Northwest District Water Operators School
Conducted by the Minnesota Section American Water Works Association and the Minnesota Department of Health
The next Northwest District Water Operators School will be Tuesday, October 28 to Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Holiday Inn on the Lake in Detroit Lakes.
The certification exam will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29.
Exam applications must be submitted 15 days prior to the test (October 14).
Download an exam application (PDF: 101KB/4pages)
The Northwest District is now planning to hold its three-day school in late October every year and alternate between Detroit Lakes and Bemidji. Schools in even-numbered years will be in Detroit Lakes, and schools in odd-numbered years will be in Bemidji.
Participants will receive 16 credit hours for their attendance.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Exam Prep (all day)
Welcome from Mayor Matt Brenk
Water for People
Water in Nicaragua - Ben Finnegan
Asset Management/Trenchless Water Main Replacement Alternatives - Paul Pasko, SEH, Inc.
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Regulatory Update and Safe Drinking Water Act 40th Anniversary Video
Top of the Tower - Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering
Fargo Membrane Water Treatment Plant Model Walkthrough
Safety Issues - Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Operators Breakfast and Business Meeting - Speaker: Kelly Asche, Rural Demographics
Product Show and TopOps
Hands-on Training at Wastewater Plant, Water Taste Test, Meter Madness
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Park Rapids Water Treatment Plant - Jarrod Christen, Ulteig Engineering, and Scott Burlingame and Brian Hiles, Park Rapids
Freeze-Ups Panel Discussion
Turbidity and Other Issues - Delvin DeBoer, AE2S
Marshall-Polk Rural Water Disinfection Byproducts Issues - Todd Johnson, MDH, and Jason Hillman, Marshall-Polk Rural Water
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