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Small Water Systems (OTM/NN) Certified Operators

Small Water Systems (OTM/NN) Continuing Education

The following free continuing education session are being offered by Moraine Park Technical College for Small Water Systems (OTM/NN) Certified Operators.

DNR logoUpon completion of a 3 hour session; three (3) CEU Credits will be awarded to Small Water Systems (OTM/NN) Certified Operators. Any other certifications will not receive credit for the training.

Operators are fully responsible for monitoring and renewing their own certifications. Moraine Park Technical College will only submit the CEU attendance credits.  Operators can check and submit their renewal status here: https://dnr.wi.gov/elcpublic/optcertlookup.aspx?pg=opcert

Registration: Please click on the registration link for the training you would like to attend from the Training Calendar below. If you have any questions regarding these training sessions, please contact training@morainepark.edu.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moraine Park Technical College’s free training for Small Water System (OTM and NN) operators will be offered online until further notice. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the training.

Training Topics

Bacteria Sampling and Microbiology 101: 
A dreaded sentence, “You have bacteria in your water.” What is bacteria, how does it get into your water system, how are bacteria samples collected, and how are they analyzed in the lab? These are all questions that will be answered during this course.

Sampling, Monitoring Procedures and Requirements: 
The main topics of interest for this course are going to be bacteria, nitrate, nitrite and arsenic as well as touching on lead and copper sampling. We will discuss how a sample would be collected for each, what the monitoring procedures and requirements actually are, and we will discuss how these samples can be analyzed in the lab.

Well Water System Sanitary Survey 101:
The Sanitary Survey OTM/NN session will investigate the various components that make-up a well water sanitary survey. The session will also explore common system deficiencies, solutions, and technology to help operators prepare for a survey, understand the survey, and prevent any issues that may be found during a sanitary survey. Case studies and a ‘life in the day’ will explore some public water systems through the eyes of the operators by going through their systems with them.

Lead and Copper Sampling, Monitoring Procedures and Requirements: 
This course is to be developed to cover all aspects of lead and copper sampling, and in particular provide Small water system operators who work at an “other than municipal” (OTM) community water system or a non-transient non-community (NN) water system, with updated lead and copper sampling, monitoring procedures, and requirements, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

Pumps: Centrifugal and Positive Displacement
This course will cover the varying types of pumps utilized by water work systems. Centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps will be discussed. Pump discussion will include types, options, parts, ancillary equipment requirements and uses.

Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
This course will cover all aspects of groundwater contamination with relevance to small water system operators who work at an “other than municipal” (OTM) community water system or a non–transient non–community (NN) water systems. The goal is to provide an overview of common ground water contaminants, remediation options, and emerging contaminants of concern.

Training Calendar

Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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A Day in the Life
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual
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A Day in the Life
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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A Day in the Life
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
Thursday, July 21, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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A Day in the Life
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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A Day in the Life
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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