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2019 8-19-2019, Intro to PWS, Monson
Monday, August 19, 2019, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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Introduction to Becoming a Public Water System Operator

Course ID # MWWA 17-005


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.


Attendees completing this 5-week course will be awarded 12.0 TCHs (Training Contact Hours).


LOCATION:              Monson Town Office Building, 110 Main St.., Monson, MA 01057

DATE:                         Mondays, Aug. 19th – Sept.30th, 2019 (No class on 9/2, 9/9)

TIME:                          12:30  – 4:30 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR:          Daniel Laprade, MWWA Training Coordinator            


Week #1 (Aug. 19)                  Water Operators & PWS Responsibilities, Basic Math & Chemistry

Week #2 (Aug 26)                   Regulations

Week #3 (Sept. 16)                 Basic Water Treatment

Week #4 (Sept. 23)                 Distribution System Components, Cross Connection Control

Week #5 (Sept. 30)                 Safety & Security, Tips for Taking the Water Operator License Exam, Practice Water Operator License Exam

ATTENDANCE & CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants must all classes and complete a session evaluation form to be eligible for TCHs.

Click here to register  2019, 8-19-2019, Intro to PWS, Monson

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Contact: Dan Laprade, 413-883-7030, [email protected]