This 8-session course focuses on principles and practices of collecting, testing, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water for a Class III & IV Distribution Operator. This course builds upon the concepts from the Class II Distribution Course, and examines various water treatment techniques, disinfection, operator safety, and rules and regulations governing public water systems more deeply. The course uses the latest version of Water Distribution, Grade 3/4, published by AWWA. This text is from AWWA’s Water System Operator Series, and are the texts recommended by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) for test preparation. Prior participation in our Class I & II Distribution Course is highly recommended.
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, April 20-24 and April 27 to May 1, 2020
Location: VIRTUAL CLASS
Registration: Virtual check-in through Zoom
Class Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Class Fee: $350 per attendee
(This class is funded through USEPA and MRWA. The participant fee reflects the expenses incurred in the development, preparation and presentation of this seminar, as well as ancillary expenses such as administrative time.)
Manual: $90 per manual
State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 20.0 TCHs for Water Operators (301-1925-MRW)
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-544-WW-10)
(excludes registration and breaks, and lunch break)
Alex Wong, Director of Capacity Development, Maine Rural Water Association
Alex has been the point person for MRWA’s asset management efforts for the past three years. He holds a certificate in Asset Management from the Buried Asset Management Institute - International. He has a master’s degree in Limnology and has taught students ranging in age from 5 to 85 a variety of subjects from water quality management to SAT and GRE prep to tai chi. Alex is also a certified Class IV Water Treatment Operator and a Class IV Water Distribution Operator.
Jason Sockbeson, EPA Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Maine Rural Water Association
Jason has worked in the field since 2005, having studied at the University of New Mexico Las Cruces. Jason currently holds a Grade 5 WW license, as well as a Grade 4 license in Water Distribution and Treatment. With experience working at the Penobscot Indian Nation and as the Superintendent of the Tribes Treatment Plant, Jason is excited to offer his skills and experiences to the industry in Maine.
MRWA is a fully approved ME Department of Environmental Protection and Maine BLWSO training provider.