Fall Education Schedule

Welcome to the 2017 CTAWWA Fall Training Schedule  

The classes listed below are for the Fall 2016 semester. The CTAWWA Education Committee is committed to providing comprehensive up-to-date training for our members.  We appreciate your continued support and encourage you to participate in courses offered by CTAWWA as well as those done in partnership with the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA).

If you have questions or comments, please contact: Peter Grabowski at 413-572-3234; pjgrabowski@tighebond.com or Romana Longo 860-808-8464; adminmanager@ctawwa.org 

COURSES PRESENTED BY CTAWWA 

The courses listed below are sponsored by the Connecticut Section of the American Wa­ter Works Association. You can register online using credit card. NEWWA does not accept registration for these classes.  Download the CTAWWA Registration Form here. 

Registration fee includes all course materials, breaks, lunch (excluding half-day courses), CEUs and CEU Certificate. All courses are approved for CT Certified Drinking Water Operator Training Renewal Requirements. Distribution (D), Treatment (T), or combined (T&D) applicability is listed for each course. Enrollment is limited; please register for courses early.

DPH OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

Course Code: Fall 1601 and Fall 1602
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Location: Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Course Description: This course will be a one-day review session for the state certificate examinations to assist water treatment plant and distribution system operators.  The morning review session will focus on treatment plant operations, and the afternoon session will focus on distribution system operations. Attendees should bring a calculator to the review session and will be provided with a copy of AWWA’s Operator Certification Study Guide (6thedition).

Exam applications are available on the DPH Drinking Water Section website: http://www.ct.gov/dph.  For more information, contact the Connecticut Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section at 860-509-7333.

No Book: CTAWWA Member $135.00; Non-Member $175.00; *CTAWWA Utility Members: $135.00
With Book: CTAWWA Member $175.00; Non-Member $215.00; *CTAWWA Utility Members: $175.00
* CTAWWA Utility Members - Please click on "Guest Registration" then select the CTAWWA Utility Member rate when registering on-line.

DPH Testing Dates -
Small Water System: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Water Treatment Plant Operator: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Distribution System Operator: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

*NOTE: Testing and Application Due Dates to be determined by CTDPH.

Download CTAWWA REGISTRATION FORM
or register online for CTAWWA courses here 

PARTNERSHIP COURSES WITH NEWWA

The following courses are offered in partnership with the New England Water Works Association, a section of the American Water Works Association.

To register for these courses, call NEWWA at (508) 893-7979, or visit the website at www.newwa.org.  CTAWWA cannot accept registration for these classes. Please download the NEWWA registration form here.

Registration fee includes all course materials, breaks, lunch (excluding half-day courses), CEUs and CEU Certificate. All courses are approved for CT Certified Drinking Water Operator Training Renewal Requirements. Distribution (D), Treatment (T), or combined (T&D) applicability is listed for each course.

Enrollment is limited; please register for courses early.

Where It All Begins: Knowing and Protecting Your Source Water
Course Code: WPW118AC
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2017
Location: Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description:Drinking water suppliers depend greatly on the quality and quantity of their sources in order to provide ample, safe drinking water. This course will allow students to discover the characteristics and types of sources used to supply drinking water, as well as the methods of protecting possible contamination to those sources. Specifically, the course will: review the hydrological cycle and the rights to access water for treatment; cover both surface and groundwater sources; examine the major groups of contaminants typically found in untreated water; and explore source protection and the importance of conservation.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $190.00; Non-Members: $240.00

Selection, Application and Maintenance of Water System Valves
Course Code: DSV218AC
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Location: Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Distribution (D)

Course Description: This course will present information on the application and selection of different mainline and specialty water system valves; review advantages and disadvantages of several valve types; and present proper procedures for inspecting, testing, and maintaining these mainline valves. Participants will have an opportunity to examine valve fundamentals of the different types of valves, their methods of operation, and component parts of each valve type. You will examine gate, butterfly, check, and other valve types and review the inspection process of new gate valves before installation.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $140.00; Non-Members: $190.00

Sustainable Ways to Manage Your Groundwater Supply
Course Code: RMG218AC
Date: October 26, 2017
Location: MDC Training Center, Maxim Rd. Hartford, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution or Treatment (D or T)

Course Description: Today’s sustainable methods of managing groundwater supplies reflect the new best practices for providing safe and sufficient drinking water today and into the future. Groundwater suppliers must understand these new best practices to keep pace with regulations. This course is for water utility superintendents and managers who must meet today’s complex and challenging world of total water resource management with a sound understanding of groundwater withdrawal impacts, how to assess them, and, most importantly, how to address them effectively. It will also feature case studies on how to protect groundwater from contamination, conduct a drawdown assessment, reactivate and relocate a former wellfield, and lessons learned.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $190.00; Non-Members: $240.00

Operational Impacts on At-The-Tap Lead Concentrations
Course Code: TLC218AC
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Location: Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Distribution or Treatment (D or T)

Course Description: This course will present the fundamentals of lead and copper corrosion. It is a basic introduction designed to help participants develop an understanding of the theory and practice of how water system operations can impact at-the-tap lead concentrations. An overview of the current Lead and Copper Rule and the proposed long-term revisions will be presented. The presentation will then focus on operational strategies that have been employed to minimize at-the-tap lead concentration and some unintended consequences of making operational changes to meet other water quality objectives (and other drinking water regulations). Case studies of recent instances of increases in at-the-tap lead concentrations will be discussed. It will also cover customer outreach to communicate changes in water quality using AWWA’s lead communication tools.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $140.00; Non-Members: $190.00

Chemical Feed Pump Operations, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
Course Code: TFP218AC
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Location: MDC Training Center, Maxim Rd. Hartford, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: This course will help participants develop an understanding of how various types of chemical metering pumps operate, and how to keep them in top operating condition. Specifically, the course will cover component parts and terminology, sound pump operation and maintenance procedures, problem solving, and how to increase pump life and maximize equipment down time, all using chemical feed pump cutaways and easy-to-read visuals. Utilizing case studies, real-world examples will help students understand how to integrate efficient troubleshooting methods to assist in the day-to-day operations of a chemical feed system.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $190.00; Non-Members: $240.00

AWWA & Other Standards: How to Maximize Quality During the Procurement Process
Course Code: WMQ218AC
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Location: Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment (D and T)

Course Description: For more than 100 years AWWA has developed voluntary standards of minimum requirements for materials, equipment, and practices used in water treatment and supply. AWWA Standards are used by thousands of manufacturers, distributors, and water treatment facilities worldwide to ensure the highest quality products and service. AWWA publishes more than 170 ANSI/AWWA standards that provide valuable information on design, installation, disinfection, treatment, and manufacturing of products including pipe, chemicals, storage tanks, valves, meters, and other appurtenances; industry-recognized consensus prerequisites; and practices for water utility management and operations. This course will explain the process of AWWA standard development and how their use can support water utilities purchase of water system components and chemicals as well as the installation, testing, and operation of water system assets all that meet minimum industry standards.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $140.00; Non-Members: $190.00

Do You Have The Practical Chemistry Knowledge To Keep Your Water Safe?
Course Code: BAC318AC
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2017
Location: MDC Training Center, Maxim Rd. Hartford, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment (D and T)

Course Description: This course will focus on the practical chemical principles of many treatment processes such as aeration, disinfection, corrosion control, iron and manganese removal, pH, and others. Using a combination of carefully selected illustrations, participants will learn the proper chemistry that affects daily treatment practices, allowing for a better understanding of how to solve common treatment problems.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $190.00; Non-Members: $240.00


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