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David Bernier, superintendent of the North Conway Water Precinct, was awarded the 2012 Operator of the Year Award by the Granite State Rural Water Association during its annual membership meeting at Mount Sunapee Resort in September.

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EDUCATION

AWWA


The American Water Works Association will webcast the following programs:
April 3 – Continual Quality Improvement in the Laboratory
April 7-10 – 2013 Sustainable Water Management
April 22-24 – Financial Management
May 1 – Operator Professionalism
Visit www.awwa.org.

Arkansas


The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:
April 10-11 – Water Specialized Training, Mt. Home
April 17 – Energy Conservation/Water Loss, Lonoke
April 23 – Basic Math, Lonoke
April 24 – Applied Math, Lonoke
April 25 – ADH Compliance, Lonoke
April 30-May 2 – Intermediate Treatment, Arkadelphia
May 7-9 – Advanced Distribution, Lonoke
Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.

California


The California-Nevada Section of AWWA is offering these courses:
April 8-12 – Backflow Tester, Rancho Cucamonga
April 24-25 – Water Use Efficiency Grade I, Rancho Cucamonga
May 3 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga
Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.

Florida


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering an Introduction to Electricity course April 17 in Orlando. Visit www.fsawwa.org.

Illinois


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:
April 2 – Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System, Chicago
April 4 – Potable Well Systems, Managing the Investment, Decatur
April 11 – Systematic Approach: Water Treatment Plant Process Optimization, St. Charles
April 16 – Effective Backflow Programs, East Peoria
April 16 – Practical Proactive Management of our Ground Water Resources, Romeoville
April 17 – Review & Refresher of Fluoride Dosage Calculations webinar
April 18 – Tackling Planning & Challenges: Using Forecasts & Decision Support Systems webinar
April 25 – High Density Polyethylene Piping Solutions, O’Fallon, Ill.
April 30 – Social Media for Water Utilities: Navigating the Crossroads of Social Media webinar
May 1 – Pump Casing Repairs with Potable Water Coatings webinar
Visit www.isawwa.org.

Michigan


The Michigan Section of AWWA is offering a Short Course in Water Bacteriology May 7-9 in East Lansing. Visit www.mi-water.org.

New York


The New York Section of AWWA is offering these courses:
April 10 – Operator Ethics and Applications, Woodbury
April 24 – Water Fluoridation, Utica
May 1 – Media & Public Relations, Canastota
May 3 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Poughkeepsie
May 7 – Water Storage Tank O&M, Canastota
May 8 – Automatic Control Valves O&M, Utica
May 7 – Water Storage Tank O&M, Troy
Visit www.nysawwa.org.

North Carolina


The North Carolina Section of AWWA and WEA is offering its Eastern Biological and Physical/Chemical School April 29-May 3 at North Carolina State University McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.

Ohio


The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering these courses:
April 4 – Watershed Workshop, Ohio Union, Columbus
May 9 – Collection Systems Workshop, Grand Oaks Event and Business Center, Grove City
Visit www.ohiowea.org.

Oklahoma


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:
April 12 – Renewal Training
April 22-23 – D Water Operator
April 26 – Renewal Training
April 29-May 3 – OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER
May 10 – Renewal Training
Visit www.rscoetc.wordpress.com.

Texas


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:
April 9 – Basic Water, Longview
April 22 – Basic Water, Mineola
April 22 – Utilities Safety, Corpus Christi
May 7 – Chlorinator Maintenance, Huntsville
Visit www.twua.org.

Utah


The Intermountain section of AWWA is offering these courses:
April 10 – Educational Extravaganza Midyear Conference, Sandy
May 16 – Water System Operator Workshop, Midway
Visit www.ims-awwa.org.

Wisconsin


The Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:
April 4 – Excavation “Competent Person” Training, Jackson
April 8-12 – Cross-Connection Control Assembly Tester, Plover
April 9 – Excavation “Competent Person” Training, West Salem
April 10 – Water Treatment Methods/Distribution System Tools, Mount Horeb
April 11 – Water Treatment Methods, Ashwaubenon
April 11 – Distribution System Tools, Mount Horeb
April 30 – Municipal Water Operations Specialist Exam, Plover
May 2 – Hazard Communication, Plover
May 7 – Advanced Water Treatment Strategies, West Bend
May 7 – Lead & Copper and Bacteria Sampling Procedures, Union Grove
May 8 – Surface Water Processes, Fond du Lac
May 9 – Hazard Communication, Dodgeville
Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is offering these courses:
April 2-4 – Cross-Connection Control Surveying
May 7-9 – Pumps and Motors
May 14-15 – Advanced Asset Management Practices for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.



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