Central District Water Operators School

Conducted by the Minnesota Section American Water Works Association in conjunction with the Minnesota Wastewater Operatiors Association and the Minnesota Department of Health

The next Central District School, held in conjunction with the Minnesota Waste Operators Association, will be Wednesday, June 11 to Friday, June 13 at Cragun's Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake near Baxter-Brainerd.

Participants will receive 16 credit hours for their attendance.

Early registration is $70 for those staying at Cragun's and $150 for those not staying at Cragun's. The fee will be $80 for those staying at Cragun's and $160 for those not staying at Cragun's after May 27.

A registration form for lodging and meals at Cragun's will be on this site when it is available.

Cragun's Lodging Reservation form

Online registration is also available through the Minnesota Section of American Water Works Association: MN AWWA Training and Resources.

Applications for the certification exam must be received by the Minnesota Department of Health at least 15 days before the exam. To receive an exam application, contact Noel Hansen at 651-201-4690 or Mark Sloan at 651-201-4652.

Download an exam application (PDF: 101KB/4pages)

The fall school will be Wednesday, October 22 at St. John's University in Collegeville.

Tentative Agenda

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Sessions on Thursday and Friday will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Morning Sessions
Motivational Speaker
Biosolids - Steve Stark, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Pending Lawsuits - Steve Nyhus, MESERV

Afternoon Sessions
Frozen Services
Little Falls Wellhead Protection Implementation -
Geoff Nash and Curtis Wunderlich, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Morning Sessions
Chloramination - Delvin DeBoer, AE2S
Water Reuse - Todd Hubmer, WSB & Associates
Safe Drinking Water Act Anniversary and Video - Stew Thornley, MDH
Water Audits - Kirk Peterson, HD Supply Waterworks
Water in Malawi - Dave Brown, Progressive Consulting Engineers
Water for People

Business meeting during lunch

Afternoon Sessions
20 Questions - Mark Sloan, MDH
Meter Madness, Best in Glass, Hydrant Hoopla
Operator Networking


Exam Prep (morning and afternoon)

Reception and awards banquet in the evening

Friday, June 13, 2014
Morning Sessions
Plant Start-ups - Jason Kosmatka on Fairmont; Tom Roushar on St. Martin Biological Pilot Study, and others
Wellhead Protection - Karen Voz, MDH
MDH and MPCA Updates
Closing Remarks and Drawing


Certification Exams (begin at 9:00 a.m.)

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Updated Monday, 14-Apr-2014 13:26:14 CDT