Training Calendar

MRWS offers an array of professional training workshops to help you run and manage your water or wastewater system.

2021 Calendar Final Draft

Click on an event for details or to register.

Sep
24
Fri
Webinar – H2S: Managing Odors & Reducing Corrosion – What’s That Smell? @ Virtual Event
Sep 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sep
28
Tue
Chlorination: Types, O&M, Safety – Fairmont @ Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chlorination: Types, O&M, Safety

Whether you are ground water, surface water, or wastewater, this is a superb class to learn everything about working with chlorine.  All forms of chlorine; gas, liquid, and solid, will be covered.  Learn about the properties, history, applications, feed equipment, handling, maintenance, and how to be safe when working with chlorine.

AGENDA
8:00—9:30 AM — GAS CHLORINE

  • Physical Properties
  • O & M
  • Safety 

9:30—10:45 AM — SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE

  • Physical Properties.
  • O & M
  • Safety

10:45—12:00 PM — CALCIUM HYPOCHORITE

  • Physical Properties
  • O & M
  • Safety

 Turn in CEC forms!

Register Below:

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.
Oct
13
Wed
Infiltration and Inflow Detection Using Smoke Generator – Sunburst @ Sunburst Library
Oct 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)

Oct
19
Tue
15th Nat’l Park Service & Small System Operator Training @ Three Bear Lodge
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

15th National Park Service & Small System Operator Training

Three days of training for water and wastewater operators.

Although the agenda for this conference was designed to fit the needs of the National Park Service and their operators, it is open to all operators from any system!  There is a broad range of topics covered that would be helpful to new and seasoned operators alike.  Operators & Utility workers dealing with surface water, well water, wastewater & distribution should all find this workshop helpful.  CEC’s are shown for each block of instruction according to Montana Certification Standards.  Operators from other states should consult their certifying agency and bring the appropriate forms necessary.  It may also be helpful to bring the contact information for the person in charge of CEC’s or CEU’s from your state, should any questions arise!

Agenda!!  Click Here!!

 

REGISTER BELOW!!
Oct
25
Mon
Operator Math Training – Bozeman @ Bozeman Shop Complex
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Operator Math Training

Need some extra help with math in the field or on the exam?  Here’s the class for you!

Click here for more information:  Operator Math Training Bozeman 10.25.2021 Final
Oct
26
Tue
Montana Fall Water School – Bozeman @ MSU Strand Student Union Bldg
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm

The Montana Water and Wastewater Operators Initiative (MW2OI) is a collaborative effort to provide the most comprehensive training possible for Montana’s operators. MW2OI is a partnership between the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Civil Engineering and Academic Technology and Outreach at Montana State University, and the professional organizations representing Montana’s water and wastewater system operators.

MW2OI is offering Fall 2021 Water School to continue the long tradition of operator training at Montana State University. The Fall Water School will be a 2½ day training event held in-person at the Strand Union Building at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana on October 26-28, 2021.

Learn more and register here.

 

 

Nov
15
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Bozeman @ Bozeman Public Utilities Department
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – Nov 20 @ 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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