Northeast District Water Operators School

Conducted by the:

May 13-15, 2015 (Wednesday-Friday)
Grand Lodge Ely
400 North Pioneer Road
Ely, Minnesota 55731

For guest room reservations, go to Grand Lodge Ely, enter in the dates and click "Click Availability." In the "Group ID" field, enter 151710.

  • 16 credit hours for attendance
  • Opening speaker:
    Dave Brown on water in Malawi

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 2015 Training

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on May 13
  • Wednesday breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Thursday sessions begin at 7:45 a.m.
  • Friday sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.


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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Morning Session

  • Welcome from Ely Mayor Chuck Novak
  • Water for People – Corey Lubovich, City of Hibbing
  • Water in Malawi – Dave Brown, Progressive Consulting Engineers
  • 20 Questions – Mark Proulx, City of Duluth
  • Minnesota Department of Health Update – David Rindal, Bonnie Shafer, and others from the Department of Hea lth
Afternoon Session
  • John Gilbert, hockey author
  • Tower Freeze Ups and Remote Operated Vehicle– Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Morning Session

  • Hand's on training for pump maintenance
Afternoon Session
  • Vendor Show with competitions
  • Operator Interface

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Northeast District Business Meeting – Election of Vice Chair
  • Water for People Drawing
  • Roundtable: Freeze Ups, Ductile Iron vs. HDPE
  • Plant Rehab for Efficiency: Ortonville
  • Watershed Issues – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


  • Certification Exams

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Updated Friday, April 03, 2015 at 12:42PM