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

In addition, the district is conducting a Granular Media Filtration Workshop, also at the Bloomington Public Works building, on April 6.

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 breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday vendor show 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
  • Blaine Water SituationGeorge Linngren, Utilities Superintendent, City of Blaine


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
  • Water Loss – Tyler Simpson


Succession Planning Session
  • Leadership for Succession Planning – Rick Wahlen, City of Eden Prairie
  • Values for Succession – Stephanie Dustrud
  • Cross-Connection Basics – Gary McLaren, HydroCorp

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Gimmicks and Gadgets
  • Exhibitor and Product Fair with Mini-sessions
  • TopOps
  • Gimmicks & Gadgets
  • Certification Exams at 12:30

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Updated Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:41AM