Southwest District Water Operators School
Conducted by the Minnesota Section American Water Works Association and the Minnesota Department of Health
The Southwest District will hold a Utility Operator Training Camp on Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13 at the AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center, 240 Stadium Road, Mankato 56001.
Call the AmericInn for at 507-345-8011 for room reservations. Ask for the AWWA block room rate, which will be available through July 12.
The session on August 12 will be devoted to water supply with August 13 devoted to wastewater.
Registration is $25 for one day ($35 after July 28), $40 for both days ($50 for both days). Six credit hours will be awarded for attendance on either day and 12 for both days.
Water agenda for August 12:
Registration (begins at 7:30)
Greeting from Mary Fralish, Mankato Director of Public Works
Water for People - Dick Wetzel
Drought Considerations - Gary Bennett, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mankato Collector Well 13 Rehabilitation Project - Katie Sterk, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Horizontal Pressurized Ultrafiltration at Mankato Water Treatment Facility - Todd Broad, Pentair
Trench Safety/Competent Person - Chris Trembley, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
Minnesota Department of Health Update - David Rindal, MDH
American Water Works Association Meeting and Recruitment Drive
Hydrant Maintenance - Ron McCabe, Minnesota Pipe
Impacts of Distribution System Water Quality on Corrosion of Household Plumbing - Delvin DeBoer, AE2S
Monitoring of Mt. Simon Aquifer - Rick Moore, Mount Simon Users Group
Well 13 Tour of Mankato Water Treatment Facility Ultrafiltration Tour or Minnesota Vikings Training Camp
Happy Hour at Weggy's on Campus - Sponsored by Minnesota Pipe and General Repair
Certification Exams at 1:00 p.m.
Exam applications must be submitted 15 days prior to the test (July 28).
Download an exam application (PDF: 101KB/4pages)