Category Archives: Training
Principles & Practices of Wastewater Treatment (Grades I & II)
Anyone preparing for a state WWTP operator certification exam will benefit from this structured overview of the wastewater field. The 40 hour course is based
on the well-known CSU Sacramento home-study course manuals for WWTP operations. While this course is intended for those seeking Grade 1 licensure, it
is also open to those looking to take the II exam.
The instructor will cover a wide range of topics including wastewater laws and regulations, preliminary treatment,
sedimentation and flotation, secondary treatment processes, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, waste treatment ponds, and disinfection.
Note: Passing this course can be equivalent to passing the Grade 1 exam given Rhode Island Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. While this course can also assist in the preparation of other exams offered by the Board, a passing grade in this course can only be applied toward a Grade 1 application. Because the Board only offers licensure to approved applicants, passing this course is not necessarily a guarantee of securing the Rhode Island Grade 1 license.
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“Corrosion: Causes and Controls”
Date: 2/10/16 from 1-3pm
Details: Corrosion plagues every wastewater plant facility, equipment, lift station, and pipeline. While corrosion is basically unavoidable, the long term costs and headaches associated with it can be controlled and minimized. This webcast will provide information on the sources or corrosion and mechanisms by which it starts and spreads. Chemical effective at reducing odors compounds (particularly hydrogen sulfide) in the atmosphere at plants will be discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be presented. More aggressive corrosion control through coatings, linings, and timely maintenance or rehabilitation will be the final presentation. Click here for more information.
Join NEWEA for a one-day Nutrient Removal Specialty Conference on Wednesday, November 18 to learn how other small to mid-sized communities are dealing with regulatory challenges and finding innovative solutions for nutrient removal. An afternoon tour to the Sturbridge Water Pollution Control Facility will also be offered. View Full Program
Join us for a webinar on July 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT.
Register online now!
Source Molecular would like to extend an invitation to all of you to participate in our *20-MINUTE* Microbial Source Tracking Webinar Presentation. Our laboratory provides testing that can help to identify the sources of fecal contamination in water bodies.
The agenda of the presentation is as follows:
* Microbial Source Tracking (What is it and why is it useful?)
* Effective tiered approach to detecting fecal sources
* Using the newest U.S. EPA Patented/Developed Methods for MST
* Supporting TMDL, Stormwater Management, CSO, MS4 Permits, and Beach Monitoring
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
The event will consist of a seminar with presentations and a tabletop exercise (TTX). The seminar presentations will cover topics related to RIWARN, as well as water and wastewater preparedness and response. The TTX will be based on a hypothetical incident designed to bring together water, wastewater, county and state agencies, and public safety to discuss roles and responsibilities. This seminar and TTX are open to member utilities and non-member utilities, as well as response partners that are interested in learning more about RIWARN.
If you are interested in attending this FREE event, please register online. Seating is limited to 50 people.
July 21st – Sept 1st, 2015
Anyone preparing for a state WWTP operator certification exam will benefit from this structured overview of the wastewater field. The 40-hour course is based on the well-known CSU Sacramento home-study course manuals for WWTP operations. The instructor will cover a wide range of topics including wastewater laws and regulations, preliminary treatment, sedimentation and flotation, secondary treatment processes, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, waste treatment ponds, and disinfection.
The course is sponsored by the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Individuals working as wastewater operators in RI may be able to get a Grade 1 license in accordance with state law with the successful completion of this course and appropriate application to the Board of Certification.
If you are interested in attending this class, please print out the registration form and send in with check, purchase order, or credit card.
You can also register online with a credit card.
Friday, May 29, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Warwick Sewer Authority
Instructor: John Esler P.E.
Cost: $10 for NWPCA members, $30 for non-members (includes 1 year NWPCA membership)
Credits: 3 TCHs
This workshop will discuss the effects of various unit processes on clarifier performance, various means of distributing flow to clarifiers, benefits of techniques to evaluate performance, the effect of clarifier configuration and clarifier depth, various methods for improving clarifier functioning, and physical modifications for clarifiers that are available.
To sign up or for more information contact:
Nora Lough, NWPCA Training Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-461-8848 (ext. 450)
Full details: Clarifier Workshop
DEM is sponsoring a free, in-person NetDMR training session on April 17, 2015 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM for permittees in Room 300 at the DEM’s Providence Offices (located in the Foundry, 235 Promenade St, Providence, RI). This class will be geared primarily towards those individuals designated by the permittee as the “signatory authority”, the permit administrator, or those entering or editing DMRs. Training is strongly suggested before a facility begins using NetDMR.
If you are interested in attending the NetDMR training session, please send an email to Aaron Melo email@example.com with your contact information (i.e., name, address, facility name, facility RIPDES number, facility address, and telephone number).
Please read the “NetDMR Subscriber Agreement” and associated instructions that must be completed by each facility prior to creating a NetDMR account once the in-house training is completed. Please review this agreement and the instructions link provided below and, if your facility intends to attend the training being offered by the DEM, notify the DEM of your desire to attend the training as instructed above by April 1, 2015.
If you have any questions regarding the above information or other NetDMR related content, please contact Aaron Mello at 401-222-4700, extension 7405, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
What Everyone at a WWTF Needs to Know About Lab & Permits
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Session 1: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Session 2: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Field’s Point WWTF, Providence, RI
Instructor: Nora Lough, Narragansett Bay Commission
Cost: $70 per session or $120 for both sessions
Credits: 3 TCH per session; 6 TCH for full day
Session 1 (morning): Overview of the NPDES permit and Effluent Limitations
This class is designed to introduce wastewater operators, personnel, and laboratory staff an overview on the NPDES permit and environmental importance of effluent limitations. The NPDES permit, 40 CFR 136 and reporting requirements will be addressed.
Session 2 (afternoon): Conventional NPDES Laboratory Parameters
This class is designed for wastewater operators, personnel and laboratory staff that have a basic understanding of the NPDES permit to learn about specific conventional laboratory parameters. An overview of the approved methods, general procedures, and environmental importance of pH and total residual chlorine, BOD5, solids testing, and bacteria will be addressed.
Full details, sign up and contact info: NEIWPCC