Welcome to the 2015 CTAWWA Spring Training Schedule!    

The classes are listed below for the Spring 2015 semester.  The CTAWWA Education Committee provides the most comprehensive up-to-date training for its members.  We appreciate your continued support and encourage you to participate in courses offered by CTAWWA individually, and in partnership with NEWWA.

Please note that the courses offered in partnership with NEWWA must be registered and payment made directly to NEWWA.  Courses offered by CTAWWA must be registered and payment made directly to CTAWWA.

You are encouraged to register online for CTAWWA classes by browsing the Meeting Manager, then click on a specific class and follow the prompts.  You will immediately get a confirmation of your attendance.  If you are paying by a PO or a check, you can also register online at the correct prompt.

If you have any questions, please contact us.  Thanks so much for your interest!

Robert Longo, Education Co-Chair - 860-582-7431; robertlongo@ci.bristol.ct.us 
Peter Grabowski, Education Co-Chair - 413-572-3234; pjgrabowski@tighebond.com
Pam Monahan, CTAWWA Executive Manager - 203-714-6096; ctawwa@snet.net
Fax: 203-725-0445

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 does not accept registration for these classes.  Download 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.  

Fundamentals of Reading Prints and Drawings 
Course Code: DBL315AC
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 
Location: MDC Training Center, Hartford
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment 
(D and T)
 

Course Description: This full day seminar is specifically designed to help participants develop an understanding of how working drawings are organized, and how to utilize the information contained in them.  You will receive instruction in reading several types of drawings including: site plans, floor plans, sections and details, including both architectural and mechanical and plumbing drawings. This seminar will present a step-by-step guide to where specific types of information can be found in a set of working drawings, teach you practical easy to remember, procedures for orienting yourself with a new set of working drawings, and provide you with the skills you need to read and understand the information portrayed in engineering drawings. 

Water utility operations professionals who must understand how to extract information from engineering and architectural working drawings will find this seminar of interest.  Whether serving as an orientation for new staff, or as a review for seasoned professionals who have not had formal training in reading  prints, this seminar's straightforward agenda will present important information that can be utilized in "real world" situations.   

Registration Fee:  CTAWWA Members: $180.00 ; Non-Members:  $220.00                          

Evaluating Options for Effective Drinking Water Treatment  
Course Code: TWT315AC
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 
Location: MDC Training Center, Hartford
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment 
(T)

Course Description:There are many choices to be made regarding choosing the best chemicals to treat drinking water effectively. Periodically, it may be useful for a treatment plant to investigate whether the use of alternative chemicals will allow a more effective result over the chemicals currently being used for treatment. This full day class will review the various types of chemicals used in drinking water treatment, along with how the chemicals are able to perform, the safety hazards in dealing with the chemicals, and when to best use each chemical.  Brief demonstrations will be used to allow participants to witness the success of certain chemicals using in drinking water treatment.     

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $180.00  ; Non-Members:  $220.00 

Disinfection and Distribution  System Water Quality 
Course Code:    DDD415AC
Date: Tuesday April 7, 2015
Location:   MDC Training Center, Hartford  
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment  (D and T)

Course Description: This course will cover water quality concerns in the distribution system, and how important a role disinfection plays. Topics covered will include a summary of the methods of disinfection, present and future regulatory concerns including the DBP and revised Total Coliform Rules, uses of hydraulic modeling, storage tank contamination concerns and solutions, biofilm and re-growth challenges, and a close examination of several case studies. This class is designed for anyone that is involved with water quality issues in the distribution system including distribution and treatment plant operators, engineers, and other drinking water personnel. 

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $180.00 ; Non-Members:  $220.00 

“Hands-On” Hydrant Operation and Maintenance
Course Code:   DHM415AC
Date: Wednesday April 29, 2015
Location:    
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution (D)   

Course Description:  The seminar is designed for all distribution system personnel, especially those responsible for the installation, inspection, maintenance and repair of fire hydrants, their valves and associated water mains. It will enable experienced utility personnel to stay informed on current accepted practice and will provide an orientation for new water operators. 

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $180.00 ; Non-Members:  $220.00  

Bulk Chemical Delivery Workshop
Course Code:    TBC415AC
Date: Tuesday May 14,  2015
Location:  MDC Training Center, Hartford
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T) 
   

Course Description: The Bulk Chemical Delivery Workshop is designed to provide focused information to anyone who is responsible for purchasing handling, or using water treatment chemicals.  This seminar will explain key concepts and sound procedures related to the procurement and use of any water treatment chemical.  Instruction will focus on the need for accurate chemical specifications, on-site delivery controls, and chemical testing. A segment on properly handling public notification is also included to assist with incidents that may occur related to chemical delivery. During this seminar you will follow the steps of chemical distribution and the associated paper work generated from the time of manufacture to the point of use.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $180.00 ; Non-Members:  $220.00  

Electricity,  Motors and Emergency Generators 
Course Code:    BGM415AC
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Location:  MDC Training Center, Hartford
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment (D and T) 
 

Course Description: This full day class has been created to allow drinking water system personnel and others to understand the basic concepts of electricity and the operation and maintenance of electrical motors, emergency generators and other related equipment. Beginning with an overview of how electricity is generated, delivered and received in a typical commercial building, concepts of electrical safety and Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) will be presented. Next, a description of the tools used to measure proper delivery of electrical power will be reviewed along with a description of the types of commonly used motors and other equipment used to allow proper motor operations. Required and recommended maintenance will also be described. Lastly, a brief overview of electrical issues related to the use, operation and maintenance of emergency electrical generators will be explored.

Water utility operations professionals who deal directly with their system's motors and pumps as well as other operation and maintenance workers will find this seminar of interest. Those front line management professionals who directly supervise this critical component of water distribution and treatment systems will also find this program useful. 

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $180.00 ; Non-Members:  $220.00

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 (203) 725-0445, 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. 

Health and Safety at Water Treatment Facilities* 
Course Code:  Spring 1501
Location:  TBA
Date:   Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
CEU:  4.0 TCH, (0.4 CEU)
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution (T&D) 

Course Description:This half-day educational seminar targets water treatment facility engineers, operators, and managers who want help meeting the complex health and safety requirements encountered at surface water and groundwater treatment facilities.  The seminar includes an overview of applicable federal and state safety regulations as they apply to treatment facilities.  The seminar will also include a description of the most cited health and safety issues as well as real life examples of remedies.  Most utilities have implemented programs to address confined space entry, working at heights, energy control (lockout/tagout), and hazard communication.  However, audit results of utility programs indicate that written programs often do not communicate with field activities.  Further, the typical health and safety programs that get the attention of utility operators often do not address all of the health and safety concerns at treatment plants.  For instance, generator installations often include the storage of combustible liquids that are not obvious.  Spill prevention planning as well as tank integrity analysis of these types of storage tanks is critical to safe operation.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $130.00; Non-Members:  $170.00

Water Treatment School*
Course Code:  Spring 1502
Date:   Class runs for 12 weeks beginning Tuesday, February 13, 2015
Location:  MDC Training Center, Hartford   
Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
CEUs  Pending
Applicable for Treatment  

Course description:  Revamped, this course will cover all practical aspects of water treatment processes in general use today as well as basic mathematics, chemistry and hydraulics.  Although there is no prerequisite for attending this course, each applicant must have basic mathematical ability including the use of fractions and decimals. In-class time will run approximately two hours, with additional work assigned for completion outside of class.  There must be a commitment made by each student to complete these weekly assignments in order for the course to be effective.  

Registration Fee:  CTAWWA Members $500.00; Non-Members $550.00 

Knowledge Management and Succession Planning
Course Code:  Fall 1503    
Date:  Tuesday, February 17, 2015   
Location: Bristol Water Treatment Plant, Bristol
Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
CEU:  6.0 TCH (0.6 CEU)
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution (T & D)  

Course Description:This class offers an overview of the current state of workforce education in the United States and its world economic partners; how this impacts the current operational issues in the water utility industry, and what strategies for knowledge management in the industry are appropriate. The seminar will then present a succession planning model that can bring improvement to the process of placing employees in positions of leadership in the future. Participants will apply the model to their own workforce organization utilizing documentation prepared for the seminar. Included will be a discussion of skill sets that are predictive of successful transition to leadership and management position and a review and application of tools that can be used for employee assessment. Participants will leave with a notebook of relevant materials, handouts and documents that can be expanded on to continue the process back in the work place. 

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members $160.00; Non-Members $200.00

Business 101 
Course Code:  Spring 1504
Location:  Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Date:   Bristol Water Treatment Plant, Bristol  
Time:  9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
CEU:  6.0 TCH, (0.6 CEU)
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution (T&D)   

Course Description:Water operators benefit from understanding just how a business works so that they may better appreciate the business decision making process.  This full-day course presents to the student the nature of a business and what the risks associated with a large business operation such as a utility are, and how risk is managed.  Basic concepts in business organization and operaion, form of business, why businesses exist, how businesses are organized, and how the money come in and goes out will be addressed.  Upon completion of the course, the student will have a better appreciation for how business decisions are made. 

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $160.00; Non-Members:  $200.00 

Water Systems Operation & Optimizations* 
Course Code:  Spring 1505
Location:  Wednesday, May 6, 2015  
Date:   Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant, Hamden
Time:  9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
CEU:  4.0 TCH, (0.4 CEU)
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution (T&D)   

Course Description:  There are many courses that cover parts of water utility systems but few that look at the entire system in order to gain efficiencies and improve water quality. Water utilities need to look at their systems with a holistic approach towards operations and optimization of their system. This 4 hour seminar will offer an overview of some of the optimization techniques currently used in the water industry.  Included will be a panel discussion of the tools and skillsets that are required to successful diagnose water system inefficiencies.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $130.00; Non-Members:  $170.00  

DPH Operator Certification
Course Code:  Spring 1506, Spring 1507 
Date:   Wednesday, May 28, 2015
Location:  Regional Water Authority, New Haven  
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 

Course Description:  This course will be a one-day review session to assist treatment plant and distribution system operators for the state certificate examinations.  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 (5th 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 $120.00; Non-Member $160.00

With Book:    CTAWWA Member $160.00; Non-Member $200.00 

Business Writing for Everyone
Course Code:  Spring #1508
Location:  Bristol Water Treatment Plant, Bristol  
Date:   Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
CEU:  6.0 TCH (0.6 CEU)
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution (T&D)

Course Description: Water operators must be able to write effectively in order to relay information with clarity, conciseness and command.  They need to understand and tap into the power of the written word.  This full-day course teaches the logic and mechanics to choose the appropriate written communication style and how to avoid common pitfalls of written communication. Target audience:  Written communication skills are a must for water operators of all levels. This is an excellent course for managers and operators who want to improve their effectiveness.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $160.00; Non-Members:  $200.00 

 *Subject to DPH approval for TCH hours. 

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