Southwest District Water Operators School

Conducted by the Minnesota Section American Water Works Association and the Minnesota Department of Health

Conducted by the:

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Redwood Area Community Center, Redwood Falls

Participants will receive 6 credit hours.

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


Eric Roos: or 507-372-8680

The Southwest District will also hold a one-day school Wednesday, August 31 in Mankato.

Agenda for April 14, 2016

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 8:00

Water for PeopleMike Fries

Sandes Raw Watermain ProjectJeff Larson, Marshall Municipal Utilities

GAC Design and Maintenance.

Drones and Tower InspectionsShawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Update – David Rindal and Bonnie Shafer, MDH

Lunch with AWWA Business Meeting, Hydrant Hysteria, Hydrant Hysteria Demonstration

Well Maintenance and Cleaning Methods – Dave Traut, Traut Wells

Leak Monitoring/Leak Detection – Paul Eisenmenger and Andy Johnson, City of Mankato

Hydrant Maintenance – Doug Kilanowski, Mueller Company

Shoring Options – Bill McClafin, United Rentals Trench Safety

Closing, Door Prizes, Water for People Raffle

Water Operator Exam will be held at 1:00

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Updated Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 05:36PM