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Jan 10,2018 - Mar 14,2018    Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This Course has filled but we are accepting names for a waiting list.

Please contact NH Water Works Association at (603) 415-3959 or email info@nhwwa.org for more information.


2018 NHWWA Drinking Water System Operator Basics Course

An Introductory Course for New Drinking Water System Operators

WHEN: Held for 10 consecutive Wednesday mornings starting January 10, 2018 and ending March 14, 2018. Classes are held from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, a make-up session will be held on the Thursday immediately following the cancelled class. WHERE: Concord Water Treatment Plant, 53 Hutchins Street, Concord, NH. CREDIT: 30 TCH’s will be awarded to those who complete the entire course. COST: $500 for NHWWA members | $550 for non-members. Registration fee includes the textbook, worksheets, handouts. A calculator is needed for the math classes. Registrations must be received by Friday, January 5, 2018. Registrations received after Friday, January 5, 2018 will be subject to a $25 late fee. Cancellations must be received by Friday, January 5, 2018 for a refund. Registration fees are non-refundable after Friday, January 5, 2018 but can be applied to a future event or training. No refunds or credits will be issued for no shows. SPACE IS LIMITED! The course is limited to the first 25 registered and paid. COURSE OUTLINE This course is designed to help attendees prepare for the Grade 1 Treatment and Distribution Certification Examinations. Mathematics and general biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, engineering and other basic science concepts are integrated with the fundamentals of operating and managing a public water system. The course outline is a summary of the main concepts that will be covered in each class. The topics and schedule are subject to change. Additional reading will be assigned for each class. There will be a weekly quiz in class followed by a review of the answers. Each class will also include a recap of important water works vocabulary. CONCEPTS TO BE COVERED Course Introduction Course introduction USEPA Regulations Water sources and treatment options Math Principles Course introduction Powers and Scientific Notation Dimensional Analysis Rounding and Estimating Solving for the Unknown Values Ratio and Proportions Averages Percentages Linear, Area and Volume Measurement Conversions Per Capita Water Use Average Daily Flow Basic Pipeline Disinfection Calculations Basic Storage Facility Disinfection Calculations Calculating Heads Instantaneous Flow Rate Calculations Temperature Conversions Pump Efficiency Calculations Pounds Formula Treatment Topics Groundwater Quality and Wells Surface Water Source Treatment Basic Microbiology and Chemistry Treatment Plant Pretreatment Coagulation and Flocculation Sedimentation and Clarifiers Filtration Fundamentals Disinfection Chlorination Principles Iron and Manganese Treatment Fluoridation Water Quality Testing Corrosion Control Lime Softening Basics Introduction to Specialized Treatment Processes Electricity Concepts and Electrical Systems Distribution Topics Water Use and System Pump Design Pumps Pumps and Pumping Stations Pipes Valves Water Storage Water Services Meters Water Main Installation and Rehabilitation Backfilling, Main Testing and Installation Safety Backflow Prevention and Cross–Connection Control Fire Hydrants Hydraulics Motors and Engines Electrical and Instrumentation–and–Control Systems Safety, Administrative, Testing & Sampling System Operations Water Quality Testing Treatment Plant Safety Administration, Recordkeeping and Reporting Procedures Site Visits The course will also include site visits to a: Surface water treatment plant Groundwater treatment facility Pumping station Water testing laboratory Review Sessions & Practice Exams An additional math review session will be held on January 24. The course will conclude with a review session and practice exam. QUESTIONS? Please contact NHWWA at (603) 415-3959 | info@nhwwa.org  


Concord Water Treatment Plant
53 Hutchins St.
Concord, 03301

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