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2020 5-19-2020, Intro to PWS, Stockbridge
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:30 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).



DATE:                         Tuesdays,  May 19th–  June 23rd, 2020  (no class on 5/26)

TIME:                          9:00 am  – 12:30 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR:          Dan Laprade      


Week #1 (May 19th)                  Water Operators & PWS Responsibilities, Basic Math & Chemistry

Week #2 (June 2nd)                   Regulations

Week #3 (June 9th)                 Basic Water Treatment

Week #4 (June 16th)                 Distribution System Components, Cross Connection Control

Week #5 (June 23rd)                 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, 5-19-2020, Intro to PWS, Stockbridge

Click here to download a PDF of the flyer 

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