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Drinking Water System Training Opportunities

 
Looking for ways to get operator certification training units without leaving your pumphouse? Local assistance unit's free "Coaching for TU's Program" makes OCPO approved training units available to small water system operators in a one-on-one, on-site setting.

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Date           Location Title Description
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Date           Location Title Description
Mar 14  Alamosa Math for Operators-Pumps Operatoin & Maintenance  Small system operators and owners will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. Pump operation and maintenance along with hands-on work on common pumps needed to move water.
 Mar 25  Sterling Maintaining Water Quality Source to Tap This interactive workshop will allow the participants the opportunity to identify issues that affect the production of good quality drinking water for their customers. The class includes group discussion time to allow you to personalize the class for your systems needs and concerns.

 

Date           Location Title Description
Apr 1  Montrose Applied Operator Mathematics
Small System Operators, owners and administrators will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. Attendees as a group will select topics to be presented at the training.
Apr 8 Lamar Board and Management Training (Lamar) pdf file
Free training designed for water board members, owners and managers of small community public water systems. Workshop topics include official responsibilities and liabilities, drinking water regulations, managing staff and communication to staff, the public and regulators.
Apr 9 Lamar Locating main, addressing water loss and finding leaks
Identifying and reducing water loss and leaks are essential for a sustainable water system.  Water losses can significantly impact revenue, waste a limited resource, create health and safety concerns, and decrease public perception.  This hands-on, interactive workshop combines presentations, discussion and the opportunity to use equipment.
Apr 10 Limon Board and Management Training (Limon) pdf file
Free training designed for water board members, owners and managers of small community public water systems. Workshop topics include official responsibilities and liabilities, drinking water regulations, managing staff and communication to staff, the public and regulators.
 Apr 15  Durango Math for Operators-Pumps Operation & Maintenance
Small system operators and owners will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. Pump operation and maintenance along with hands-on work on common pumps needed to move water.
Apr 24 Palisade Locating mains, addressing water loss and finding leaks Identifying and reducing water loss and leaks are essential for a sustainable water system.  Water losses can significantly impact revenue, waste a limited resource, create health and safety concerns, and decrease public perception.  This hands-on, interactive workshop combines presentations, discussion and the opportunity to use equipment.
Apr 25 Palisade Board and Management Training pdf file
Free training designed for water board members, owners and managers of small community public water systems. Workshop topics include official responsibilities and liabilities, drinking water regulations, managing staff and communication to staff, the public and regulators.

 

 
Date           Location Title Description
May 6 Brush Board and Management Training (Brush) pdf file
Free training designed for water board members, owners and managers of small community public water systems. Workshop topics include official responsibilities and liabilities, drinking water regulations, managing staff and communication to staff, the public and regulators.
May 7 Brush Locating mains, addressing water loss and finding leaks Identifying and reducing water loss and leaks are essenial for a sustainable water system.  Water losses can significantly impact revenue, waste a limited resource, create health and safety concerns, and decreased public perception.  This hands-on, interactive workshop combines presentations, discussion, and the opportunity to use equipment.
May 13  Montrose Math for Operators-Pumps Operation & Maintenance
Small system operators and owners will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. Pump operation and maintenance along with hands-on work on common pumps needed to move water.
May 20 Steamboat Springs Small System Documentation pdf file Training will focus on preparation of operaton and maintenance manuals, design approval, technical, managerial and financial capacity and funding availabiliy for small systems.  Registration pdf file required.
May 21 Glenwood Springs Small System Documentation pdf file Training will focus on preparation of operation and maintenance manuals, design approval, technical, managerial and financial capacity and funding availability for small systesm.  Registration pdf file required.
 May 27  Craig Math for Operators-Pumps Operation & Maintenance
Small system operators and owners will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. 
Pump operation and maintenance along with hands-on work on common pumps needed to move water.

 

 
Date       Location Title Description
June 10 Steamboat Springs Applied Operator Math

 Small System Operators, owners and administrators will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. Attendees as a group will select topics to be presented at the training.

June 24 Carbondale Math for Operators-Pumps Operation & Maintenance
Small system operators and owners will review important applied math concepts and engage in problem solving activities to reinforce understanding. Pump operation and maintenance along with hands-on work on common pumps needed to move water.

 

 
Other Resources:
  • Water and Wastewater Math Courses.  Web based training tailored to your scheduled.  Three 30-minute training modules covering unit conversions, geometry and chemical dosing. 
  • Operator Training Opportunities - Includes colleges and other water/wastewaster operator educational opportunities.
  • CO-H2O-INFO Listserve - Open listserve developed by the Water Quality Control Division to announce training opportunities and other information pertinent to water industry professional.  
  • Operator Certification Program Office (OCPO) web page provides a comprehensive list of training courses that offer required training units (TUs) for operator certification.