Spring Education Schedule

Welcome to the 2017 CTAWWA Spring Training Schedule  

The classes listed below are for the Spring 2017 semester. The CTAWWA Education & Program 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 individually as well as in partnership with the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA).

Please note that the following courses which are offered in partnership with NEWWA must be registered through and payment made directly to NEWWA

If you have questions or comments, please contact Romana Longo, Administrative Manager at 860-604-8996longoctawwa@gmail.com or Education & Program Committee Co-Chairs: Peter Grabowski at 413-572-3234; pjgrabowski@tighebond.com or Scott Bonett at 860-257-1067;sbonett@hazenandsawyer.com

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 (NEWWA).

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. 

“Hands-On” Valve Operations and Maintenance
Course Code: DVO317AC
Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017
Location:
Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution (D)

Course Description:This course will instruct you in the proper procedures for inspecting, testing, and maintaining mainline distribution valves and water mains. It will also examine the fundamentals of valve and main maintenance and detail effective maintenance management procedures with the focus on optimal operation of the distribution system. The course will also feature a hands-on instructional component where participants tear down each type of valve.

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

How to Avoid Violations by Removing Pathogens in Your System
Course Code: WAV317AC
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location:
MDC Training Center, Maxim Rd., Hartford, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable Treatment and Distribution (T and D)

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an understanding of how to avoid occurrences of pathogens and indicator organisms in distribution systems. By understanding the potential dangers of allowing certain organisms in water, the risks of waterborne disease rise rapidly.  Regulations will be examined (current and future) to provide a proper understanding of what has been proposed as effective goals in pathogen removal.  An in depth examination of how to prevent pathogenic organisms from entering from source to last tap will be discussed.  The issue of disinfection success will examine possible organism resistance and how to respond if a system problem occurs.  Lastly, the use of routine and special laboratory tests that can assist in troubleshooting the causes of potential problems will be explained.

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

“Hands-On” Bench Top Laboratory Skills
Course Code: BBT417AC
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Location:
Groton Utilities, Groton, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: This course will help students develop strong, basic drinking water laboratory analysis skills and an overall awareness of their importance in water quality assurance. Specifically, it will present an overview of key techniques utilized in drinking water analysis through four laboratory workstations that will cover pH, hardness, alkalinity, turbidity, chlorine residual, temperature, colorimetry/spectrophotometry, and microbiology. Each workstation will be directed by a separate instructor/facilitator who will demonstrate procedures and supervise and assist all group members in performing a given technique.

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

Filter Surveillance Workshop
Course Code: TFS417AC
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Location: Bristol Water Treatment Plant, Bristol, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of proven filter monitoring techniques essential to effective filter maintenance and operational optimization. Blending unique, interactive classroom segments with topic-focused, small-group breakout sessions and an equipment exhibit, the entire workshop program incorporates a learning-by-seeing-and-doing focus utilizing an active filtration plant. Practical presentations by operations and engineering professionals experienced in filter surveillance, operational, and maintenance techniques will guide participants through the learning experience. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.

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

Sound Procedures For Drinking Water Sampling
Course Code: BSP417AC
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location:
MDC Training Center, Maxim Rd., Hartford, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment (D and T)

Course Description: This course will provide fundamental information to anyone responsible for taking drinking water samples. It will explain key concepts and sound scientific procedures that should be included in every sampling program, and feature focused, hands-on demonstrations to illustrate essential points and techniques. Instruction will focus on the need for accurate sampling, and follow the sample through the chain of custody to its eventual analysis. Proper sampling methods are critical in evaluating the quality of the water you produce, or distribute. Without strict attention to detail in procedures and methodology, a host of problems can develop. Don’t let this happen to you! Though this course is lecture and discussion based, it will also feature focused, hands-on video demonstrations to illustrate essential points and techniques.

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

Click Here to Download the NEWWA Registration Form

COURSES PRESENTED BY CTAWWA

The courses listed below are sponsored by the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association.

There is a listing of the course offerings on the website, www.ctawwa.org. You can fax the registration to (860) 953-3051, or register online (credit cards accepted).  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:  Spring 1701, Spring 1702
Date:   Monday, March 13, 2017
Location:  Regional Water Authority, New Haven  
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 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 (6thh edition).   

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 at (860) 509-7333. 

No Book:    CTAWWA Member $135.00; Non-Member $175.00
With Book:    CTAWWA Member $175.00; Non-Member $215.00 

 *Subject to DPH approval for TCH hours. 

CTAWWA REGISTRATION FORM

or register online for CTAWWA courses here


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