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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://apps.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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The following free Small Water System (OTM and NN) operators continuing education training sessions will be offered virtually and at various locations in Wisconsin. Both audio and video capability are strongly encouraged for those attending virtual sessions. Class participation expected.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the virtual trainings.

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
Thursday, January 11, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures & Requirements and Why They’re Important
Thursday, January 18, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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Bacteria Sampling & Microbiology 101
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Pumps: Centrifugal & Positive Displacement
Thursday, January 25, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
Thursday, January 25, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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Bacteria Sampling & Microbiology 101
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Pumps: Centrifugal & Positive Displacement
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
Thursday, February 15, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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A Day in the Life of a Small Water Operator
Thursday, February 22, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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A Day in the Life of a Small Water Operator
Thursday, March 7, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Virtual
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Pumps: Centrifugal & Positive Displacement
Thursday, March 21, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
Thursday, March 21, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Bacteria Sampling & Microbiology 101
Thursday, March 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Bacteria Sampling & Microbiology 101
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Oshkosh, WI
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Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures & Requirements and Why They’re Important
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Oshkosh, WI
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A Day in the Life of a Small Water Operator
Friday, April 5, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Pumps: Centrifugal & Positive Displacement
Monday, April 15, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
Monday, April 15, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Pumps: Centrifugal & Positive Displacement
Thursday, April 18, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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A Day in the Life of a Small Water Operator
Thursday, April 25, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual
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Pumps: Centrifugal & Positive Displacement
Thursday, June 13, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Beaver Dam, WI
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Lead & Copper Sampling, Monitoring, Procedures and Requirements
June 13, 2024
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Beaver Dam, WI
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