Northeast District Water Operators School

Conducted by the:

May 11-13, 2016 (Wednesday-Friday)
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors

Superior Shores is holding a block of rooms, ranging from $69 (nice) to $129, until April 11. Call 218-834-5671 and mention AWWA to reserve a guest room.

  • 16 credit hours for attendance
  • Featured speaker:
    Reflections: Steve Kleist

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 2016 Training

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on May 11
  • Wednesday sessions begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday sessions/tour begin at 8:00 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 11, 2016

Morning Session

  • Welcome from Two Harbors Mayor
  • Water for People – Corey Lubovich, City of Hibbing
  • Water in Afrlica – Ike Bradlich, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • 20 Questions – Mark Proulx, City of Duluth
  • Closing the Gap (Security) – Jon Groethe, MDH
Afternoon Session
  • Steve Kleist of the Dinosaur Club
  • Towers and Drones – Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Morning Session

  • Tour of Duluth Lakewood Treatment Plant and Pumphouse
Afternoon Session
  • Vendor Show with competitions: Hydrant Hysteria and TopOps
  • Operator Interface

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Northeast District Business Meeting – Election of Vice Chair
  • Under the Water Table – Stew Thornley, MDH
  • Flint, Michigan, Water SituationRick Wahlen, City of Eden Prairie, and Anna Schliep, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Department of Health UpdateDavid Rindal, Anna Schliep, Bonnie Shafer, Lih-in Rezania, MDH
  • Wellhead Protection, Part I: ModelingErik Tomlinson, Source Water Solutions
  • Water for People Drawing


  • Certification Exams

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Updated Monday, April 04, 2016 at 06:43AM