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2023, 4-13-23 Intro to PWS, Merrimac
Merrimac Police Station
2 Jana Way
Merrimac, MA 01860

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Thursday, April 13, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Intro to PWS Courses

**In-person Course**

Red Hydrant Drawing





Introduction to Becoming a

Public Water System Operator

For Grades VSS, D1, T1

Thursdays, Apr. 13 – May 11, 2023

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This 17.5-hour course is designed to introduce individuals to the field of operating a public water system. It will assist individuals with little or no previous drinking water experience in preparing for the Grade 1 Treatment and 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:  Thursday,  Apr. 13, 2023

Time:  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  Merrimac Police Station

Instructor: Mark Wetzel

TCHs: 15 

Cost: $400for MWWA Members / $475 for Non-Members

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

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

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COVID Protocols:

Participation in this course constitutes an agreement to follow any COVID protocols that may be in place during this training. Phone numbers for each attendee will be required for contract tracing. Note that COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that comes with the risk of severe illness and death, and there is always the inherent risk of exposure when in public spaces. Full information on COVID-19, can be found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website. Participants in this training assume all risks related to the exposure to COVID-19.

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.