Training Calendar

MRWS offers an array of professional training workshops to help you run and manage your water or wastewater system.
Below is the link to the training calendar and further below are the links to training that is confirmed and ready to go!

2023 Training Calendar

Just click on an event below for details or to register.

Feb
2
Thu
Emerging Contaminants, ERPs, Water Loss, Communications @ Chico Hot Springs Resort
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Emerging Contaminants, ERPs, Water Loss, Communication

Speakers:  Robin Franzen and Julie Allen, MRWS

9am – 12pm – Emerging Contaminants:  This three-hour presentation will provide attendees with an understanding the current unregulated contaminants, and how they are affecting our everyday lives. Possible future regulation, and how it might affect systems.

12pm – 1pm – Lunch on your own (Bring your lunch and we could shorten our day!)

1pm – 2pm – Water Loss:  Are you losing money on your water?

2pm – 3pm – Emergency Response Plans:  Presentation and example of ERPs.  (Possible new requirement by USDA/RD for loans and grants)

3pm – 4pm – Communications:  Get the word out to your consumers about your water!

CECs: 0.600 Water; 0.500 Wastewater

Staying the night at Chico?  Mention code MTRW when making your reservation.  We do have a small block of rooms!

Register Below:

Feb
6
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Great Falls @ Great Falls Water Plant
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 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.
Feb
7
Tue
Water/Wastewater Operator Training – Kalispell @ Kalispell Wastewater Treatment Plant
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Change in Scheduled Training-Watch here for updates

 

 

   

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Feb
8
Wed
Water/Wastewater Operator Training – Deer Lodge @ Powell Co. Community Center
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Agenda Coming Soon

Watch here for updates!

 

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Feb
10
Fri
Webinar – Alternative Disinfection @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Alternative Disinfection

Application: Water/Wastewater
Length: 2 Hours/0.200 Dual CECs
$20 for members/$30 for non-members
Are disinfection byproducts causing you grief, or is chlorine just not meeting your needs? Check out what other chemicals or processes may suit your system better. We will cover UV, ozone and other options available today.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Use Discount Code MRWSMEMBER2023

Feb
14
Tue
Water & WW Operator Certification Review – Billings @ Heritage Inn
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Water & WW Operator Certification Review

 Thursday, February 14, 2023      8:00am—4:00pm

 Site to coming soon!

  • Comprehensive look at the “Needs to Know” list for your classification.
  • Intro to math equations for dosage, detention time, pressure, flow, etc.
  • Intro to all pertinent terminology relating to groundwater systems & lagoons.
  • Discuss chemical properties related to groundwater.
  • Discuss pump characteristics and hydraulics.
  • Intro to disinfection properties and methods.

Think of this as a session to get you acquainted with what you need to know for the exams!!

BRING ALL STUDY MATERIALS!!!

Whether you’ve applied to take an exam or are planning to apply, this review will get you on the right track for the comprehensive review in February at the MRWS Conference!!

Review presenters are MRWS Staff

No CEC’s for this session!

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MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

Apr
14
Fri
Webinar – Maps & Drawings/Coaching a Community through a Rate Increase @ Virtual
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Maps & Drawings/Coaching a Community through a Rate Increase

Maps & Drawings
Application: Water/Wastewater
Length: 1 Hour
Maps, drawings and records are the only way to inventory underground assets. This course looks at mapping and gatebooks, along with the key information they need to contain. It also covers the latest GIS layering technology.
Coaching a Community through a Rate Increase
Application: Water/Wastewater/Management
Length: 1 Hour
Designed for the rate professional, but useful for all involved in a rate increase, this course will discuss many of the difficulties in dealing with councils, boards and the public. It also takes into consideration reasonable debt service, community demographics, and economy to establish fair and equitable water rates.
CECs: 0.200 Dual
Cost: $20 for members/$30 for non-members
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Use Discount Code: MRWSMEMBER2023

Jun
5
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Kalispell @ Kalispell Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 10 @ 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
28
Wed
Webinar – Water Quality Emergencies @ Virtual
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Water Quality Emergencies

Application: Water
Length: 2 Hours
Potential water contamination issues call for a fast response. This course walks you through key considerations to keep in mind for developing your emergency plan, so you won’t be caught off-guard. Learn what essential information decision-makers need during a water quality emergency and get helpful guidance on public notification and governmental compliance.
CECs: 0.200 Water
Cost: $20 for members; $30 for non-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Use Discount Code: MRWSMEMBER2023
Jul
25
Tue
Webinar – SCADA Instrumentation & Control @ Virtual
Jul 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

SCADA Instrumentation & Control

Application: Water/Wastewater
Length: 2 Hours
This basic overview explores how operators can use SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems to make better decisions related to their plant’s or system’s performance. Course explains how SCADA systems interact with a plant’s instrumentation and processes, and provides tips on how to evaluate SCADA systems and hardware.
CECs: 0.200 Dual
Cost: $20 for members; $30 for non-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Use Discount Code: MRWSMEMBER2023
Aug
25
Fri
Webinar – Rates vs Audits @ Virtual
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Rates vs. Audits

Application: Water
Length: 2 Hours
Determine whether a rate adjustment is needed or if closer utility management will meet your financial needs before approaching the public. Basic and comprehensive audits and types of rate structures will be discussed.
CECs: 0.200 Water
Cost: $20 for members; $30 for non-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Use Discount Code:  MRWSMEMBER2023
Oct
16
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Billings @ Billings Public Utilities Department
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 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.
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