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2022, 1-14-22 Intro to PWS, Zoom
Friday, January 14, 2022, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Intro to PWS Courses

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Introduction to Becoming a Public Water System Operator (Zoom) For Grade VSS, D1, T1

Fridays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 18, 2022 (NO class on 2/11)

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This 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:  Friday,  January 14, 2022

Time:  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  Remote Online with Zoom

Instructor: Daniel Laprade, P.E.

TCHs: 15


  • 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 a Zoom practice session several days before the start of the Course, for those using Zoom for the first time or need a refresh.


Register to: 1/14/22 Intro to PWS, Zoom

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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.