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Upcoming Events

Conference Memories!!

TRAINING CALENDAR

Jun
14
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Kalispell @ Kalispell Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course

A series of lectures followed by guided exercises in a wet lab will provide understanding of field testing methods on 4 backflow prevention assemblies: pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant vacuum breakers, reduced pressure principle assemblies, and double check assemblies. Students will gain knowledge in hydraulics, backflow and backsiphonage, types of cross connections, and degrees of hazard and state and federal regulations. Friday afternoon participants can take a written exam and on Saturday morning can take a practical exam administered by the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). Passing scores on both the exams will result in certification by ABPA as a backflow prevention assembly tester. For more information on ABPA see the back of this training announcement or go to their website www.abpa.org.
Click here for more information and registration.
Jun
22
Tue
Infiltration and Inflow Detection Using Smoke Generator – Culbertson @ City Hall
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Infiltration and Inflow Detection Using Smoke Generator

 Presented by Robin Franzen, MRWS Wastewater Technician

8:00 a.m.  Sign-in and Presentation

9:00 a.m.  SAFETY BRIEFING followed by hands on field training using the Hurko Smoke Generator

11:30 a.m. Class review

12:00 p.m.  Dismissed

PLEASE REGISTER!!

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

Jul
13
Tue
Infiltration and Inflow Detection Using Smoke Generator – Hot Springs @ Ambulance Barn
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Infiltration and Inflow Detection Using Smoke Generator

 Presented by Robin Franzen, MRWS Wastewater Technician

8:00 a.m.  Sign-in and Presentation

9:00 a.m.  SAFETY BRIEFING followed by hands on field training using the Hurko Smoke Generator

11:30 a.m. Class review

12:00 p.m.  Dismissed

PLEASE REGISTER!!

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

Aug
24
Tue
30th Annual Advanced Wastewater Training – Yellow Bay @ Flathead Lake Biological Station
Aug 24 @ 7:30 am – Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm

Improving Performance of Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems
Yellow Bay – 2021

This course is designed for operators and managers interested in a better understanding of the microbiological basis for WWTP performance. This course discusses strategies to reduce TSS, BOD and nutrients while avoiding significant capital costs. The course is designed for operators of secondary treatment plants utilizing activated sludge and BNR technologies. If you are considering a plant expansion, need to improve performance or reduce your O&M cost, consider this year’s Yellow Bay workshop. Plus evenings of fun –
canoeing, hiking, ping-pong, who knows.
CEUs = 2.00 20 contract hours

You must preregister and payment must be made by July 19th.

Click here for more information and the registration form.

Oct
4
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Billings @ Billings Public Utilities Department
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course

A series of lectures followed by guided exercises in a wet lab will provide understanding of field testing methods on 4 backflow prevention assemblies: pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant vacuum breakers, reduced pressure principle assemblies, and double check assemblies. Students will gain knowledge in hydraulics, backflow and backsiphonage, types of cross connections, and degrees of hazard and state and federal regulations. Friday afternoon participants can take a written exam and on Saturday morning can take a practical exam administered by the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). Passing scores on both the exams will result in certification by ABPA as a backflow prevention assembly tester. For more information on ABPA see the back of this training announcement or go to their website www.abpa.org.
Click here for more information and registration.

Our Mission

At MRWS, our mission is to provide quality training and technical assistance to Drinking Water, Waste Water, and Tribal systems — to enable them to produce the best product with their available resources!

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EPA’s Hazard Mitigation Guide for Natural Disasters

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