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Description

This course is primarily designed for waterworks operators, distribution system workers and inspectors, water utility field technicians, and others interested in a career in the drinking water industry. The short course will consist of classroom lectures, demonstrations and various hands-on exercises over a 4.5 day period. Included among the course topics and activities are safety (proper lifting, preventing falls/trips, excavation, confined space and much more), O&M of fire hydrants, tanks, meters and other components of a distribution system, pipe repair, flushing programs and procedures, leak detection procedures, proper sampling procedures (e.g., for disinfection by-products, TCR, plate counts) and relating results to the O&M of the distribution system. Also included are water quality control using methods such as flushing, modifications to tank operation, and re-chlorination. Hands-on exercises will be conducted in small groups.

 

Registration:

The registration fee includes course materials, instruction, daily continental breakfast and lunches, and dinner on Monday night. If you register under the single-occupancy option, a lodging reservation will be made in your name at the primary course hotel for the nights of May 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 with check out on May 10.

For more information please visit our website http://www.cpe.vt.edu/omds/registration.html

 

Outline

Participants will receive 3.7 CEUs (or 37 CPEs) for completing the entire course. Included among the course topics and activities are:

  • Many aspects of safe practices - personal protective equipment (PPE), proper lifting, preventing falls/trips, excavation, confined space and much more
  • O&M of fire hydrants, tanks, meters and other components of a distribution system
  • Pipe repair
  • Flushing programs and procedures
  • Leak detection procedures
  • Proper sampling procedures (e.g., for disinfection by-products, TCR, plate counts) and relating results to the O&M of the distribution system
  • Water quality control, using methods such as flushing, modifications to tank operation, and re-chlorination
  • Use of equipment, including that used for trenching, trailering, and excavation
  • Tour of pumping station and storage tank
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Section Title
Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Systems
Type
Discussion
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
May 04, 2020 to May 08, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
37.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Fee(s)
567464 Commuter Registration non-credit $100.00
567464 Lodger Registration non-credit $150.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Location: 
City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities
3500 Dam Neck Road, 
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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