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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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