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Online Continuing Education for Water and Wastewater Operators
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Wastewater Collection

Course Author: Texas Rural Water Association

While some courses discuss the activities of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), this course covers the wastewater collection system -- everything between the customers' output lines and the WWTP. Topics include a review of such a system, including its design, construction and components. Also discussed are the necessary monitoring procedures, operation and maintenance of the system. Finally, there is a discussion of the system's management, including the resources available to better enable this work. Safety issues, each specific to the topic at hand, are spread throughout the course.

Course Modules:
1. The Wastewater Collection System and Operator
2. Collection System Design
3. Collection System Construction
4. Lift or Wastewater Pumping Stations
5. Wastewater Collection Operation and Maintenance
6. Industrial Wastewater Monitoring
7. Management of Wastewater Collection Systems
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Chemical Feed Systems and Pump Calibrations

Course Author: Rich Giani

Any utility that adds a chemical to its water or wastewater stream must do so using a pump. Adding the proper dosage to the treatment process is extremely important; too much or too little can have major consequences. In addition, when the source water chemistry of flow changes, operators will need to change chemical feed flow rates quickly and accurately. This course will focus on the basics of how to calibrate dry feed chemical hoppers and liquid chemical feed pumps. Participants will also receive free excel spreadsheets that will create actual calibration curves and prediction software that will allow the
user to maintain chemical dosages in order to keep the plant running while calibrating a liquid chemical feed pump.

Course Modules:
1. Chemical Feed System Designs
2. Gas Feed Calibrations
3. Dry Or Powder Feed Pump Calibrations
4. Liquid Feed Calibrations
5. Liquid Pump Calibrations 2 - Diaphragm Pumps
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Water Transmission and Distribution

Course Author: FRWA

This course is intended to provide the water treatment plant operator with the basic knowledge needed to better understand the operation of a water distribution system. It addresses for pipes used, pipe installation, maintenance and repair, fire hydrants, water considerations storage issues, service lines, water meters, and basic hydraulics.

Course Modules:
1. Introduction
2. Problem Considerations for Pipes Used
3. Pipe Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Requirements
4. Valves & Fire Hydrants in Water Distribution Systems
5. Water Storage, Tank Maintenance, & Repairing Mains
6. Service Lines, Water Meters, and Basic Hydraulics
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Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization

Course Author: Rich Giani

Because of new or upcoming regulations, utilities have been changing treatment or adding new chemicals in an effort to meet these requirements. After treatment changes, unintended consequences have occurred where systems that normally do not have corrosion issues are experiencing lead and copper exceedances. This course will focus on the basics of corrosion control treatment optimization and provide the latest information on how to assess your system and avoid these unintended exceedances. It is full of useful images, charts and tables.

Course Modules:
1. Lead and Copper Rule - Overview
2. Primary Water Quality Parameters
3. Secondary Water Quality Parameters - Part 1
4. Secondary Water Quality Parameters - Part 2
5. Passivation - pH/Alkalinity
6. Passivation - Alkalinity, ORP and Anions
7. Passivation - Phosphate
8. Corrosion Control Operations
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Membrane Treatment of Wastewater

Course Author: Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association

Membrane filtration is not a new concept; however, it is a relatively new process within the wastewater industry and one that is increasingly used. As more plants install membrane systems, a basic familiarity with this treatment process will benefit operators. If your plant has or is considering a membrane system, this course will help you understand the available types of membrane systems and which system may work best for your operation.

Course Modules:
1. Introduction to Membrane Filtration
2. Membranes in Wastewater Treatment
3. Membrane Hydraulics
4. Membrane Fouling, Fouling Prevention and Cleaning
5. Main Operation Cycles of a Membrane System
6. Troubleshooting
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Maintaining Water Quality in Distribution Systems

Course Author: Rich Giani

Distribution systems are a vital part of every drinking water utilities infrastructure. They are the mechanisms for delivering safe, potable water to our customers. Distribution systems also provide fire protection to our buildings, water for landscape and cool air for our buildings in the summer. Basically, without distribution systems there would be no community. This course will focus on components of a distribution system, how to monitor and maintain high water quality, how to trouble shoot complaints, identify sources of poor water quality and provide education to customers related to improving water quality in their homes.

Course Modules:
1. Distribution System Components
2. Distribution Pipe Integrity
3. Reservoirs and Storage Tanks
4. Distribution Design and Operations
5. Routine Distribution Maintenance
6. Assessing Distribution Water Quality 1 - Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts
7. Assessing Distribution Water Quality 2 - Internal Corrosion and Metal Precipitation Primary Param
8. Assessing Distribution Water Quality 3 - Internal Corrosion and Metal Precipitation Secondary Par
9. Water Quality in Commercial Buildings
10. Troubleshooting Water Quality Complaints
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Clerks Training: The Basics

Course Author: Missouri Rural Water Association

This course provides the Office Professional, who is in charge of the business office of a water and/or wastewater system, with guidance, instructions and helpful hints for various critical aspects of the job. Topics include setting up and maintaining the office, working with the board or council, communications, internal controls and financing, recordkeeping, security issues, and legal/personnel issues. There is also a basic overview of the operations of water and wastewater systems, which will help the Office Professional better understand how such operations relate to the office.

Course Modules:
1. Introduction
2. Office Management
3. You and Your Board (or Council)
4. Communication Skills
5. Internal Controls and Financing
6. Recordkeeping and Retention Requirements
7. Safety and Security
8. Legal and Personnel Issues
9. Water System Basics
10. Wastewater System Basics
11. A Final Word: Customers, Community, and You
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Math Review

Course Author: Kentucky Rural Water Associate

This course covers the math problems most frequently encountered in the water and wastewater industries. It is especially designed for the student who is uncomfortable with math. If just the thought of working on math problems makes you nervous, and you begin making excuses about how long it has been since you’ve been in school, take heart. The fear problem can be overcome: this course contains all the tools you need to become successful.

Course Modules:
1. Math Intro
2. Useful Water System Conversions
3. Area, Volume, and Perimeter Calculations
4. Dosage, Dilutions, and Concentration Calculations
5. Velocity, Flow, and Detention Calculations
6. Weir, Filter, and Well Calculations
7. Horsepower and Efficiency Calculations
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Applied Confined Space Safety

Course Author: TRWA

This course introduces to water and wastewater operators the method used in determining a confined space and it explains proper steps to take in protecting operators who have to work in such conditions. Covered will be the hazards encountered in confined spaces that are capable of causing bodily injury, illness and even death.

Upon completion of this course, students will understand: the definition of a confined space, the difference between a confined space and a permit-required confined space, categories of confined space, importance and order of atmospheric testing, ventilation requirements, duties of each member of the confined space entry team, and required safety equipment for confined space.

Course Modules:

1. What Is Confined Space?
2. Definitions
3. Regulations
4. Hazards
5. Example Permits
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Disinfection By-products

Course Author: FRWA

Chlorinated water, especially groundwater, can react with naturally occurring organic material, creating disinfection by-products. These by-products bring about a range of issues, from aesthetic concerns to significant health risks. This course will explain how such by-products are created and will explore operational strategies and treatment systems for their reduction.

Course Modules:
1. Understanding Disinfection By-products
2. Disinfection By-products Regulations
3. Operational Strategies for DBP Reduction - Part 1: Intro, Unidirectional Flushing, and Tank Mixing
4. Operational Strategies for DBP Reduction - Part 2: Compliance Options for Consecutive Systems
5. Treatment Systems for DBP Reduction - Part 1: Quick Overview
6. Treatment Systems for DBP Reduction - Part 2: Treatment Options 1-7
7. Treatment Systems for DBP Reduction - Part 3A: Treatment Option 8 (Chloramines)
8. Treatment Systems for DBP Reduction - Part 3B: Treatment Option 8 (Production and Monitoring of Chloramines)
9. Treatment Systems for DBP Reduction - Part 4: Chloramination, Other Alternatives, and POU/POE
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