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Class I & II Distribution Certification Exam Preparatory Course - a four-day course (#91901)

This class is currently FULL! Registrants beyond room capacity will be placed on a Wait List. We plan to hold this class another time later in the year and will choose a location convenient to most people. Please continue to register and we will add you to the Wait List. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and for letting us know you interest in this class!
 
Dates:  January 8, 10, 15, & 17, 2019 (Snow Date: January 18, 2019)
Location: Maine Rural Water Association – Training Room
254 Alexander Reed Road,
Richmond, ME 04357
207-737-4092
 
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, Lunch not provided)
 
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.)
Manuals: Attendees: $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: Rick Pershken, Dirigo Engineering
 
Class Description:
This class will cover information pertaining to Water Distribution Operations, and prepare students for the Class 1 and 2 Water Distribution Operator Certification Exam. An in-depth math review is provided in a separate course. Topics covered in this course include Regulations, Water Use and System Design, Hydraulics, Pipes, Main Installation and Rehabilitation, Backfilling, Main Testing and Installation Safety, Water Services, Valves, Fire Hydrants, Water Storage, Electrical and Instrumentation Control Systems, Motors and Engines, Pumps and Pumping Stations, Meters, Basic Chlorination, Systems Operations, Water Quality Testing, Backflow prevention and Cross-connection control, System mapping, Safety and Security, and Public Relations.  The course text is Water Distribution Grades 1 & 2, published by American Water Works Association and the Associated Boards of Certification.
 
 


Class/Grade I & II Math Review - a two-day course (#91902)
 
Dates: January 22 & 24, 2019 (Snow Date: January 25, 2019)
 
Location:
Maine Rural Water Association – Training Room
254 Alexander Reed Road
Richmond, ME 04357
207-737-4092
 
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, Lunch not provided)
 
Class Fee: Attendees: $150
(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.)
Manuals: No Manuals 
 
State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 10.0 TCHs for Water operators
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCHs for Wastewater operators
(excludes registration, break(s), and lunch break)
 
Sponsoring Agency: US EPA
 
Instructor: Rick Pershken, Dirigo Engineering
 
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.
 
 


Onboarding New Employees:  Maximizing Success (#91903)
 
Date: January 16, 2019 (Snow Date: January 23, 2019)
 
Location:
Town of Orono – Council Chambers
59 Main Street
Orono, ME 04473
 
Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
 
Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (includes one 15-minute break)
 
Class Fee:
MRWA Member: $65
Non-Member: $115
 
Instructor: Terri Swanson

Class Description:
How many times have you interviewed what appeared to be a great candidate, offered them the job and then found their performance to be lackluster? Or have you ever hired someone that failed to report for shift? We all know the scarce resources that go into hiring and training staff; this is a time consuming and expensive process. No one in our industry has time to invest in staff that cannot or will not perform. This class will assist managers, superintendents, foreman, etc. with "growing" and
successfully retaining qualified staff.
 
 
 


Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) (#91907 & #91908)
 
Dates & Locations:
February 12, 2019 (#91907)
Howland Town Hall
8 Main Street
Howland, ME 04448
Snow Date: February 13, 2019
 
February 26, 2019 (#91908)
Lewiston Public Works
103 Adams Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240
Snow Date: February 27, 2019
 
Registration: 8:00am - 8:15am
 
Class Time: 8:15am - 12:30pm (includes one 15-minute break)
 
Class Fee:
MRWA Members: $85
Non-Members: $135
 
Instructors:
Andy Begin - Greater Augusta Utility District
Stephani Morancie - ME PUC
 
Class Description:
Is your utility taking the time to plan for the future? Are you capturing all of your costs in your rates? Join us to learn how to create, maintain, and update your Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). We will also discuss rate setting and how to maximize surcharges.
 
 


Basic Map & Plan Reading (#91910)
 
Date: February 22, 2019
 
Location:
Old Point Avenue School - Room 104
108 Old Point Avenue
Madison, ME 04950
 
Registration: 8:00 am - 8:15 am
 
Class Time: 8:15 am - 12:45 pm (includes two 15-minute breaks)
 
Class Fee:
MRWA Members: $85
Non-Members: $135
 
Instructors:
Robert "Bob" Berry, P.E., Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc.
 
Class Description:
What's the difference between slope and grade? What's a K-value? What does S##W mean along a boundary line?
 
Come and join us to find out the answers to these and other questions you may have. This class will teach the basics of plan and map reading. Class will focus on maps, survey plans, and site civil plans. These types of maps/plans might be presented to a utility district, public works department, select board or planning board. Everything on a plan has a meaning; this class will help you to understand what is being presented.
 


 
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 will review all topics and consider them when planning future training courses. We are working to fill our 2019 Training Calendar...and even into next year! Please continue to visit our website for the latest class listings, updates, and cancellations. 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.
 
 
CyberSecurity
February 21, 2019 - Bangor, ME
February 22, 2019 - Lewiston, ME
Registration opening soon! 
 
Class II Treatment Certification Exam Preparatory Course (A Four-Day Course)
March 5, 7, 12, & 14, 2019 - Bangor, ME
Snow Dates: March 8 & 15, 2019
Registration opening soon!
 
Leak Detection & Line Locating
April/May, 2019 - Multiple Locations (TBD)
Registration opening soon!
 
PFOS & PFAS Class
April/May, 2019 - Multiple Locations (TBD)
Registration opening soon!
 
Basic Computer & Technology Skills
April/May, 2019 - Multiple Locations (TBD)
Registrations opening soon!
 
 

 
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.