Training

NEW ONLINE 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.

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


 

ONLINE-Sound Procedures for Drinking Water Sampling

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2020

Location:  Online
Time: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution  (T & D )

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

ONLINE-Operational Impact on At-the-Tap Lead Concentrations 

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Location:  Online
Time: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Treatment & Distirbution (T & D)

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

ONLINE-Water Main Disinfection 

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2020

Location:  Online
Time: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Distirbution (D)

Course Description: This introductory course will present an overview of the various processes utilized to disinfect drinking water distribution system water mains and present topics relating to the sanitary protection of these mains according to the latest AWWA Standard C651. The introductory segment will help participants develop an understanding of the various types of chlorine and ozone used in the disinfection process, as well as the importance of water main disinfection. The next segment will include a presentation that will illustrate the correct methods used to disinfect new, repaired, or rehabilitated mains. Also covered will be the disposal of highly chlorinated water and how to properly dispose of this water according to the latest acceptable practices. The course will end with an overview of how to provide proper quality control and effectively deal with contractors when disinfecting mains.

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

ONLINE-Identifying and Correcting Potential Bacterial Resistance to Disinfection

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Location:  Online
Time: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Treatment & Distribution (T & D)

Course Description: This course will provide detailed information regarding the growth of bacteria in drinking water and explore recent concerns indicating possible resistance of these organisms to chlorine disinfection. Just as the medical profession has seen an increase in antibiotic resistance, water operators may discover that disinfection doesn't work as well as it used to in some cases. This course will discuss current concerns with bacterial resistance and how to identify if this phenomenon is occurring in your system. It will also outline several methods to address this challenge. If you are using a disinfectant in your distribution system and have challenges keeping your system doses adequate to curb total coliform appearance, this course will be of value to you.

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


If you have questions or comments, please contact Romana Longo, Executive Director at 860-604-8996; [email protected] or Education & Program Committee Co-Chairs: Peter Grabowski at 413-572-3234; [email protected] or Steve Rupar at 475-882-1701; [email protected]


Please see approved courses through the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) and FEMA.

E-Learning DPHApproved Courses Spring 2020.pdf