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

Southeast District Water Operators School

Conducted by the:

March 13-15, 2019 (Wednesday-Friday)
Rochester Event Center
7333 Airport View Drive SW
Rochester, Minnesota  55902

  • 16 credit hours for attendance

Registration Details

A block of guest rooms is being held at the AmericInn, next to the Rochester Event Center (7320 Airport View Drive SW, Rochester 55902). Call 507-536-7000 and mention American Water Works Association to get a special rate.

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 March 13
  • Wednesday sessions 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 Thursday.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Morning Session

  • Breakfast with Guest Speaker Rod Volker
  • Water EquationMatt Rasmussen, City of Minneapolis
  • Retirement PlanningBetsy Dalluge, Minnesota State Retirement System
  • Stormwater Education
  • Understanding Minnesota's Changing Climatology – Kenny Blumenfeld, State Climatology Office

Afternoon Session

  • Vendor Show with competitions: Taste Test and Top Ops
  • Operator Interface

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Morning Session

  • SafetyBob Cooke, Rochester Public Utilities
  • Automatic Flushing, Pressure Monitoring, and Sampling Stations Doug Kilanowski, Mueller Company
  • How to Make Your Water Tower Last More than 100 Years Mike Novitzki, KLM Engineering
  • Minnesota Department of Health Update: Legionella, Lead and Copper, Sampling
Afternoon Session
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation Safety
  • Iron & Manganese Removal Treatment Processes and OptimizationJake Pichelmann, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
  • Hastings Boil Water Advisory Nick Egger, City of Hastings

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Southeast District Business Meeting
  • Asset Management Rochester Public Utilities
  • Water Treatment Hazards Pete Kuzj, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
  • Hand's On Sessions at Core and Main


  • Certification Exams

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Updated Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at 01:46PM