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Very Small Water System (VSWS) Certification Exam Preparatory Course #91960
(a 3-Day course)

Class Description:
Designed for operators of Very Small Water Systems with minimal or no treatment.  The 3-day course introduces the principals and practices of collecting, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water.  This course uses the latest edition of Introduction to Small Water Systems, published by ACR Publications.

Dates: September 18, 19, & 26, 2019

Location:
Maine Rural Water Association
254 Alexander Reed Road
Richmond, ME 04357
 
(Note: A distance learning class may be available. Contact our Training Department at 207-737-4092 to discuss.)

Registration
: 8:00 am – 8:15 am

Class Time: 
8:15 am – 2:15 pm (includes two 15-minute breaks and a half-hour lunch break)

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:
 $75

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 15.0 TCHs for Water Operators (300-0917-MRW)
Maine DEP: 7.5 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-560-WW-7.5)

(excludes registration and break)

Instructor:
Kathy Martel, P.E.,  is a registered professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the drinking water industry. She does sanitary surveys of public water systems and has worked with many utilities on projects. She provides technical support to USEPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for EPA and other private entities on maintaining water quality in distribution systems and managing aging infrastructure. Kathy has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

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Class I Water Treatment Cert Exam Prep Course #91961 (a 4-Day course)

Class Description:
The 4-day course focuses on principles and practices of collecting, testing, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water for a Class 1 Treatment Operator.  This course introduces various water treatment techniques, disinfection, hydraulics, appurtenances, operator safety, and rules and regulations governing public water systems.  The course uses the latest version of Water Treatment, Grade 1, published by AWWA.  These texts are from AWWA’s Water System Operator Series, and are the texts recommended by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) for test preparation. 

Dates: October 1, 3, 8 & 10, 2019

Location:
Maine Rural Water Association
254 Alexander Reed Road
Richmond, ME 04357

Registration: 8:00 am – 8:15 am

Class Time:  
8:15 am – 2:15 pm (includes two 15-minute breaks and a half-hour lunch break)

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:
 $75

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 20.0 TCHs for Water Operators (302-1834-MRW)
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-559-WW-10)
(excludes registration and break)

Instructor
Kathy Martel, P.E.,  is a registered professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the drinking water industry. She does sanitary surveys of public water systems and has worked with many utilities on projects. She provides technical support to USEPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for EPA and other private entities on maintaining water quality in distribution systems and managing aging infrastructure. Kathy has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

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Taking the "Dark & Mysterious" Out of Cybersecurity for Water & Wastewater Systems

Class Description:
Are you aware that cyber-attacks against the critical infrastructure sectors including water and wastewater systems are growing increasingly common nationwide? Well they are, and we’ve seen an alarming increase right here in Maine. You do not need to be a computer whiz to establish and improve your defensives against a security breach of your system’s process control and business management devices.   Join us as we review cyber security vulnerabilities and the methods, practices and procedures to reduce and eliminate them. In addition, we will review the available cybersecurity tools and resources including new resources developed by Maine Rural Water Association.

Dates & Locations:
October 9, 2019 (#91974)
Gorham Municipal Building
75 South St, Ste #2
Gorham, ME 04038

October 11, 2019 (#91973)
Mexico Town Hall
134 Main Street
Mexico, ME 04257

October 15, 2019 (#91972)
Caribou Public Library - Multi-Function Room
30 High St
Caribou, ME 04736

Registration: 8:15 am - 8:30 am

Class Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
(includes two 15-minute breaks)

Class Fee:
MRWA Members: $85 per attendee
Non-Members: $135 per attendee 

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 4.0 TCHs for Water Operators (308-3012-MRW)
Maine DEP: 4.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-573-WW-4)

Instructor: Tom Bahun, II, Maine Rural Water Association 
Mr. Bahun is the Deputy Director for Maine Rural Water Association. He is a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET), holds a Maine Class IV Water Treatment and Distribution Operator license and a Grade 5 Wastewater Treatment Operator license. Tom has over 20 years of experience working with water and wastewater utilities and with training adults in workplace safety, emergency response, and water/wastewater technologies. 

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Class I & II Distribution Certification Exam Preparatory Course #91962 (a 4-day course)


Class Description:
The 4-day course focuses on principles and practices of collecting, testing, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water for a Class 1/2 Distribution Operator.  This course 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 1/2, 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.

Dates:  
October 22, 24, 29 & 31, 2019

Location:
Hampden Public Safety Building
106 Western Avenue
Hampden, ME 04444


Registration: 8:00 am – 8:15 am

Class Time: 8:15 am – 2:15 pm (includes two 15-minute breaks and a half-hour lunch break)

Class Fee:  Attendees: $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: $75.00 per manual

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 20.0 TCHs for Water Operators
Maine 
DEP: 10.0 TCHs for Wastewater operators
(excludes registration, break(s), and lunch break)

Instructor
Kathy Martel, P.E.,  is a registered professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the drinking water industry. She does sanitary surveys of public water systems and has worked with many utilities on projects. She provides technical support to USEPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for EPA and other private entities on maintaining water quality in distribution systems and managing aging infrastructure. Kathy has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

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Class/Grade I & II Math Review #91963 
(a 2-Day course)

Class Description:
Join us for a refresher course designed to help water and wastewater professionals improve their basic math skills. Are you preparing for a water or wastewater certification exam? If so, this course is for you! We will review the basic mathematical concepts to rearrange equations, make conversions and accurately solve word problems. In addition, we will practice calculating area, volume, detention time, removal efficiencies, flow, chemical feed rates, motor/pump/wire to water efficiencies and much, much more.


Dates: November 5 & 7, 2019 (Snow Date - November 8, 2019

Location:
Hampden Public Safety Building
106 Western Avenue
Hampden, ME 04444


Registration
: 8:00 am – 8:15 am

Class Time:  
8:15 am – 2:15 pm (includes two 15-minute breaks and a half-hour lunch break)

Class Fee:  
$150 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.)

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 10.0 TCHs for Water Operators (303-1902-MRW)
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-531-WW-10)

(excludes registration and break)

Instructor
Kathy Martel, P.E.,  is a registered professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the drinking water industry. She does sanitary surveys of public water systems and has worked with many utilities on projects. She provides technical support to USEPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for EPA and other private entities on maintaining water quality in distribution systems and managing aging infrastructure. Kathy has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

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Practical Legal Guide for Hiring Employees: Manage Your Risk While Hiring the Best Employees

Class Description:

Hiring is an art, not a science. In today’s tight labor markets, it is important that you don’t just hire the first person who can fill the position. There are steps that you can and should take when reviewing and selecting candidates. Learn how to stay legally compliant in today’s litigious world, while still thoroughly vetting candidates, and making the best decisions. A bad hire can be very costly for any organization. This workshop will provide you with some strategies to improve your hiring process.

This workshop will address:

  • Job applications & postings
  • Evaluating applications
  • Legal rights of candidates
  • Interviews – do’s & don’ts
  • Hiring and social media
  • Reference checks
  • Pre-hire physicals
  • Drug testing, & dealing with marijuana
  • Salary & wage history
  • Job offers
  • Rejecting an applicant
  • Legal risks and pitfalls
  • Pre-hire orientation, on-boarding and training
  • Probationary periods

Date

Location

Registration Time

Class Time

September 18, 2019 (#91955)

Ellsworth City Hall – Auditorium

1 City Hall Plaza

Ellsworth, ME 04605

12:45 pm to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

October 16, 2019 (#91956)

Maine Rural Water Assoc.

254 Alexander Reed Rd

Richmond, ME 04357

8:45 am to 9:00 am

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Class Fee:       MRWA Members: $65 per attendee  -----  Non-Members: $115 per attendee

 

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 3.0 TCHs for Water Operators (030-9195-MRW)
Maine DEP: 3.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators – 3 Management TCHs (MRWA-570-M-3)
(excludes registration and break)

 

Instructor:
Peter D. Lowe is a partner with the law firm of Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston, Maine. Peter provides advice and counsel to clients on labor and employment law. Peter represents some of Maine’s largest employers, as well as many mid-sized and small businesses and nonprofits. He also represents many public sector clients, including schools and municipalities. Peter edits the Maine Employment Law Letter and has been recognized since 2013 as a Best Lawyer for representing management in employment law. Peter is a speaker and trainer on employment law issues both here in Maine and also to national audiences.

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UPCOMING CLASSES


We continue to hear from many of you looking for our most recent classes or for specific classes in your area. Please email us at jblais@mainerwa.org with all your training requests, suggestions, and ideas. We are working on finalizing the last few details on the classes listed below, and then we will open registrations for each class, where you may register online.

Class Name

Date

Location

Taking the “Dark & Mysterious” Out of Cyber Security

October 11, 2019
October 15, 2019
Date to be determined

Farmington
Caribou
Gorham

Class I & II Distribution Cert Exam Prep – 4-Day Course

January 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020

Richmond

39 Annual Technical Conference & Trade Show --- Save the Date!

December 10-12, 2019

Cross Insurance Center Bangor

Class II Treatment Cert Exam Prep – 4-Day Course

January 7, 9, 14, 16, 2020

Richmond

Introduction to Technology: Your Computer & Excel for WW Operators

January/February 2020

Will be held at 6
locations throughout Maine

 

Class III & IV Treatment Cert Exam Prep – 4-Day Course

April 2020

Richmond

Class III & IV Distribution Cert Exam Prep – 4-Day Course

April 2020

Richmond

MRWA is a fully approved ME Department of Environmental Protection and Maine BLWSO training provider.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Individuals registered for one of MRWA's training classes or seminars will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of cancellation at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Anyone contacting MRWA to cancel enrollment from a class will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact Jason Blais at 207-656-2068 or Kathleen Brill at 207-737-4092 as soon as possible.