Workshops for Water & Wastewater Operators

Water

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

Description

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. First, 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 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Give operators the tools to understand why simply looking a chemical "drum" labeling or certificates of analysis don't really tell the whole picture... is that chemical you ordered what you received? Operators will be shown the necessary tools to do a simple chemical verification process.
  • Lean 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.

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

  • Instructor — Mike Harrington, C.E.T.
  • Ohio EPA approval number — OEPA-B88314184-OM
  • SSCC course number — ENRC 644 ZO1
  • LocationHighland County Water Company (6686 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, OH)
  • Date — Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $109 (light breakfast, lunch, & snacks for each day will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684.
  • Registration Form

Registration

There are three ways to register for these workshops:

  • By mail – complete the Registration Form and return it with your registration fee no later than September 19, to SSCC, PO Box 880, Hillsboro OH 45133. Checks should be made payable to Southern State Community College.
  • By phone – call 800.628.7722 x4684, and provide your credit card number or purchase order number and billing address.
  • By email – send an email containing your registration information to Kim Fitzpatrick at kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu.

Ultraviolet Disinfection Training Workshop

Description

This workshop investigates the latest UV disinfection techniques and applications for both potable and wastewaters. Through the use of superb interactive and text and graphics, operations personnel explore the advantages of UV systems compared to typical chemical disinfection systems like Chlorine or Ozone. Learn why the latest research suggest low-dose UV may be very effective at controlling Giardian and Cryptosporidium in potable waters, define and examine what UV is, how does it differs versus other oxidizer based disinfection systems, understand the disadvantages. Review appropriate applications, in community and non-community potable waters and wastewaters. If there is an alternative to chlorine, learn why UV may be the low cost choice for installation, operation, and maintenance.

Learning Objectives

  • Define how ultraviolet systems work and outline the differences with traditional chemical disinfection.
  • Describe how to apply ultraviolet technology in large, and small water/wastewater systems.
  • Design a simple ultraviolet system, by outlining basic water quality, hydraulic, and applications requirements.
  • Describe the advantages, disadvantages and cost factors of typical ultraviolet systems.

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

  • Instructor — Mike Harrington, C.E.T.
  • Ohio EPA approval number — OEPA-B88314168-OM
  • SSCC course number — ENRC 622 ZO1
  • LocationHighland County Water Company (6686 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, OH)
  • Date — Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $109 (light breakfast, lunch, & snacks for each day will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684.
  • Registration Form

Registration

There are three ways to register for these workshops:

  • By mail – complete the Registration Form and return it with your registration fee no later than September 19, to SSCC, PO Box 880, Hillsboro OH 45133. Checks should be made payable to Southern State Community College.
  • By phone – call 800.628.7722 x4684, and provide your credit card number or purchase order number and billing address.
  • By email – send an email containing your registration information to Kim Fitzpatrick at kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu.