Filter by Category
Microbiology for Water Operations: Bacteria, Viruses & Parasites - OH MY!
with Catherine DiPietro
To register: 737-4092 or www.mainerwa.org
Cost: $55 for MRWA members $70 for non-members
Want to learn about water microorganisms and related waterborne diseases in drinking water systems as well as the associated health problems? Are you getting questions about Ebola virus? Join us for a review of these "bad water guys" and how they get into our drinking water systems, survive and sometimes even thrive. In addition, we will detail the monitoring, sampling, testing and accepted water treatment practices for waterborne pathogens.
Who should attend? Water system operations, superintendents, managers, and owners.
Septic Sagas - Keeping Discipline in the Pipes
with To be announced
To register for this class call Cindy Wade at 737-4092 or register online at www.mainerwa.org
Effective management of wastewater collection and treatment systems ensures smooth operations for the life of the systems. In addition, effective management will ensure the level of wastewater treatment and disposal necessary to adequately protect public health and surface and groundwater quality. This training will review the key operational and maintenance practices for owners and managers of individual and cluster subsurface septic systems. Topics will focus on mobile home park operations but are applicable to all subsurface wastewater systems. In addition, there will be a review of the free resources and guides available on the EPA's "SepticSmart" website.
Who Should Attend? - Owners and operators of mobile home parks, condominiums, apartment complexes and others with subsurface septic systems.
Instructors - Brent Lawson, State Plumbing Inspector and Kenneth Stratton, Natural Resources, Site and Soils Evaluator and Project Manager
Suicide Prevention: An Awareness Session Focused on Youth
with Walter Boomsma
- This will bring you into compliance with the recent law (LD 609) that requires all Maine school employees receive basic suicide prevention education. It is designed to raise awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs and to provide information on what steps to appropriate for use with anyone who might be feeling suicidal, no matter what their age. Walter Boomsma, is Gatekeeper Trained and is a NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health First Aid Specialist, as well as an experienced educator and substitute elementary school teacher.
Very Small Water System (VSWS) & Class I Water Certification Exam Prep Course
with To be announced
To register for this course contact Cindy Wade at the Maine Rural Water Association: 737-4092 or email@example.com
This entry-level course will introduce you to the basic principles of drinking water treatment and distribution systems, processes and operations, In addition, the course is designed to prepare students for the Very Small Water System (VSWS) and Class I Treatment and/or Distribution operator certification exams. This course utilizes the ACR Introduction to Small Water Systems textbook, available for purchase through Maine Rural Water Association. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of this course.
Cost of class: $150 (discounted for registering through Adult Education)
Wastewater Systems Preparatory Course Grade 1 - 2
with Jeff McBurnie
To register for this course contact Cindy Wade at: 207-737-4092 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will prepare students for taking the Stae of Maine Grade 1 and Grade 2 Biological Wastewater Operator's Exams. Students will be introduced to basic wastewater treatment and the aspects of operating and maintaining treatment processes and equipment. Safe work practices and procedures will be emphasized. In addition, students will analyze and solve operational problems and perform mathematical calculations related to wastewater treatment process control.
This course utilizes the ACR Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems manual. The manual is available through MRWA.
Cost: MRWA members - $250 plus $75 for the manual
Non members - $275 plus $100 for the manual