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


 

Chemistry for Water Treatment

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Location:  Online
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
CEU: 0.3 CEU (pending DPH approval)
Applicable for Treatment & Distirbution (T & D)

Course Description: Water companies utilize many chemicals in their operation for both treatment purposes as well as operational needs.
This course will provide information pertaining to typical chemical usages such as disinfection chemistry, coagulants,
flocculants and settling aides. Furher, operational chemical usages such as fueling needs will be addressed. Attendees
will receive specific instructions related to the storage, use and management of chemicals in their work places

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

THIS IS A CTAWWA TRAINING-PLEASE FOLLOW LINK TO REGISTER: https://ctawwa.org/meetinginfo.php?id=171&ts=1602082238

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

The First time supervisor

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

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

Course Description: If you are a first-time supervisor, two questions have probably already come to mind: just what is supervision and how do I go about it? Being a supervisor can challenge and reward you. This3-hour course will teach you specific skill sets that will help you make the transition from front-line worker to effective supervisor. You will learn and practice key communication and work-management skills, as well as how to manage time. You’ll also learn specific skills for your new position such as how to report upwards to your supervisor using the four key element model, how to give effective feedback using the 3-F model, how to use different strategies to motivate your staff, and how to delegate effectively.

This course is for drinking water professionals who are entering into a supervisory or management role at their utility or organization and who need to build the basic skills needed to be an effective supervisor. Those who are currently managers will find this course a beneficial review as well.

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

Pandemic Problem solving & Planning for PWS

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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

Course Description: Many public drinking water systems were caught off-guard when the SARS Cov-2 pandemic began to affect the world in early 2020. Despite some systems believing that they were adequately prepared, several issues with the continuation of operations have been identified. This 3-hour course will cover some of the facts of what a pandemic is and how it can and will affect a PWS. It will examine methods that have been and could be used to keep your workforce healthy and available during a pandemic. Also covered will be a segment on how to deal directly with the public, when necessary. Collecting compliance samples may also be a concern, so alternatives to conventional sampling sites will be examined. Finally, the maintenance of premise plumbing and how to advise owners and operators of unoccupied buildings how to restore proper water quality when returning will be discussed.

This class has been designed for anyone who is involved in the day-to-day operation of a public drinking water system, including system managers, operators, maintenance personnel, clerks, and others.

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

using unidirectional flushing as a distribution system tool

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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

Course Description:This half-day class will examine, in detail, the benefits of using distribution system fire hydrant flushing as a tool to prevent buildup of contaminants in your water mains.  Specifically, the class will provide an overview of the process of planning and using a Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program.  The use of the latest technology will be described to assist distribution systems in planning and implementation of flushing.  Other topics will include proper sampling of your flush water, predicting and examining water quality changes, and communication required among system employees, with the media and with the public.  Lastly, a segment will explain the methods of carrying out a systematic full system flush in case of a serious water quality emergency.

Professionals involved in any type of task involving drinking water quality in a distribution system, who work on or plan distribution maintenance, or who are involved in emergency preparedness will find this course of value.

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

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