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

Northeast District Water Operators School

Conducted by the:

  • Minnesota Department of Health, and
  • American Water Works Association - Minnesota Section
  • May 9-11, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday)
    Timberlake Lodge
    144 SE 17th Street
    Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

    A block of rooms will be held until April 9 at a rate of $93 plus tax per night. Call 218-326-2600 or 866-800-2200 and mention American Water Works Association to get the special rate.

    Registration Details for Northeast School

Questions or assistance with online registration and payment, contact:


Tentative Agenda for 2018 Training

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on May 9. Sessions begin at 8:30.

  • Buses will leave the Timberlake Lodge at 8 a.m. on Thursday; those driving directly to the tours may arrive at Ironworld in Chisholm at 9 a.m. The bus will be back to Grand Rapids by 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday sessions begin at 7:45 a.m.

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Morning Session

    • Class C and D exam Prep (morning and afternoon) - Jeff Dale, Minnesota Rural Water Association


    • Welcome from City of Grand RapidsMayor Dale Adams
  • Water for People – Stew Thornley, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Corey Lubovich, City of Hibbing
  • A Critical Conversation about Backflow – Gary McLaren, HydroCorp
  • Minnesota Department of Health UpdateDavid Rindal and Bonnie Shafer, MDH
  • Lead and Copper Rule Compliance and Corrosion Control Treatment – Anna Schliep, MDH
  • Afternoon Session

  • Vendor Show and Door Prizes
  • Water Taste Test
  • TopOps
  • Operator Interface

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • All-day tours of Ironworld, lunch, and water tour at Boomtown.
  • Attendees may take the bus from the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, leaving at 8:00 a.m. and returning by 3:30. Others may meet the group at Ironworld in Chisholm at 9:00.
  • Note: Attendance is required (and there will be a sign-in sheet) to receive full contact hours for the school.

  • Friday, May 11, 2018

    • Northeast District Business Meeting
    • TOP of the Tower Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering
    • Funding SourcesMike Larson, SEH, Inc.
    • Pumps and Controls – Kevin Huson, Quality Flow
    • 20 Questions – Mark Proulx, City of Duluth
    • Closing Remarks and Grand Prize Water for People Drawing
    • Certification Exams

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Updated Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 01:11PM