Northeast District Water Operators School

Conducted by the Minnesota Section American Water Works Association and the Minnesota Department of Health

The next Northeast District Water Operators School will be from Wednesday, May 14 to Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N. Pioneer Road, Ely, Minnesota 55731.

Participants will receive 16 credit hours for their attendance.

An agenda and more information will be posted when it is available.

Registration is $135, $145 after April 30.

Call Grand Ely Lodge, 877-767-8142 or 218-365-6565. Mention AWWA School to get the group rate.

Registration Form

Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655, for more information.

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)


Registration begins at 8 a.m. and sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The bus for the tours will load at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and the sessions on Friday begin at 8:00.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Morning Sessions
Welcome from Ely Mayor
Water for People -
Corey Lubovich, City of Hibbing
Water in Malawi - Dave Brown, Progressive Consulting Engineers
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Update - Mackenzie Hales and Lih-in Rezania, MDH

Afternoon Sessions
Monitoring the Waters


Exam Prep (morning and afternoon)

Operator Interface (after hours)

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tours of North American Bear Center and Tower Soudan Mine

Friday, May 16, 2014
Morning Sessions
Northeast District Business Meeting

Water for People Drawing
Water Technology
Filter Optimization -
Naeem Qureshi, Progressive Consulting Engineers
20 Questions


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

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Updated Friday, 28-Feb-2014 18:08:50 CST