Important Notice: MTS Response to COVID-19

The safety of our staff and clients are of top importance to us. We are thinking about you during this challenging time and MTS is following all public health guidelines as directed by the Ministry. Our goal is to support you and our clients as best we can during this time.

While our office doors are closed until further notice we have rescheduled our training classes and we are delivering some courses online. Please see our calendar for details.

MTS staff will continue to make themselves available to provide consulting services and support to our clients. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time.

Stay healthy and stay safe! – The MTS Team

Upcoming MTS Courses

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
May 26th, 2020 May 26th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomCross Connection Control Awareness <7027>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day (0.7 CEU accredited) program will cover all aspects of cross connections as published in the Cross Connection Control Manual published by the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is delivered primarily in a classroom setting, agenda items include:

  • Introduction to Cross Connection Controls
  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Legal aspects
  • Recommended backflow prevention procedures
  • Application of backflow prevention procedures
  • Types of backflow preventers
  • Recommended installation procedure
  • Recommended cross connection control program start up
  • Review of the testing process
May 27th, 2020 May 27th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomCross Connection Control Program Maintenance <7149>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day session is beneficial to program managers and those responsible for operating existing backflow prevention programs. During the day we will review typical processes required to maintain an organized and proactive cross connection control program, for existing programs we cover the necessary components to establish and maintain momentum, our approach includes;

  • By-laws and policy review /development
  • Public relations programs
  • Assessment prioritization and customer connection type review
  • Administrative systems
  • Facility assessment and survey tracking (management)
  • Internal and external training and presentations
  • Group discussion regarding common industry challenges

Our goal is to reinforce proven procedures specifically tailored to promote client self-sufficiency to confidently manage their CCCP program in house.

For the utilities just starting a Backflow Prevention Program, MTS Provides Cross Connection Control Consulting services focused on the development and implementation of backflow prevention programs. MTS has developed a complete program template (sold separately) that provides a cost effective and easy way to implement a program.

Our Cross Connection Control Program Template includes;

  • Draft Bylaw & Policy
  • Procedures for:
    • Departmental responsibilities,
    • Emergency response for backflow incidences,
    • Record keeping,
    • Facility management,
    • Backflow preventer guidelines,
    • Bulletin development,
    • Fire hydrant policy,
    • Working alone program,
    • Forms and letters to customers,
  • Public education samples
  • Program references

Program implementation is a multi phase process and can reasonably be staged over 1 to 3 years; additional program budget consideration must be given to:

Public relations;

  • General program introduction via bill stuffers and newspaper adds
  • Industrial, Commercial and institutional customers by direct mail

Personnel training;

  • Backflow Preventer Testers Certification course pre requisite for program manager
  • Facility assessment training
  • Facility assessment & backflow preventer inventory tracking software
May 28th, 2020 May 28th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomCross Connection Awareness for Administrators and Support personnel <7151>1 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program covers pertinent aspects of cross connection control, referencing current manuals and standards, this session is of interest to those responsible for day to day water system and cross connection control program management/support, operations and Health Authority personnel. Agenda items include:

  • Introduction to Cross Connection Controls
  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Legal aspects
  • Recommended backflow prevention procedures
  • Types of backflow preventers
  • Installation procedure
  • Recommended cross connection control program development and implementation processes
  • Regulatory requirements
    • Operating Permits
    • CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
    • BCBC (British Columbia Building Code)
May 29th, 2020 May 29th, 2020 WebinarCross Connection Control Program Forum - Free day(s)11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.null$

Topic: Small to Medium CCC Programs - Premises Isolation, Challenges and Benefits

 

A FREE 1 hour webinar forum intended for industry personnel responsible for the administration of Cross Connection Control Programs.

 

This is intended to provide attendees opportunities to ask questions and share information that may be helpful to all in the pursuit of managing a successful CCC Program.

 

Registration is limited to 10. Please register with us to secure your spot.

June 1st, 2020 June 1st, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomBasic Math and Water System Flushing Calculations A.M <7127>0.5 day(s)8:00am to 12:00pm0.3$170.1

This 1/2 day program is designed for water utility operators and provides a review of basic math relating to water system flushing. We combine basic math excersises and build the skills required to enable an opterator to perform basic system calculations with confidence. agenda items include:

  • Introduction to math
  • Basic math excersises
  • Formulas
  • Conversions
  • Volume calculations
  • Flow rate calulations
June 2nd, 2020 June 2nd, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomBasic Math and Disinfection calculations A.M. <7126>0.5 day(s)8:00am to 12:00pm0.3$170.1

This 1/2 day program is designed for water utility operators and provides a review of basic math relating to chlorination and disinfection. We combine basic math exercises and build the skills required to enable an operator to perform basic system and chlorine calculations with confidence. agenda items include:

  • Introduction to math
  • Basic math exercises
  • Formulas
  • Conversions
  • Chlorine calculations
  • Volume calculations
  • Flow rate calculations
June 3rd, 2020 June 3rd, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomBackflow Assembly Trouble Shooting and Repair <7150>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day (0.6 CEU accredited) program provides information and lab time on trouble shooting, repair and maintenance of backflow assemblies. This session targets currently certified backflow assembly testers and maintenance personnel.

June 3rd, 2020 June 3rd, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomChlorine Handler Refresher <7121>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program is intended for operators who have taken a chlorine handler course and are looking to update their skills. Delivered in our interactive facility, this session provides hands on practice primarily dealing with chlorine gas systems with a focus on the safe handling techniques, equipment and emergency procedures.

CLASSROOM TOPICS WILL INCLUDE 

  • Review of chlorination calculations
  • Relationship between chlorine dosage, demand and residual 
  • Residual measurements
  • Review of Work Safe BC handbook
  • Review use of repair kits A and B
  • Choice of respirators
  • Written procedures for tank changeover
  • Topics suggested by attendees

 

 

WORKSHOP COMPONENTS

  • Perform tank hook-up
  • Perform leak control using repair kits 
  • Perform chlorine residual testing
  • Trouble shoot gas chlorinator malfunctions

 

June 4th, 2020 June 5th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$478.1

This 9 hr Recertification program provides existing certified testers the opportunity to ensure they are up to date with the latest testing procedures, and are familiar with AWWA Canadian Cross Connection test requirements and plumbing codes. The course is followed by the Recertification written and practical exams. Topic & Objectives include:

 

  •            AWWA Canadian Tester Certification policies - Understand the current policies and how they apply
  •            AWWA Canadian Manual - Identify and review Key components of the manual
  •            Current Testing Procedures - Hone testing skills on the RPB, DCV, PVB and SVB
  •            New Test forms and common errors - Proper use of the BCWWA practical test form
  •            Review CSA B64 – Re-enforce the working knowledge of the key components and use of B64
  •            BC Plumbing / Building Code – Re-enforce a working knowledge of key components of these BC Codes
  •            Basic Troubleshooting Concepts - Be able to recognize common failures in BFPs
  •            Local Bylaws & other relevant news - Gain a working knowledge of the relationship between Codes and local bylaws

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

**AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual is "not" included in cost**

 

June 4th, 2020 June 4th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Quality Sampling 1 Day (7775)1 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm0.6$346.85

Designed for people responsible for taking water samples and operators whose duties include sampling. This 1 day program provides a thorough coverage of the procedures for microbiological sampling and analysis, as well as a basic introduction to chemical, biological and other water quality parameter sampling.

June 5th, 2020 June 5th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomHypo Chlorination (1day) <7125>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day course is designed for the small system operator who is responsible for or will be responsible for the operation of a hypo-chlorinator. The program covers the basic aspects of hypo chlorination.

Broken into three modules:

  • Basic principles and concepts
  • Math
  • Hands on pump maintenance, trouble shooting, repairs and residual monitoring devises.

This course highlights the importance of disinfection and the monitoring process, concepts of chlorination, the types of hypo chlorites as well as safety and handling practices. The math will be a refresher of basic volume calculations then build into dilution factors and concentration calculations.

Operators will have access to a variety of hypo-chlorinators.

June 12th, 2020 June 12th, 2020 WebinarBackflow Testers Forum - Free day(s)11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.null$

A FREE 1 hour webinar forum intended for Backflow Assembly Testers.

This is intended to provide attendees opportunities to ask questions and share information that may be helpful in building skill sets related to testing and installing backflow preventers.

Registration is limited to 10. Please register with us to secure your spot.

 

June 16th, 2020 June 16th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterAutomatic Control Valves; Function, Maintenance, Startup and Troubleshooting <8167>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$310.1

A one day course providing detailed information on basic functions of automatic control valves. Includes how pressure reducing, relief and combination piloting systems work, main valve and pilot disassembly, maintenance techniques, startup and troubleshooting. Pilots are provided so students can practice disassembly and reassembly. A summary booklet is provided with all slides, step by step maintenance pictures and for taking notes for future reference. Designed for any operator, this course is a great introduction to control valves for the novice and a good refresher for more experienced operators.

June 16th, 2020 June 16th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSewer Pump and Lift Station Maintenance (Introductory) <7359>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day introductory course is designed for operators with Sewer lift stations as part of their utility operation and maintenance routines. The program provides attendee’s with a thorough review of the components, operational and safety requirements of working with lift stations. Hands on opportunities provided using clean demonstration equipment and a tour of a live station.

Agenda Item include:

  • Overview of a lift station
  • Safety
  • Components and Operations
  • Station Checks
  • Servicing Routines

 

June 16th, 2020 June 16th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomConfined Space Entry Programs – Development & Implementation1 day(s)8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.TBD$310.1

This course is intended for Small Business Owners, Maintenance Managers & Supervisors, Municipal Utility Department Personnel, Farm and Agricultural businesses and anyone wishing to develop a basic knowledge of the how to develop and implement a CSE Program. The course provides an in-depth review of the OHS Regulations regarding Confined Space Entry, Lock Out & Isolation, and Fall Protection in order to provide an understanding of the basic requirements of a CSE Program in order to provide safety to workers in the workplace.

 

 

TOPICS

Establishing the Need

Definitions

Identification & Inventory

OHS Regulations

Responsibilities

Hazard Assessments

Program Requirements

Implementation

Types of CSE safety and rescue equipment

Education and Training

Establishing a Rescue Plan & Practice Drills

 

Attendees will learn basic CSE Program Requirements in order to develop written procedures with intent to comply with current work-safe regulations and requirements.

 

 

June 17th, 2020 June 17th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomConfined Space Awareness <7152>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program is designed for utility operators, construction workers and anyone required to work in and around confined spaces. The session provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations, as well as a demonstration of equipment and personal protective equipment. Agenda items include:

1.       Definitions - To Comprehend CS terminology

2.       General Requirements & Responsibilities - Understanding the basic requirements & responsibilities of a CS Program

3.       CS Identification & Hazard Assessments - How to inventory CS & procedures for hazard assessments

4.       Lockout & Isolation - Requirements & application of lockout & isolation procedures

5.       Verification, Testing & Isolation - How to properly monitor, record & reduce atmospheric hazards

6.       Standby Personnel & Rescue - Understanding standby responsibilities & Rescue procedures

7.       Fall Protection & Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

 

8.       CS Program Implementation & Manual - How to implement or update a CS Program

June 18th, 2020 June 18th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomEmergency Response Plan Development <7153><1226452>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$394.1

This 1 day session combines an interactive discussion about Emergency Response Planning and reviewing the development of proper procedures, protocol, contact list and distribution of the Plans. The combined result will be a thorough knowledge of the development & maintenance process as well as a rough draft of a tailored water system ERP.

·        -  Plan Development

·         - Procedure Development

·         - Contact List

·         - Implementation of plan

·         - Communication Protocols

·         - Advisories and drafts

 

June 22nd, 2020 June 26th, 2020 Regional District of Nanaimo Environmental Services (Parksville)Backflow Assembly Tester Certification (VI) <7156>5 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$1423.92

This 5-day program covers aspects of cross connection controls and backflow preventer assembly testing as published in the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is followed by the BCWWA Backflow Assembly Testers Certification. Agenda items include:

 

 

Introduction to Cross Connection Control

  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Backflow incidents review
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard classifications and types of hazards
  • Methods of backflow control (types of backflow preventers)
  • General installation requirements
  • Cross connection control program basics
  • Troubleshooting and repair of backflow preventers
  • Theoretical and practical testing procedures for:
    • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer
    • Double Check Valve Assembly
    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker
    • Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker

 

 

 

 

Final Exam upon successful completion provides BCWWA Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75 % to pass)
  • Practical demonstration of ability to test valves as listed above

 

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

** Note: Upon request the course manual can be shipped in advance upon receipt of full payment. **

July 6th, 2020 July 10th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Certification <7156>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1010.1

This 5-day program covers aspects of cross connection controls and backflow preventer assembly testing as published in the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is followed by the BCWWA Backflow Assembly Testers Certification. Agenda items include:

 

Introduction to Cross Connection Control

  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Backflow incidents review
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard classifications and types of hazards
  • Methods of backflow control (types of backflow preventers)
  • General installation requirements
  • Cross connection control program basics
  • Troubleshooting and repair of backflow preventers
  • Theoretical and practical testing procedures for:
    • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer
    • Double Check Valve Assembly
    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker
    • Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker

 

 

Final Exam upon successful completion provides BCWWA Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75 % to pass)
  • Practical demonstration of ability to test valves as listed above

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

** Note: Upon request the course manual can be shipped in advance upon receipt of full payment. **

July 6th, 2020 July 10th, 2020 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Treatment - Level 2 <7602>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1103.55

This is a 5 day intermediate level course covering all core areas including: detailed treatment processes and systems, emerging technologies, mathematics and complex chlorine and chemical problem solving involving flow and filtration rates and, enhanced safety components. Troubleshooting tips, maintenance details, introductory management practices, and a thorough review of WT Level I is also undertaken in this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

July 14th, 2020 July 14th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This interactive and hands on course is of interest to: operators, contractors, fire fighters, engineers and those who are responsible for the fire hydrants on their system. This program provides maintenance requirements and procedures for a wide selection of the common hydrants in use today. This 1 day program covers Fire Hydrant Maintenance procedures, including:          

  • Safety
  • General hydrant maintenance requirements
  • Manufacturer specific hydrant maintenance
  • Hands on tear downs on several manufacturers hydrants
  • Whenever possible, we invite the manufacturer’s representatives to present the material specific to their hydrants. 

 

July 15th, 2020 July 15th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterLeak Detection (Water System) <7129>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This program is designed for operators, and those working with water distribution systems who are responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance. This 1 day program provides a variety of leak detection concepts such as leak detection justification, programs for water loss modeling and leak detection procedures. Agenda items include:

Leak Detection concepts:

  • Water Leak History and Statistics
  • Types of Leaks
  • Leak Detection Programs
    • Water Loss Modeling
    • Leak detection
  • Typical piping materials and their effect on leak detection
  • Acoustic Leak detection procedures and equipment
    • Geo Phones
    • Correlation systems
    • Data logging
  • Factors effecting acoustic leak detection
  • Alternative Leak detection methods
July 16th, 2020 July 16th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program is designed for water utility operators, contractors who install and work with water mains. This session considers dealing with a water main leak, we review procedures and repair materials and installation techniques, agenda items include:

  • Basic leak detection concepts
  • Proper system isolation procedures
  • Pipe types and the OD chart
  • Repair materials and installation techniques
  • Post repair procedures
  • Disinfection requirements
  • Chlorine calculations
  • Volume calculations
July 27th, 2020 July 31st, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1010.1

This 4.5 day course is designed for the operators who are or will be responsible for the operations of the disinfection process or processes. This hands-on and theoretical study course will provide the operator with a complete understanding, and the ability to apply and analyze the purpose, procedures, mathematical equations, operation and maintenance of the disinfection processes (existing, new or up and coming) for water and wastewater systems through classroom study and hands-on labs. Course topics are: 

1. Disinfection Basics   - Re-enforce the principles of disinfection

2. Chlorine - Understand the principles, application and safety aspects of chlorine gas

3. Chlorine Compounds - Identify and understand the concepts and applications for chlorine compound

4. Ultra Violet - Understand the principles, application and safety aspects of ultraviolet

5. Ozonation - Discuss the principles, application and safety aspects of Ozonation

6. Additional Processes - Discuss and identify the other processes that are utilized for disinfection

 

August 11th, 2020 August 11th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Awareness <7152>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program is designed for utility operators, construction workers and anyone required to work in and around confined spaces. The session provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations, as well as a demonstration of equipment and personal protective equipment. Agenda items include:

1.       Definitions - To Comprehend CS terminology

2.       General Requirements & Responsibilities - Understanding the basic requirements & responsibilities of a CS Program

3.       CS Identification & Hazard Assessments - How to inventory CS & procedures for hazard assessments

4.       Lockout & Isolation - Requirements & application of lockout & isolation procedures

5.       Verification, Testing & Isolation - How to properly monitor, record & reduce atmospheric hazards

6.       Standby Personnel & Rescue - Understanding standby responsibilities & Rescue procedures

7.       Fall Protection & Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

 

8.       CS Program Implementation & Manual - How to implement or update a CS Program

August 12th, 2020 August 12th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Entry Level II <8231>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$310.1

Prerequisite: Confined Space Awareness

This (1) day course provides proper procedures & practical exercise’s for students to safely enter a confined space using standard CS entry techniques & equipment with an additional component utilizing specialized techniques for simultaneous multiple worker entries. Topics Include:

1.       Regulations & Responsibilities - a review of OHS regulations & responsibilities,

2.       Hazards & Precautions - understanding hazards and learning precautions to eliminate,

3.       Inspection and Review of Equipment and PPE - reviewing function and operation of confined space entry equipment

4.       Knots, Rope and Specialized Equipment - Learn and demonstrate constructing a rope system for multiple worker entry

5.       Pre-Plan (Workers and Task)-  to Develop and organize a task plan

6.       Preparing Personnel for Entry / Inspection - understanding procedures and how to inspect equipment prior to use

7.       Preparing the Space for Entry - Learn how to set up equipment and prepare the space / area for entry

8.       Entry into a Confined Space - learning and demonstrating safe enter of a confined space

9.       Exiting a Confined Space - learn and demonstrate safe exit of a confined space

10.   Man-down Non-Entry Rescue Procedure - learn non-entry extraction techniques

11.   Post Entry Procedures

 

The course also provides a non-entry rescue exercise.

August 13th, 2020 August 13th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSewer Pump and Lift Station Maintenance (Introductory) <7359>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day introductory course is designed for operators with Sewer lift stations as part of their utility operation and maintenance routines. The program provides attendee’s with a thorough review of the components, operational and safety requirements of working with lift stations. Hands on opportunities provided using clean demonstration equipment and a tour of a live station.

Agenda Item include:

  • Overview of a lift station
  • Safety
  • Components and Operations
  • Station Checks
  • Servicing Routines

 

August 14th, 2020 August 14th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterElectrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations <8183>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$310.1

This 1 day course will provide an understanding of electrical components of sewage lift stations, to be familiar with electrical safety requirements and safe working procedures. Outlining: operational aspects so that operators are familiar with basic operational checks and emergency procedures, and maintenance aspects so operators are familiar with typical maintenance programs designed to keep pump stations operating.

August 31st, 2020 September 4th, 2020 North Vancouver, City of (Operations Centre)Backflow Assembly Tester Certification (Regional)<7156>5 day(s)7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.3.0$1100.4

This 5-day program covers aspects of cross connection controls and backflow preventer assembly testing as published in the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is followed by the BCWWA Backflow Assembly Testers Certification. Agenda items include:

 

 

Introduction to Cross Connection Control

  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Backflow incidents review
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard classifications and types of hazards
  • Methods of backflow control (types of backflow preventers)
  • General installation requirements
  • Cross connection control program basics
  • Troubleshooting and repair of backflow preventers
  • Theoretical and practical testing procedures for:
    • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer
    • Double Check Valve Assembly
    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker
    • Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker

 

 

 

 

Final Exam upon successful completion provides BCWWA Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75 % to pass)
  • Practical demonstration of ability to test valves as listed above

 

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

** Note: Upon request the course manual can be shipped in advance upon receipt of full payment. **

September 9th, 2020 September 9th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Refresher <8038>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This day program provides BCWWA Certified Backflow Assembly Testers an opportunity to re-enforce their testing skills and learn the latest testing procedures. Additionally, BCWWA is going to an every 5th year recertification program that includes a written and practical exam. This session provides the latest references regarding testing procedures, updates to regulations and current Cross Connection Control procedures as covered in the Backflow Assembly Tester Certification course.

 

September 10th, 2020 September 11th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$478.1

This 9 hr Recertification program provides existing certified testers the opportunity to ensure they are up to date with the latest testing procedures, and are familiar with AWWA Canadian Cross Connection test requirements and plumbing codes. The course is followed by the Recertification written and practical exams. Topic & Objectives include:

 

  •            AWWA Canadian Tester Certification policies - Understand the current policies and how they apply
  •            AWWA Canadian Manual - Identify and review Key components of the manual
  •            Current Testing Procedures - Hone testing skills on the RPB, DCV, PVB and SVB
  •            New Test forms and common errors - Proper use of the BCWWA practical test form
  •            Review CSA B64 – Re-enforce the working knowledge of the key components and use of B64
  •            BC Plumbing / Building Code – Re-enforce a working knowledge of key components of these BC Codes
  •            Basic Troubleshooting Concepts - Be able to recognize common failures in BFPs
  •            Local Bylaws & other relevant news - Gain a working knowledge of the relationship between Codes and local bylaws

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

**AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual is "not" included in cost**

 

September 28th, 2020 October 2nd, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level III <7851>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1010.1

This 4.5 day course will review all aspects of wastewater treatment operations from preliminary treatment through to return of effluent to the environment. The guiding documents in preparing the course are the ABC WWT plant operator Need-to-Know (NTK) criteria, the 2012 ABC standardized exam NTK criteria and the applicable Acts and Regulations of British Columbia.

 

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

October 5th, 2020 October 9th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution Level III / IV <7660>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1054.2

This is a 5 day course offeres an advanced level operator the opportunity to prepare for certification in Water Distribution Level III / IV, focusing on the practical aspects of advanced plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WD III or IV.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

October 5th, 2020 October 9th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution - Level 1-2 <7811>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1054.2

This 4.5 day course combines the introductory and second level water distribution disciplines, providing the basic knowledge and advanced appreciation of water distribution practices. Focusing on the practical aspects of construction, operation and maintenance of water distribution systems. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as WD-I / II.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for catagories such as Water Distribution OIT, Level 1 or 2.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

October 19th, 2020 October 23rd, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment Level III - IV <7606>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1010.1

This 5 day course offers an advanced level operator with the opportunity to prepare for certification in water treatment Level III or IV, focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT III or higher.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

October 19th, 2020 October 23rd, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level II <8084>2.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1010.1

This 4.5 day course provides WWT Level 1 operators with information needed in accordance with ABC Need-to-Know criteria. The course builds on knowledge and skills operators have, providing students with a deeper understanding of conventional activated sludge and solids processing found at larger municipal wastewater treatment plants. Each chapter covers calculations in detail.

Course topics include:

·         Wastewater characteristics

·         Preliminary treatment (screens and grit removal)

·         Primary treatment (sedimentation and floatation)

·         Trickling filters and rotating biological contactors

·         Activated sludge

·         Wastewater stabilization ponds               

·         Effluent disinfection, discharge and reuse

·         Sludge thickening & dewatering               

·         Sludge digestion and solids handling

 

 

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

 


October 26th, 2020 October 30th, 2020 Creston Education Centre - 617, 11th Avenue SouthBackflow Assembly Tester Certification (Regional)<7156>5 day(s)7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.3.0$1100.4

This 5-day program covers aspects of cross connection controls and backflow preventer assembly testing as published in the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is followed by the BCWWA Backflow Assembly Testers Certification. Agenda items include:

 

 

Introduction to Cross Connection Control

  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Backflow incidents review
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard classifications and types of hazards
  • Methods of backflow control (types of backflow preventers)
  • General installation requirements
  • Cross connection control program basics
  • Troubleshooting and repair of backflow preventers
  • Theoretical and practical testing procedures for:
    • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer
    • Double Check Valve Assembly
    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker
    • Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker

 

 

 

 

Final Exam upon successful completion provides BCWWA Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75 % to pass)
  • Practical demonstration of ability to test valves as listed above

 

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

** Note: Upon request the course manual can be shipped in advance upon receipt of full payment. **

October 27th, 2020 October 28th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <7765>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$534.1

This 2 day Small Wastewater Systems course will be of value to operators of wastewater systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500. Upon completion of the course, students will have satisfied the training requirements which, combined with appropriate experience, will make them eligible to write the Small Wastewater Systems exam for the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

October 29th, 2020 October 30th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$587.65

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 2 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500. Upon completion of the course, students will have satisfied the training requirements which, combined with appropriate experience, will make them eligible to write the Small Water Systems exam for the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

This course will be followed by an EOCP examination session at the end of the second day of the course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

November 2nd, 2020 November 6th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 2 <7602>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1103.55

This is a 5 day intermediate level course covering all core areas including: detailed treatment processes and systems, emerging technologies, mathematics and complex chlorine and chemical problem solving involving flow and filtration rates and, enhanced safety components. Troubleshooting tips, maintenance details, introductory management practices, and a thorough review of WT Level I is also undertaken in this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

November 16th, 2020 November 20th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 1 <7572>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1054.2

This is a 5 day introductory course providing a basic knowledge of water treatment processes focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT I.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

November 16th, 2020 November 20th, 2020 Lower MainlandWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1054.2

This 4.5 day course provides the fundamentals for operating and maintaining collection systems efficiently and effectively. Also included are the basics of chemistry, biology, hydraulics and math for waste water collections operators. This also serves as a prep course for the EOCP certification exam for waste water collections level I and II. Topics Include:


1) Wastewater Collection Systems - Learn the different wastewater collection systems and characteristics

2) Lift Stations - Understanding what lift stations are and their roll in wastewater collection

3) Hydraulics & Mathematics concepts for Wastewater Collections - Grasp the mathematical & hydraulic concepts that pertain to wastewater

4) Operation and Maintenance of Equipment - Understanding the basics and importance of pumps, electricity and cleaning

5) Basic Biology and Chemistry for Wastewater Collections - Learn the basic biology and chemistry that is used in wastewater collection

6) Inspecting and Testing Collection Systems - To gain the knowledge about the different procedures for inspecting and testing collection systems


** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

 

 

November 16th, 2020 November 20th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level I <8010>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1010.1

This 5 day course is designed for those working in a waste water treatment Plant environment. Combining the experience and knowledge acquired in the field, this session provides education and tools to better prepare attendee’s for the WWT Level I Examination.

Thanks for your continued support and interest in training with MTS

 

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

November 23rd, 2020 November 27th, 2020 Lower MainlandWater Distribution - Level 1-2 <7811>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1054.2

This 4.5 day course combines the introductory and second level water distribution disciplines, providing the basic knowledge and advanced appreciation of water distribution practices. Focusing on the practical aspects of construction, operation and maintenance of water distribution systems. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as WD-I / II.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for catagories such as Water Distribution OIT, Level 1 or 2.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

December 8th, 2020 December 8th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This interactive and hands on course is of interest to: operators, contractors, fire fighters, engineers and those who are responsible for the fire hydrants on their system. This program provides maintenance requirements and procedures for a wide selection of the common hydrants in use today. This 1 day program covers Fire Hydrant Maintenance procedures, including:          

  • Safety
  • General hydrant maintenance requirements
  • Manufacturer specific hydrant maintenance
  • Hands on tear downs on several manufacturers hydrants
  • Whenever possible, we invite the manufacturer’s representatives to present the material specific to their hydrants. 

 

December 9th, 2020 December 9th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterLeak Detection (Water System) <7129>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This program is designed for operators, and those working with water distribution systems who are responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance. This 1 day program provides a variety of leak detection concepts such as leak detection justification, programs for water loss modeling and leak detection procedures. Agenda items include:

Leak Detection concepts:

  • Water Leak History and Statistics
  • Types of Leaks
  • Leak Detection Programs
    • Water Loss Modeling
    • Leak detection
  • Typical piping materials and their effect on leak detection
  • Acoustic Leak detection procedures and equipment
    • Geo Phones
    • Correlation systems
    • Data logging
  • Factors effecting acoustic leak detection
  • Alternative Leak detection methods
December 10th, 2020 December 10th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program is designed for water utility operators, contractors who install and work with water mains. This session considers dealing with a water main leak, we review procedures and repair materials and installation techniques, agenda items include:

  • Basic leak detection concepts
  • Proper system isolation procedures
  • Pipe types and the OD chart
  • Repair materials and installation techniques
  • Post repair procedures
  • Disinfection requirements
  • Chlorine calculations
  • Volume calculations