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

Metro District Water Operator School

Conducted by the:

April 3 to April 5 (Monday to Wednesday)
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota  55430

  • 16 credit hours for attendance

Note: In addition to the three-day school April 3-5, the Metro District will conduct a Professional Operator Development training session on March 24 at the Bloomington Public Works building. The session is also designed as an exam prep for those taking exams for the A and B licenses.

In addition, the district is conducting a Granular Media Filtration Workshop, also at the Bloomington Public Works building, on April 6. This workshop is limited to 25 people.

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

Agenda for 2017 Training

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

  • Tuesday sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Thursday session begins at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Morning Session
  • Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule – Todd Johnson, Minnesota Department of Health
  • The Leadership Connection – Erik Therwanger, Think Great
  • New Brighton Water – Barr Engineering and Scott Boller, City of New Brighton
Afternoon Sessions
System Business Solutions Session
  • Security ForensicsMark Lanterman, Computer Forensic Services
  • SCADA Systems ExplainedAnthony Pittman, AE2S


Treatment Session
  • Disinfection – George Kraynick, City of Minneapolis

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Morning Sessions
  • Breakfast with Featured Speaker Jamie Verbrugge, Voice of the Gophers and Bloomington City Manager
  • Exam Prep (morning and afternoon) - Jeff Dale and Kyle Kedrowski, Minnesota Rural Water Association


Off-site Tours:
  • Waterous
  • St. Paul Tunnels
  • Minneapolis Water Treatment Plant
Afternoon Sessions
Distribution Session
  • How Water Main Corrosion Occurs, How Energy Utilities Corrode Water Mains, and What We Can Do About It – Ryan Swor, Lake Superior Consulting
  • Gimmicks & Gadgets


Succession Planning Session

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Gimmicks and Gadgets Michael Monroe Kiefer
  • Exhibitor and Product Fair with Mini-sessions
  • TopOps
    Hydrant Hysteria
  • Gimmicks & Gadgets
  • Certification Exams at 12:30

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Updated Monday, January 09, 2017 at 12:45PM