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2021, 11-10-21 Intro to PWS, Zoom-PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Category: Intro to PWS Courses

**Evening Course**

Hydrant at night 

Introduction to Becoming a

Public Water System Operator


For Grades VSS, D1, T1

Wednesdays, Nov. 10 – Dec. 15, 2021, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

(NO class on 11/24)

This is a 5 week (17.5-hour) course is designed to introduce individuals with little or no previous drinking water experience in preparing for the Grade 1 Treatment and Grade 1 Distribution Water Operator Examinations, as well as the Very Small System (VSS) Water Operator Examination. The course is taught over a 5-week period with each class meeting once per week for 3 ½ hours each week. Topics covered include: responsibilities of public water systems and public water system operators; basic math & chemistry; overview of state and federal drinking water regulations; basic water treatment processes; water sampling requirements and techniques; overview of distribution system components (e.g., pipes, valves, pumps, tanks and water meters); cross connection control and water operator safety.


Starting Date:  Wednesday,  November 10, 2021

Time:  5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:  Remote Online with Zoom

Instructor: Daniel Laprade, P.E.

TCHs: 15

Cost: $325 for MWWA Members / $400 for Non-Members
(not including the binder delivery fee = $20)


  • This remote online course has been approved by the Mass. Board of Certification of Drinking Water Operators.

  • All participants must have access to a computer with a camera and microphone throughout the entire class.  (Computers without audio can connect to the audio via a telephone).  

  • You will receive a confirmation email approximately one week before the course to confirm your registration and give you log in instructions for the class. 

  • We will offer an optional Zoom practice session will be held on Monday, Nov. 8th at 6:30 PM for anyone not familiar with Zoom. Instructions for attending the Zoom practice session will be sent to all students 1 week prior to the start of the course

 Download the Flyer

Register to the course: 11/10/21 Intro to PWS, Zoom - PM


Photograph/Video Release Agreement:
Participation in this course constitutes an agreement by the attendee to allow the Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA) to use and distribute the participant’s image in any MWWA-related publication or social media site.