#4000 - Small Water System Operation & Maintenance IEPA#5451
90 RTC Hours / 6 Months (time to complete)
Scope: This course is designed to train operators in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining small drinking water supply systems and treatment plants, with emphasis on safe practices and procedures. Topics covered include roles and duties of small system operators, water sources, and treatment processes. Detailed descriptions of the components of a drinking water well are presented, and operators will learn how to set up a wellhead protection program; operate, maintain, and rehabilitate wells; disinfect wells and pumps; and troubleshoot operating problems. Other major topics in this program include operation and maintenance procedures for small water treatment plants, disinfection, safety, laboratory procedures, setting water rates, and how to solve water treatment plant arithmetic problems.
1. The Small Water System Operator
2. Water Sources and Treatment
4. Small Water Treatment Plants
7. Laboratory Procedures
8. Setting Water Rates and System Security for Small Water Utilities
Textbook : Small Water System Operation & Maintenance; 5th Edition, 2009 INCLUDED
ABOUT HOME-STUDY COURSES:
Each lesson is arranged for you to read a short section, write the answers to the questions at the end of the section, check your answers against suggested answers. At the end of each chapter, you must submit your answers to Illinois Section AWWA for grading. You must receive a passing grade of 70% to obtain a certificate. You may fax, email, or mail your answers. Answer sheets will not be returned.
After you have completed the last chapter, you will find a final examination. In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must contact Illinois Section AWWA to set up a proctored exam at a local utility or nearby facility. After you have completed and submitted the final examination, Illinois Section AWWA will grade your exam. If the student passes the exam, Illinois Section AWWA will issue a certificate of completion.
ANSWER SHEET SUBMISSION: Answer sheets can be submitted by any of the following methods:
Mailing address: Illinois Section AWWA, 545 South Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 866-521-3595 ext. 3
Upon completion of this Illinois Section AWWA course, IEPA will award aspiring operators:
Class A & B Operator License.....6 month credit towards the 3 year requirement (can earn up to 12 months total by taking additional qualifying courses.); must hold a minimum of 2 years hands-on experience to take IEPA exam
Class C Operator License............6 month credit towards the 1 year requirement; must be matched with 6 months hands-on training
Class D Operator License...........3 months credit towards the 6 month requirement; must be matched with 3 months of hands-on training
COST: $215.00 ISAWWA members; $295.00 nonmembers (includes a one year Operator Level membership in AWWA). Shipping included.