AWE Distribution O & M

Course Description

AWE Water Distribution O&M
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The Academy of Water Education is the on-site training center of the California Rural Water Association. Our field-experienced instructors know the ins and outs of being an operator and bring their practical knowledge to the classroom. Courses are taught in classroom and hands-on workshop settings. Our approach is unique and takes the learning experience from theoretical to practical.

June 19-23, 2017: Sacramento (Sacramento County)
September 11-15, 2017: Sacramento (Sacramento County)
December 4-8, 2017: Sacramento (Sacramento County)

Location: CRWA Training Headquarters, 1234 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834

Schedule:  Sign-in is 7:45am on Monday. Class is Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, and Friday 8am-12pm. Lunch provided daily.

Contact Hours:  Students may earn 36 Water Contact Hours or 3.6 IACET Continuing Education Units and 36 REHS/CEUs.

Class Information:  This course prepares students to take the Grade 1 or Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator exam.

This course satisfies the 36 hour (3-unit) Specialized Training Requirement for the Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator exam.

There are no prerequisites for this course. Class materials and a calculator with a ten-digit display will be provided.

Upon successful completion of class, students will be able to:

  1. Define pipe maintenance and pipe features.
  2. Explain reducing agents, trihalomethanes, and breakpoint chlorination.
  3. Identify the different types of chlorine equipment and their uses.
  4. Explain basic distribution system construction and design.
  5. Summarize the factors that influence disinfection and describe the various types of disinfectants.
  6. Identify the importance of proper system surveillance, water quality monitoring, and cross connection.
  7. Explain the significance of lock out/tag out standards.
  8. Calculate square feet, cubic feet, volume, conversion of flows, pounds formula, mg/L, velocity, detention time and pressure.
  9. Understand and explain basic regulatory requirements as they relate to the operation of a distribution system.
  10. Identify the importance of sampling and sampling plans, and demonstrate proper sampling procedures.
Membership Price: $900


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