Do you need to brush up on your applied math skills? Do you understand the basic sciences associated with water treatment operations? Nearly everyone who works at a waterworks facility is facing these challenges. 

To address this training need, Virginia Tech in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) developed a short course that covers the math and science of real-world, water treatment applications. It is an intensive course that builds from introductory, basic skills to the application of many important principles. Topics include the calculation of chemical feed rates, interpreting pump curves, interpreting water quality data, selecting the best coagulant dosage, calculating filter rates, interpreting water treatment regulations, and much more. 

The course materials include a manual expressly designed for the short course and a student workbook that provides examples used for in-class exercises and homework assignments. Near the end of the week, participants will work in small groups on a comprehensive example that ties all the course lessons together, and individually work at computers to solve water treatment problems.

Course instructors have been carefully selected based on their experience in the water treatment field, presentation skills, and experience in teaching operator training courses. The instructors come from Virginia Tech, the VDH, and municipalities. 

Location Information

The Hyatt Place Blacksburg
650 Univeristy City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Lodging will be offered for participants at they Hyatt Place Blacksburg, located at 650 University City Blvd., Blacksburg, VA 24060. If you register for a single occupancy hotel room, a reservation will be made in your name. Lodging reservations will be made for June 2-7, 2024.


June 3-6, 2024 - 8AM-5:30PM
June 7, 2024 - 8:30AM-12:00PM
Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Applied Math and Basic Science for Waterworks Operators
M, T, W, Th
8:00AM to 5:30PM
Jun 03, 2024 to Jun 06, 2024
8:30AM to 12:00PM
Jun 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
Fees starting at $100.00
Section Notes

For the most up-to-date information related to this program, please visit: www.cpe.vt.edu/waww

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.

Anyone requesting special requirements for this program should contact cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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