Metro District Water Operator School - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Metro District Water Operator School

Conducted by the:

April 3 to April 5, 2018 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota  55430

  • 16 credit hours for attendance

Registration Details for Metro School

Questions or assistance with online registration and payment, contact:

Jeanette Boothe: or 651-201-4697.

Certification Exam

Applications for the certification exam must be received by the Minnesota Department of Health at least 15 days before the exam. Download the exam application below: Or contact:

Noel Hansen: or 651-201-4690


Jeanette Boothe: or 651-201-4697
Stew Thornley: or 651-201-4655

Tentative Agenda for 2018 Training

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. on April 3

  • Wednesday breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Thursday vendor show begins at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Morning Session
  • WelcomeDave Brown, Chair, Minnesota Section, American Water Works Association
  • IntroductionsBrent Massmann, City of Eagan
  • Security ForensicsMark Lanterman, Computer Forensic Services
  • What Happens When . . . – Sgt. Tom Subject, Minneapolis Bomb Squad

Afternoon Session
System Business Solutions Session

  • GIS in the FieldCity of Apple Valley
  • GPS Locating of Assets Travis Schlangen and Jeff Aldinger, City of Bloomington
  • Communicating with the PublicStew Thornley, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)


System Control Session

  • Tanks: Coatings, Preparations, Failures, and RepairsShawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering
  • Fridley Biological Filtration
  • Brooklyn Center Treatment Plant

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Morning Session
  • Breakfast with storyteller Al Batt

Class C & D Study Class (morning and afternoon) - Jeff Dale and Kyle Kedrowski, Minnesota Rural Water Association

Class A & B Study Hall (morning and afternoon)
Note: These study sessions are designed to help operators who have already studied for the exams; they are not a substitute for self-study. People taking the test should study in advance and bring their study materials with them to the Study Hall.


Off-site Tours:
  • Waterous
  • St. Paul Tunnels
  • Brooklyn Center Water Treatment Plant
  • Summit Brewing (no beer will be served)

Afternoon Session
Distribution Session

  • Cathodic ProtectionMarty Iozzo, General Corrosion Control
  • Operation: Don't Die Reed Leidle, Safety Signs
  • Main Breaks –Valley Rich


Conservation/Public Awareness Session

  • Conservation Rick Wahlen, City of Eden Prairie
  • Irrigation
  • Oakdale Water Main Break CommunicationsShawn Nelson, City of Oakdale

Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Exhibitor and Product Fair with Mini-sessions
  • Hydrant Hysteria Demonstration
  • Gimmicks & Gadgets
  • Certification Exams at 8:30

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Updated Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 01:47PM