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

Northwest District Water Operators School

Conducted by the:

October 25-27, 2016 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Holiday Inn on the Lake
1155 Highway 10 East
Detroit Lake, Minnesota 56501

16 credit hours for attendance

The Holiday Inn will hold a block of guest rooms until September 27 at a special rate ($94.99 plus tax per night for a lakeside room and $89.00 for a room overlooking the wellness area). Mention AWWA when making the reservation.

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:

Noel Hansen: or 651-201-4690


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


  • Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25
  • Tuesday sessions begin at 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday sessions begin at 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Morning Session

  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Update and Conference Recap/Water for People - Tony Belden, Chair, Minnesota AWWA
  • Flint, Michigan - Rick Wahlen, City of Eden Prairie
  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Update - Anna Schliep, David Rindal, and Bonnie Shafer, MDH
  • Detroit Lakes Water Festival - Erin Ryding, Detroit Lakes
Afternoon Session
  • GIS - Midland Services and City of Detroit Lakes
  • Asset Management

An exam prep will be held all day Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Morning Session

  • Operator Breakfast and Business Meeting - Guest Speaker: Ann Dolence, Humor That Stress
  • Water Supply/Aquifer Management Plan - Kris Knutson, Moorhead Public Service
  • Chemical Feed - Minnesota Pump Works

Afternoon Session

  • Vendor Show with Hands-on Sessions and Water Taste Test


Certification Exams

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Morning Session

  • Towers - Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering
  • Automated Meter Reading- Kirk Peterson, HD Supply
  • Phosphates - Dean Sletten, Moore Engineering
  • Utility Safety - Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association

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Updated Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 01:47PM