Fall Education Schedule

Welcome to the 2018 CTAWWA Fall Training Schedule  

The classes listed below are for the Fall 2018 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, Scott Bonett at 860-257-1067; sbonett@hazenandsawyer.com or Romana Longo 860-604-8996; longoctawwa@gmail.com

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.  Register online for CTAWWA courses 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.

CTAWWA Sustainability Workshop

Course Date: September 24, 2018                                                                                                                                                            Location: Saint Clements Castle, Portland CT                                                                                                                                           Time: 8:30 am-4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                             CEU: TBD

Course Description: This workshop will convene stakeholders from the water utility sector, health departments and local governments as well as subject matter experts for the purpose of examining innovative practices and strategies for effective rate-making and water conservation programs. Examples of utility water-saving programs along with lessons learned that some water utilities both large and small have already adopted will be presented and discussed. Participants will gain a broader understanding of the State Water Plan on Water Conservation, Drought Planning and Workforce development. The workshop is sponsored by the CTAWWA and supported by DPH, PURA, Lower River Council of Governments, CWWA, COST, DEEP, CCM, among others.

Registration Fee: $80.00

CONTROL VALVE OPERATION & TROUBLESHOOTING

Course Date: November 7, 2018                                                                                                                                                        Location: Bristol Water Treatment Plant                                                                                                                                               Time: 9:00 am-12:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                        TCH: 3 TCH (DPH approval pending)

Course Description: Control valves provide a many useful functions for system control of flow and pressure, as well as tank control and turnover. These valves operate hydraulically, or electronically.  To understand how to troubleshoot them for maintenance it is critical to understand the basic operation of them.  The following topics will be handled in this course:

1.    Pascal’s Principle and Basic Hydraulics to control valve operation

2.    Understanding the operation of an On/Off Control Valve, and identify the components necessary for its operation.

3.    Understanding the operation of a modulation valve, and identify the components necessary for its operation.

4.    Identify the major components of a Pressure Reducing Valve and troubleshoot its operation.

5.    Identify the major components of a Pressure Relief Valve and troubleshoot its operation.

6.    Identify the major components of an Altitude Valve and troubleshoot its operation.

7.    Identify the major component of a Pump Control Valve and troubleshoot its operation.

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

WATER QUALITY & TREATMENT SYMPOSIUM

Course Date: Novemeber 29, 2018                                                                                                                                                           Location: Norwich Spa and Inn                                                                                                                                                                 Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                             TCH: 6 TCH (DPH approval pending)

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

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.

Hazard Communication Using OSHA Required GHS Safety Data Sheets Spill Response & PPE      

Course Code:  SHC119AC
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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 help participants learn how to protect themselves from most environmental hazards. Beginning with an overview of toxicology, the course will then cover the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Act (including the new GHS labeling requirements); explain the revised Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to allow students to understand the chemicals used in the drinking water profession. Additionally, dealing with controlling chemical spills and how to utilize various types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with be discussed. The PPE discussion will include chemical handling with eye, face, foot, and hand protection as well as a presentation of standards for head and hearing protection. 

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

Biofilm in YOUR Drinking Water System: Concerns and Controls        

Course Code: WBF219AC 
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Location: MDC Training Center, Hartford 
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: If you distribute water, you have biofilm in your system! This course will provide a brief overview of biofilm, why its presence in a distribution system is a concern, and how to control and prevent problems. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to examine common locations of biofilm in a system, review the appropriate steps to physically and chemically control biofilm, and explore the various methods used to identify the presence or absence of troublesome biofilm

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

Evaluating Chemical Treatment Options for Drinking Water

Course Code: TWT219AC
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2018
Location: Regional Water Authority, New Haven 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: Utilities have many choices when it comes to selecting the best chemicals to treat drinking water effectively. This course will review the various types of chemicals used in drinking water treatment; how the chemicals are able to perform; safety hazards; and when to use each chemical. Detailed examples of the various chemicals will allow participants to witness the success of certain chemicals used in drinking water treatment.

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

Preventative Maintenance for Centrifugal Pump Operation

Course Code: DCP219AC
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Location: Regional Water Authority, New Haven 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution and Treatment (D and T)

Course Description: If you have experience with the use and operation of any type of centrifugal pump, you need to know how important pump maintenance is. This course will present the basics of what is required to create a useful and practical preventative maintenance program for your pumps. It will cover pump installation concerns; motor-to-pump connections; shaft alignment; bearings lubrication; and maintenance technician/technologist tools. A previous knowledge of basic pump operations, including taking NEWWA's "Pumps and Pumping" and/or "Pumps and Pumping Overview" courses is highly recommended to fully benefit from this course.

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

Disinfection and Distribution System Water Quality

Course Code: DDD219AC
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Location:  Regional Water Authority, New Haven 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Distribution (D)

Course Description: With the constant changes in Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations, the use and control of disinfection in distribution systems has become even more important to protect water quality. This course will: review some of the challenges facing drinking water distribution, and how current federal regulations will continue to affect system operations; provide a brief synopsis of drinking water regulations affecting disinfection and how a hydraulic model can assist in system evaluations; examine storage tank issues and disinfection; present the latest on biofilm and disinfection, and utilize a small-group exercise to examine case studies.

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

Operational Control of Coagulation and Filtration Treatment Processes      

Course Code: TTP319AC
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Location:  Bristol Water Treatment Plant
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
CEU: 0.6 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: Meeting current water quality treatment objectives will require a thorough understanding of the evaluation, control, and optimization of coagulation and filtration processes. This course will familiarize attendees with the chemical and physical aspects of creating appropriate and efficient coagulation and floc formation to allow for successful particle removal in untreated drinking water. A discussion of jar testing procedures and how the jar test can be used as a process control tool will be included as well. A major focus will be made on how to apply all processes directly to real-world situations. 

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

 


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