Training & Events

Apr 9, 2020

Introduction to Becoming a Public Water System Operator

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Stockbridge Town Hall (Community Room)
50 Main St., Stockbridge, MA


This 17.5-hour course is designed to introduce individuals to the field of operating a public water system.   It will assist individuals with little or no previous drinking water experience in preparing for the Grade 1 Treatment and Distribution Water Operator Examinations, as well as the Very Small System (VSS) Water Operator Examination.  The course is taught over a 5-week period with each class meeting once per week for 3 ½ hours each week.  Topics covered include:  responsibilities of public water systems and public water system operators; basic math & chemistry; overview of state and federal drinking water regulations; basic water treatment processes; water sampling requirements and techniques; overview of distribution system components (e.g. pipes, valves, pumps, tanks and water meters); cross connection control and water operator safety.

Attendees completing this 5-week course will be awarded 12.0 TCHs (Training Contact Hours).

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