RCAP Offers Online Training for Operators

Our colleagues at RCAP are hosting several online training courses for drinking water operators throughout the months of July and August.  Take a look…and please pass the information to operators in your state who might benefit from these sessions.  There is no charge to participate in the training.

MICRO-CONTAMINANTS: SOURCES, CONTROLS AND TREATMENT METHODS

Arsenic is often found as a co-contaminant with nitrate, but can also occur by itself. Disinfection byproducts are cancer-causing compounds that can form in treatment and distribution systems that use chemical disinfectants such as chlorine. Lead and copper can leach from distribution system materials and from plumbing fixtures on your customers’ premises. This workshop will describe how and where these micro-contaminants occur and the technology available for their removal. Intended audience is water treatment and distribution operators and water system managers.

DATES:     JULY 7, 2015 and again JULY 9, 2015

TIMES:      1:00AM-3:00PM (Eastern)

REGISTER:

  For July 7 use http://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=521

  For July 9 use https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=522

 

NITRATES: SOURCES, CONTROLS AND TREATMENT METHODS

Nitrate is one of the “acute” contaminants for which one glass of water can make a person very sick – or worse. Nitrate contamination can come from a wide variety of sources, some natural and some directly related to human activity. This workshop will cover common sources of nitrate contamination, control methods that can be taken at the watershed, and the Best Available Technology (BAT) available for nitrate remediation and removal. Intended audience is water treatment and distribution operators and water system managers.

DATES:     JULY 28, 2015 and again JULY 30, 2015

TIMES:      1:00-3:00PM (Eastern)

REGISTER:

  For July 28 use https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=519

  For July 30 use https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=520

FUNDAMENTALS OF DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM O&M

The “finished” water leaving your production or treatment system can meet or exceed all applicable regulations, but a poorly operated and maintained distribution system can turn a quality product into a threat to public health. Do you have a water main flushing program? Do you have a valve exercising program? Do you have a cross connection control program? Do you have a storage tank cleaning and inspection program? This workshop will describe the principles and practices of a well operated and maintained distribution system and various tools and templates that are available. Intended audience is water distribution operators and water system managers.

 

DATES:     AUGUST 11, 2015 and again AUGUST 13, 2015

TIMES:      1:00-3:00PM (Eastern)

REGISTER:

  For August 11 use https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=524

  For August 13 use https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=523

For more information on workshop content, please contact: Neil Worthen, RCAC, at 575-527-5372, nworthen@rcac.org.

For registration questions, email: registration@rcac.org.

Certificates showing 2.0 contact hours will be mailed to everyone that registers in advance, signs-in, and completes the pre- and post-test. California honors these certificates for license renewal as do several other states.   Attendees will need to check with their certifying agency.

 

 

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2 Responses to RCAP Offers Online Training for Operators

  1. Kenneth Cook says:

    does MD honor the hours received for these classes

    • Bridget O'Grady says:

      Hi – you’ll have to check with the Maryland Department of Environment’s Operator Certification program. Each state is different in how they approve and manage continuing education credits.