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.

GIS-BASED ASSET MANAGEMENT - TOOLS FOR OPERATIONS

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Location:  Online
Time: 1-2pm
CEU: 0.1 CEU (Pending DPH Approval)

Course Description:Now more than ever communities and utilities are benefitting from asset management programs (AMPs). No matter how simplistic or complex the systems, having instant and remote access to one’s water and wastewater asset data has never been more valuable. Thanks to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based asset management, virtual connectivity with assets and communication with operations staff is easier than ever. Whether working remotely, at the office, or in the field, utilizing GIS-based asset management allows directors, superintendents, managers, operators and other staff to access vertical and horizontal asset inventory records, inspection logs, hydrant flushing and valve exercising programs, as-built plans, tie-cards, work orders, maintenance history, and more at their fingertips. This is thanks to GIS-based asset management tools and applications that are accessible on smart phones, tablets, and computers.

Registration Fee: CTAWWA Members: $40.00; Non-Members:  $65.00; Students: Free

 

iron & Manganese removal chemistry

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Location:  Online
Time: 8:15 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: This course will help participants describe characteristics of Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn); describe the value of removing Fe and Mn; describe basic treatment methods and processes for removing Fe and Mn; perform basic calculations relating to Fe and Mn treatment methods; discuss chemical application and feed methods; and identify potential problems and corrective actions.

While this course is designed for operators, it will be especially useful to new or less experienced personnel but also will be of interest to seasoned operators, supervisors, plant managers, and entry-level engineers who are interested in expanding their knowledge on the subject area.

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

preparing for & responding to customer water quality complaints

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Location:  Online
Time: 8:15 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Treatment (T)

Course Description: This course will allow participants to carefully plan how to create an effective program for receiving water quality complaints, and how to deal with the various types of expected and unexpected water quality complaints. Because of serious liability issues, as well as the need to learn more about your system’s water quality, an overview of how to properly receive and record complaints will be presented along with proven remedies to ease any fears in the minds of the customer. Sound practices for setting up and completing a site visit, if required, will be discussed along with a list of the most common types of water quality complaints, and how to satisfy the customer.

This course is geared toward drinking water utility managers, supervisors, and staff who deal directly with key public officials, the media, and public.

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

distribution system fire flow: how does your system measure up?

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Location:  Online
Time: 8:15 am – 11:45 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU
Applicable for Distribution (D)

Course Description: Systems that provide fire protection to their customers are evaluated by the insurance industry and this affects all customers’ ratings on fire insurance policies.  This course will provide utilities insight into a public drinking water system’s fire flow concerns and requirements. Specifically, it will cover the basics of how fire flow requirements are determined; examine distribution system demand related to design-flow; review proper water storage and available water use control during fire events; evaluate system pumping capacities, strength, and redundancy; and review how to perform and assess hydrant fire flow tests. 

Water utility professionals in both treatment and distribution operations will find this course of interest. Management professionals who supervise water treatment or distribution systems will also find this program useful

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