not the individual participants.


COVID Protocols:

Based on USET’s COVID-19 Meeting Protocols for USET-sponsored Events, in-person attendees are required to confirm that they are *up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines.

*“Up-to-date” means that you have completed your primary series AND received all boosters that you are currently eligible for. If you’ve been vaccinated but it’s not yet time for your booster, you are up to date. However, if you are overdue for your booster, you are no longer up to date.

USET is committed to the overall safety and well-being of all its meeting attendees. Recognizing the ongoing evolving realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, any in-person meeting/event plans will be executed in accordance with recommended public health protocols. As a reminder, the USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC), a recognized public health authority, will ultimately provide USET with guidance and recommendations about any in-person USET meeting/event plans to ensure that our actions are in the best interests of the USET/USET SPF organization, its membership, and meeting attendees. Based on the USET TEC’s decision, it may be required to shift the event from in-person/hybrid to fully virtual and should this action be taken, proper notice will be provided.

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For registration information and stipend information, contact Jennifer Bennett, OERM Senior Administrative Assistant, at

For information about vendors or the event, contact Cecilia Flores, OERM Program Manager, at

Final Agenda, tracks, registration and the group rate for the hotel is coming soon!


September 13
September 15
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Franklin CoolSprings Marriott
700 CoolSprings Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067 United States