Workshops & Training

Southern State is constantly offering workshops and training on and off campus that are open to anyone. As new offerings become available, they will posted below!

Workshops for Water & Wastewater Operators

Water

How to Create a Catastrophic Event in Your Water or Wastewater System

ENRC 644 ZO1

Operators and superintendents must understand that many of the common “Standard Practices” used at water and wastewater systems today can lead to a potential catastrophic issue at their facilities. This program looks at some of these issues, where if not addressed, can ultimately lead to events that potentially cause bodily harm, (They can kill people; workers, even customers) if not effectively addressed. 1st, we will look at the lack of verification of even the very basic chemicals delivered to our facilities, document case histories where events have occurred, and show system personnel how simple and easy a verification program is to establish. Next, we will address other operational issues like sometimes, that Pink-Red color developed in our DPD Chlorine test…..isn’t chlorine and what operations personnel can to do to mitigate interferences. Learn why Infrastructure Age requires extra vigilance to prevent system contamination. Yes even after all the hoopla about Backflow Prevention, the fact is a garden hose is still the number one potential contamination source in public water systems. See why water stagnation and biofilm formation can lead to bacterial contamination, and how operations can minimize these issues with simple low-cost steps.

*OEPA-B8814109-OM

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, operators should be able to:

  • Give operators the tools to understand why simply looking at chemical “drum” labeling or certificates of analysis don’t really tell the whole picture……is that chemical you ordered what you received? Operator’s will be shown the necessary tools to do a simple chemical verification process.
  • Learn how to minimize DPD chlorine interferences
  • Learn why and how increased surveillance is a must with today’s Aged Infrastructure.
  • Introduced to strategies related to controlling water stagnation and biofilms.

This program is a license renewal workshop for drinking water and wastewater operators and approved for 6 contact hours by the Ohio EPA under the course number OEPA-B8814109-OM

Please Note!

The Ohio EPA now requires all attendees to have their Core Person ID Number with them to sign in on the day of attendance. Certification of attendance to the Ohio EPA cannot be sent without this number.

Workshop Details

  • LocationHighland County Water Company (6696 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, OH)
  • Instructor — Mike Harrington, C.E.T.
  • Date — Tuesday, September 22, 2015
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $109 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

*Once registered, you will be contacted for arrangements to pay. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to workshop date. For help with registering, please contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu.

Chlorination Disinfection Science for Water & Wastewater Operations

ENRC 600 ZO1

Let’s first review the dosing technology for the three basic forms of chlorine disinfection. We’ll take a brief look at the chemistry difference, Then, look at the pros and cons of each type of system. Learn why switching from a gas based chlorination process may not have advantages or be cost effective, when one looks at the “real” costs. Discover why most current Hypochlorite users don’t routinely measure product strength. Examine Hypochlorite strength and residual testing methods. Find out why on-site generation systems may be appropriate and cost effective. Look at simple ways to minimize disinfection By-products. Is a tablet based chlorine disinfection system appropriate? Through the use of superb computer visuals, expert commentary, demonstrations, and case histories, the operator will leave with answers to these questions and more.

*OEPA-B8814157-OM

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, operators should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the delivery and generation of a variety of chlorination disinfection processes.
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of gas, hypochlorite and the solid form chlorine.
  • Chlorination science application, determine best chlorination practice for specific treatment plant.

This program is a license renewal workshop for drinking water and wastewater operators and approved for 6 contact hours by the Ohio EPA under the course number OEPA-B578814-OM Both (DW & WW).

Please Note!

The Ohio EPA now requires all attendees to have their Core Person ID Number with them to sign in on the day of attendance. Certification of attendance to the Ohio EPA cannot be sent without this number.

Workshop Details

  • LocationHighland County Water Company (6696 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, OH)
  • Instructor — Mike Harrington, C.E.T.
  • Date — Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $109 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

*Once registered, you will be contacted for arrangements to pay. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to workshop date. For help with registering, please contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu.

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