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Leak Detection & Line Locating (#91917, #91918, #91919, #91920)

Class Description:
Locating water infrastructure and finding unaccounted-for water can be a challenge for any water operator, especially since you cannot see that for which you are searching. Without the proper knowledge, skills, and abilities, these challenges can become a substantial expense. This course will provide principals and practices of leak detection and underground line locating.

Discussion will include proper equipment use, location of underground utilities, and how to deal with non-conductive pipes. This course will also examine the basic steps to successfully accomplish leak detection, by discussing flow and pressure, correlation, and using a ground microphone. 

Dates and Locations:
March 19, 2019 (#91917)
Caribou Public Library - Multi-Function Room
30 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736

March 20, 2019 (#91918)
Moore Community Center - Conference Room
133 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
This Location is FULL - Wait List Only

March 21, 2019 (#91919)
Lewiston Public Works
103 Adams Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240

March 22, 2019 (#91920)
Portland Water District - Jeff Nixon Development Center
225 Douglas Street, Portland, ME 04102

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 per attendee
Non-Members: $135 per attendee

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 4.0 TCHs for Water Operators (118-9191-MRW)
(excludes registration and breaks)

Instructors:
Michael Berthod, Utilitronics
James Divido, Jame Divido Consulting

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Flooding Preparations for Aroostook County Water & Wastewater Systems - Workshop & Roundtable

Class Description:
Snow fall amounts in Aroostook County is closing in on an all-time record and because of persistent cold weather, there has been little melting. In addition, rivers are still frozen, having over a foot of ice in many areas. With an above average snow pack, high snow-water equivalent, high groundwater levels, and several other factors, the potential for Spring flooding is well above normal. Water and wastewater systems are encouraged to prepare for flooding conditions that may impact their facilities and operations. 

Join us as we examine the current conditions that point to one common outcome - severe flooding. The focus of all our discussions will be on how your water and wastewater system can prepare for, respond to, and recover from floods. Representatives from the follow agencies will be presenting and/or participating during the workshop and roundtable discussions: Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Drinking eater Program, Maine Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (MEWARN), Maine Rural Water Association, and National Weather Service.

Topics will include:
   - Current Weather Conditions and Flooding Potentials
   -  Building Flood Resiliency with Emergency Planning and Mitigation
   - Obtaining Emergency Resources through MEWARN
   - Roundtable Discussion on Resource Needs and Availability

Date:
March 27, 2019

Location:
Caribou Utilities District    -  New Location
Water Utility Garage
176 Limestone Street
Caribou, ME 04736

Registration: 8:30am - 8:45am

Class Time: 8:45am - 12:30pm
(includes one 15-minute break)

Class Fee: FREE
(This class is funded through the US EPA 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: 3.5 TCH's for Water Operators (020-2019-MRW)
Maine DEP: 3.5 TCH's for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-547-WW-3.5)

Instructors:
Tom Bahun, Maine Rural Water Association
Sean Bernard, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Donald Dumont, Nathional Weather Service - Caribou
Bill Sheenhan, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

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Class III & IV Treatment Certification Exam Preparatory Course (A Four-Day Course)

Class Description:
The 4-Day course focuses on principles and practices of collecting, testing, treatment, storing, and distributing safe drinking water for a Class III & IV Treatment Operator. This course builds upon the concepts from the Class I & II Treatment 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 Treatment, 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 Class I Treatment and Class II Treatment courses is highly recommended. 

Dates:
April 2, 4, 9, and 11, 2019

Location:
Standish Municipal Office - Watchic Room
175 Northeast Road
Standish, ME 04084

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 the US EPA 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 TCH's for Water Operators (302-1924-MRW)
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCH's for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-545-WW-10)

Instructor: Katherine Martel, P.E., Maine Rural Water Association
Kathy Martel is a registered professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the drinking water industry. She does sanitary surveys of public water system and has worked with many utilities on projects. She provides technical support to US EPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for US 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 III & IV Distribution Certification Exam Preparatory Course (A Four-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 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: 
April 16, 18, 23, and 25, 2019

Location:
Standish Municipal Office - Watchic Room
175 Northeast Road
Standish, ME 04084

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 the US EPA 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 TCH's for Water Operators (301-1925-MRW)
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCH's for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-544-WW-10)

Instructor: Katherine Martel, P.E., Maine Rural Water Association
Kathy Martel 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 US EPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for US 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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Opening for the Season


Class Description:
As an owner and/or operator of a seasonal campground, boys & girls camp, sporting camp, seasonal or year-round hotel and restaurant, you have numerous responsibilities to ensure the safety of your customers. Providing safe drinking water is one of those responsibilities and is certainly an essential part of your business. During this training, we will review ways to ensure that your water stays clean and how to maintain compliance with Maine's Safe Drinking Water Rules. 

Dates and Locations:
April 17, 2019 (#91935)
Chewonki Foundation
485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, ME 04578

April 23, 2019 (#91936)
Sebago Lake State  Park
11 Park Access Road, Casco, ME 04015

April 25, 2019 (#91937)
Fort Knox State Park - Maintenance Facility
711 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, ME 04981
across from the Fort

April 26, 2019 (#91938)
Acadia National Park Headquarters
20 McFarland Hill Trail, Bar Harbor, ME 40609
off of Eagle Lake Road

Registration: 8:45 am - 9:00 am

Class Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
(includes two 15-minute breaks)

Admin Fee: $15 per attendee
(This class is funded through the US EPA 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: 3.0 TCHs for Water Operators (100-0305-MRW)
(excludes registration and breaks)

Instructor: Carlton Gardner, Maine Rural Water Association
After ten years, Carlton Gardner recently retired from the Maine Drinking Water Program, where he served as Team Leader for the Compliance Section. Prior to that, Carlton worked at Maine Rural Water Association for fifteen years as the Training Specialist, five years at the Maine Drinking water program, two years at the Office of Dental Health, and five years at the Lewiston Water Department. 

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NOTE: Registration preference will be given to small seasonal water systems



Intermediate/Advanced Math for Class III & IV Operators (A Two-Day Course)

Class Description:
Join us for a 2-Day math course designed to help water and wastewater professionals improve their intermediate and advanced math skills. Are you preparing for a water or wastewater certification exam? If so, this course is for you! We will begin the course with a basic review of the mathematical concepts to rearrange equations, make conversions and accurately solve word problems. In addition, we will review the use of ABC Formula/Conversion Tables for calculating area, volume, detention time, removal efficiencies, flow, chemical feed rates, motor/pump/wire to water efficiencies and more. Most of this course will be devoted to solving math problems at the Water Operator Class II-IV and Wastewater Operator Grade III-V certification levels. 

Dates:
May 7 & 9, 2019

Location:
Standish Municipal Office - Watchic Room
175 Northeast Road
Standish, ME 04084

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: $190 per attendee
(This class is funded through the US EPA 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 TCH's for Water Operators (303-1926-MRW)
Maine DEP: 10.0 TCH's for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-546-WW-10)

Instructor: Katherine Martel, P.E., Maine Rural Water Association
Kathy Martel 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 US EPA on evaluating existing drinking water regulations and identifying needs for new regulations. She has written many guidance manuals and research reports for US 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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US Environmental Protection Agency WEBINAR

Exercising Procedures for Responding to Contamination Incidents
This webinar will focus on the development of training and exercises to plan and prepare for responding to a distribution system contamination incident. The webinar will include utility experiences, designing, and conducting exercises. 

Date: March 26, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Presentors:
Tom Bahun, Maine Rural Water Association
Stacey Blask, Jacobs
Gary Burlingame, Philadelphia Water Department
Bill Platten, US EPA, Water Security Division

Attendees can request documentation for continuing education credits when registering for this webinar. Documentation will be provided after completing of the webinar. Continuing education credit acceptance is contingent on state requirements - US EPA cannot guarantee acceptance. 

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Lead Management in Home and Buildings - Free Webinar from USEPA
Topics include:
   - Destabilizing of Lead Pipe Scales in a Long-Term Vacant Home in Cincinnati
   - Lead Scale Observations from the Field: Actual vs. Predicted
   - Consumer Tools for Identifying Point of Use Filters Certified to Reduce Lead

Date: March 26, 2019 

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Attendees can request documentation for continuing education credits when registering for this webinar. Documentation will be provided after completing of the webinar. Continuing education credit acceptance is contingent on state requirements - US EPA cannot guarantee acceptance. 

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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.


PFOS & PFAS Class
May, 2019 - Multiple Locations (TBD)
Registration opening soon!
 
Basic Computer & Technology Skills
May 8, 2019 - (TBD)
May 15, 2019 - (TBD)
May 22, 2019 - (TBD)
May 29, 2019 - (TBD)
Registrations opening soon!

Lead and Copper Class
June 2019 - Multiple Locations (TBD)
Registrations opening soon!

39th Annual Technical Conference & Trade Show
December 10 - 12, 2019 - Bangor, ME
Save the Date!


 
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.