#4003 - Water Treatment Plant Operations: Volume 2 IEPA#5454
90 RTC Hours / 6 Months (time to complete)
Scope: This course is designed to train operators in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining water treatment plants, emphasizing safe practices and procedures. Information is presented on drinking water regulations (including the Safe Drinking Water Act), iron and manganese control, fluoridation, softening, trihalomethanes, demineralization, handling and disposal of process wastes, maintenance, instrumentation, and advanced laboratory procedures. Administrative procedures for dealing with budgeting, setting rates, recordkeeping, personnel administration, public relations, and emergency planning are also covered in this course.
12. Iron and Manganese Control
15. Specialized Treatment Processes (Trihalomethanes and Arsenic Removal)
16. Membrane Treatment Processes (Membrane Filtration and Demineralization)
17. Handling and Disposal of Process Wastes
19. Instrumentation and Control Systems
21. Advanced Laboratory Procedures
22. Drinking Water Regulations
Textbook : Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume 2; 5th Edition, 2006 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 take an online chapter exam.. You will be able to see your score online; 70% is suggested.
After you have completed the last chapter exam and 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 passed the final exam with a
minimum score of 70%, the Illinois Section AWWA will issue a certificate
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.