Northeast District Water Operators School: Environmental Health - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Northeast District Water Operators School

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Superior Shores is holding a block of rooms, ranging from $59 for a lodge room, $89 for a king lodge room, and $129 for a suite, until April 10. Call 218-834-5671 and mention AWWA to reserve a guest room. (Superior Shores normally charges a one-night deposit when the reservation is made. However, the resort has agreed to waive the deposit for this event. It will take your credit-card information to hold the room but will not put any charges on it until your stay.)

  • 16 credit hours for attendance

Registration Details

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 one of these MDH Drinking Water Protection staff:

Noel Hansen: or 651-201-4690
Mark Sloan: or 651-201-4652


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

Agenda for 2017 Training

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on May 10
  • Wednesday sessions begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday sessions/tour begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday sessions begin at 7:45 a.m.

Note: In place of the other sessions, an all-day exam prep will be held on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Morning Session

Welcome from Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson

Water for People – Corey Lubovich, City of Hibbing

Dealing with the Public – Stew Thornley, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

MDH Update – Stew Thornley, David Rindal, Bonnie Shafer, Simon “Moose” McCormack

20 Questions – Mark Proulx, City of Duluth

Afternoon Session

Corrosion ControlCorrosion Joe Gerard, City of Duluth

Filters and Media LayersJohn Berrigan, TKDA

Towers – Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Morning Session

  • Tour of Castle Danger Brewery and Two Harbors Water and Wastewater Plants
Afternoon Session
  • Vendor Show with competitions: TopOps, Taste Test
  • Operator Interface (hosted by Kevin Huson of Quality Flow Systems)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Northeast District Business Meeting – Election of Vice Chair

Lead and Copper Rule Long-term Revisions and Corrosion Control Treatment – Anna Schliep and Lih-in Rezania, Minnesota Department of Health

Legislative Update

Arc FlashNick Capra, Dy-Max Engineering

Water for People Drawing


  • Certification Exams

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Updated Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:21AM