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The town of Blowing Rock, N.C., renamed its water treatment facility the Thomas G. McRary Water Plant in honor of a treatment plant employee who died after a heart attack on Dec. 11. He had worked at the water plant since 1979.

Former board chairman Fred E. Jennings replaced the retiring Dale Hammes as general manager of Loudoun (Va.) Water.

Chris Mattingly, utilities superintendent for the Norman (Okla.) Water Treatment Plant, received the Oklahoma Water Pollution Control Association Water Superintendent of the Year Award at the Annual Short School held in Midwest City.

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Education

AWWA

The American Water Works Association is offering these webinars:

  • April 30 – The Impacts of Nutrient Pollution on Drinking Water Quality
  • May 7 – Weathering Economic Crises: Creating a Resiliant Financial Plan For Your Utility
  • May 14 – Using Envision Tools in the Water Industry
  • May 21 – Part 2: Communicating with Customers about Lead and Lead Service Lines

Visit www.awwa.org.

Alabama

The Alabama Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 23 – HDPE Pipe Fusion, Calera
  • May 28 – Hands-On Pump O&M and Electrical Troubleshooting, Rutledge

Visit www.alruralwater.com.

Alaska

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water is offering these courses in Anchorage:

  • April 28-29 – Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
  • April 30-May 1 – Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
  • May 5-8 – Intermediate Water Treatment Training

Visit www.awwma.com.

Arkansas

The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is offering these courses:

  • April 16-30 – Applied Water Math, online
  • April 28 – Basic Water Math, Hot Springs
  • April 29 – Applied Water Math, Hot Springs
  • May 1-15 – Basic Water Treatment, online
  • May 6-8 – Intermediate Water Distribution, Paragould
  • May 16-31 – Basic Water Distribution, online
  • May 27 – Basic Water Math, Fayetteville
  • May 28 – Applied Water Math, Fayetteville
  • May 29 – PWS Compliance, Fayetteville

Visit www.sautech.edu/aeta/.

The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 15-17 – Advanced Distribution, Lonoke
  • April 22-24 – Intermediate Treatment, Lonoke
  • April 29-May 1 – Basic Distribution, Clarksville
  • May 6-8 – Advanced Water Treatment, Lonoke
  • May 13-15 – Intermediate Distribution, Arkadelphia
  • May 20-22 – Basic Distribution, Trumann
  • May 28 – Specialized Training: Leak Detection & Hydrant Repair, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.

California

The California-Nevada Section of AWWA is offering these courses.

  • April 24-25 – Two-Day Backflow Refresher, West Sacramento
  • May 6 – T1-T2 Review, Riverside
  • May 7 – T1-T2 Math Review, Riverside
  • May 7 – T3-T4 Math Review, Riverside
  • May 8 – T3-T4 Review, Riverside
  • May 12 – Backflow Tester Course, West Sacramento
  • May 12 – Cross Connection Course, Rancho Cucamonga
  • May 28 – Water Use Efficiency Grace I Workshop, West Sacramento
  • May 29-30 – Two Day Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.

Florida

The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • April 30-May 30 – Florida AWWA eLearning
  • May 14 – Blueprint Reading, Orlando
  • May 31-June 30 – AWWA eLearning

Visit www.fsawwa.org.

Illinois

The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • April 15 – Safety Audit in the Plant, Elgin
  • April 22 – Effective Backflow Programs, Downers Grove
  • April 24 – ISAWWA Strategic Planning Implementation Workshop, Utica
  • April 24-May 29 – Utility Management 6-week Night Class, Westmont
  • April 25 – Virtual Water Accounting: Framework for Water Management in the Great Lakes, webinar
  • April 29 – Illinois Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network Seminar and Tabletop Exercise, Elgin
  • May 9 – Drinking Water Quality in Hospitals and Other Buildings, webinar
  • May 13-14 – High Tech Operator Course 1, Chicago
  • May 14 – Distribution System Nitrification 101, webinar
  • May 15 – Math for Water Works Operators, Greenville
  • May 19 – UV Lighting for Potable Water Application, webinar
  • May 20 – Complying with Stage 2 DBP Requirements, Danville
  • May 22 – Water Operator C & D: Math Exam Refresher, Frankfort
  • May 29 – Complying With Stage 2 DBP Requirements, St. Charles
  • May 30 – Tour of the City of Chicago South Water Purification Plant, Chicago

Visit www.isawwa.org.

The Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering these courses:  

  • April 15-18 – Cross Connection Control, Lake Bluff
  • May 6-9 – Cross Connection Control, Springfield        

Visit www.siue.edu/ertc/.

Michigan

The Michigan Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 6-8 – Short Course in Water Bacteriology, Escanaba        
  • May 15 – Distribution Practices Seminar, Bath

Visit www.mi-water.org.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Agricultural Research Station is offering these courses:

  • April 23 – Microbiology for the Non-Biologist, New Brunswick
  • April 29 – Water and Wastewater Chemistry: Back to the Basics, New Brunswick
  • May 6-7 – Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System, New Brunswick
  • May 8, 15, 22, and optional lab day May 29 – Practical Applications in Hydrogeology, New Brunswick
  • May 20 – Alternative Energy for Water and Wastewater Operations, New Brunswick
  • May 28 – Human Error Reduction Training, New Brunswick

Visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu.

New York

The New York Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • April 30 – Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System, Peekskill
  • April 30 – Operator Ethics and Applications in Water Supply, Troy
  • May 20 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Woodbury
  • May 20 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Millwood
  • May 21 – Automatic Control Valves O&M, Troy
  • May 28 – Operator Ethics and Apps, Utica

Visit www.nysawwa.org.

Ohio

The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • May 1 – Collection Systems Workshop, Lewis Center
  • May 21-22 – Plant Operations/Lab Analysis Workshop, Lewis Center

Visit www.ohiowea.org.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:

  • April 21 – General Refresher for Water Lab Operators, Stillwater
  • April 21-24 – C Water Laboratory, Stillwater
  • April 22-24 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa
  • April 28-May 1 – A/B Water Laboratory, Stillwater
  • May 2 – Open Exam Session, Stillwater
  • May 6-8 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Stillwater
  • May 9 – Open Exam Session, Tulsa
  • May 9 – Renewal Training, Midwest City
  • May 12-13 – C Water Operator, Stillwater
  • May 16 – Proctored Exam, Midwest City
  • May 27-29 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa
  • May 30 – Renewal Training, Oklahoma City

Visit www.accuratelabs.com.

Texas

The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • April 15 – Waster Distribution, New Braunfels
  • April 22 – Pump and Pumping, Terrell
  • April 22 – Chlorinator Maintenance, Victoria
  • May 20 – Pump and Pumping, Victoria
  • May 20 – Groundwater Production, San Marcos

Visit www.twua.org.

Utah

The Intermountain Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 8 – Leadership Forum Session 5 – Public Relations and Public Affairs, Sandy
  • May 15 – Water System Operator Training, Vernal

Visit www.ims-awwa.org.

Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering these courses in Madison:

  • April 22-23 – Control of Water Quality in Municipal Distribution Systems
  • May 6-8 – Pumps and Motors
  • May 13-14 – Advanced Asset Management Practices for Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • May 15-16 – Energy Auditing and Efficiency Improvements for Water and Wastewater Facilities

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 17 – Wells, Green Bay
  • April 17 – Distribution System O&M, Green Bay
  • April 21 – Regulations/Groundwater Resources, Plover
  • April 22 – Wells and Pumps/Water Treatment, Plover
  • April 23 – Distribution Systems/Math Basics, Plover
  • April 24 – Operation & Maintenance/Cross Connection Control, Plover
  • April 30 – Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, Oconto Falls
  • May 6 – Municipal Waterworks Exam Review, Plover
  • May 7 – Leak Detection and Line Tracing, Plover
  • May 13 – Regulations Update, Sturtevant
  • May 14 – General Safety, Fond du Lac
  • May 15 – Leak Detection and Line Tracing, Crivitz
  • May 20 – Wells, Hayward
  • May 20 – Distribution System O&M, Hayward
  • May 29 – Cross Connection Control Assembly Tester Refresher, Plover

Visit www.wrwa.org.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • April 15 – Groundwater Supply and Distribution, Fond du Lac
  • April 29 – Zeolite Softening, Volatile Organic Compound and Iron Removal Certification, Madison

Visit www.dnr.wi.gov.

Events

For details on these events, visit www.awwa.org unless otherwise indicated.

April 21-24
Alaska Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Juneau.

April 24
7th Annual Water Distribution Conference, Medinah Banquets, Addison, Ill. Visit www.isawwa.org.

May 3-7
British Columbia Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Whistler.

May 4-7
Ontario Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, London.

May 6-8
Pennsylvania Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Bethlehem.

May 6-9
Pacific Northwest Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Eugene, Ore.

May 6-9
Hawaii Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Honolulu.

May 7-9
Arizona Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Glendale.

May 13-15
New York Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Rochester.

May 13-15
Montana Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Missoula.

May 18-21
West Virginia Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Davis.

May 19-23
Puerto Rico Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, San Juan.

May 21-23
Connecticut Section 2014 AWWA Annual Conference, Manchester Village, Vt.



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