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2020 3-4-2020, Intro to PWS, Wareham
Wednesday, March 04, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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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:              Wareham Fire Station #2, 2368 Cranberry Hwy (Rt. 28), Wareham, MA 02571

DATE:                         Wednesdays,  March 4th–  April 1st, 2020

TIME:                          8:30 am  – 12:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR:          Robert  Prophet      


Week #1 (March 4th)                  Water Operators & PWS Responsibilities, Basic Math & Chemistry

Week #2 (March 11th)                   Regulations

Week #3 (March 18th)                 Basic Water Treatment

Week #4 (March 25th)                 Distribution System Components, Cross Connection Control

Week #5 (April 1st)                 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  2020, 3-4-2020, Intro to PWS, Wareham

Click here to download a PDF of the flyer 

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