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May 18th, 2021 May 20th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This 3 day course provides basic knowledge and information needed to operate Small Wastewater Collections and Treatment systems.  Suitable for operators and/or custodians operating Small Wastewater Systems with up to 500 population on a part time or full time, and needing to acquire knowledge and information to operate said systems efficiently and economically.

 

Instruction topics include:

  • Safety
  • Sewage collection systems
  • Lagoons
  • Septic systems
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Sewage lift stations
  • Electricity and Applied Mathematics
  • Overviews of system components
  • Disinfection
  • Structures and group discussions on mechanical concepts
  • Operations strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Trouble shooting practices

This course will prepare operators to write a Small Wastewater System Certification Exam. MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow 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.

May 26th, 2021 May 27th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomConfined Space Entry Program Development, ERP Audit & Implementation2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.TBD$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Confined Space Entry Programs - Development & Implementation

A one-day course intended for maintenance managers & supervisors, municipal utility department personnel, farm and agricultural businesses, small business owners, and anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of developing and implementing a CSE Program. The course provides an in-depth review of the OHS / Work Safe BC Regulations, workplace evaluation procedures, personnel training, program documentation, procurement of safety equipment and other components necessary to implement a CSE Program to provide safety to workers in the workplace.  Topics include: 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.

 

 ERP Audit & Implementation

With a combination of class instruction and interactive group discussions, the course is designed to assist with a review and update of existing Water & Wastewater Emergency Response Plans, communication protocols, refine administrative updates, and implementation processes. The attendee participation during class will assist in the review and revision of their own existing ERPs, as they will be the ones who will need to customize the updated plans to their systems. Topics include: Components or ERPs, Discuss existing Utility ERPs, Review existing contact list, Review existing written procedures, Review existing communication protocols, implementing ERP, Future revisions and updates.

 

May 31st, 2021 June 4th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.7$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This 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 wastewater collections operators. This also serves as a prep course for the EOCP certification exam for wastewater collections level I.

 

An EOCP examination session will follow at the end of this class.

** 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.


 

June 15th, 2021 June 16th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater and Wastewater Pump Operations & Maintenance <8243>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This course is designed to assist field staff troubleshoot and repair water and sewer pumps. Hydraulics are introduced to assist with getting the best efficiency for the utility. At the end of the two day session the Pump Station Operator will have a better understanding of the importance of pump maintenance as it related to the operating expenses of the utility. The operator will also have the confidence to troubleshoot and tear down water and sewer pumps to perform basic repairs.

1.       Water Pump Fundamentals - Including wear rings and Impeller height settings

2.       Pump Cavitation and NPSH - Cavitation costs, modifying system parameters to resolve / minimize damage

3.       Pump Curves and Hydraulics - Includes affinity laws to begin the discussion on Variable frequency drives

4.       Sewer Pump Fundamentals including wire to water efficiency - Discuss true long term cost of ownership of various types of sewage pumps

5.       Pump rebuilding, bearing installation and troubleshooting - How to identify thrust direction and identify causes of bearing failure

 

6.       Pump alignment and next steps to increased efficiency - Alignment fundamentals, soft foot, base grouting, effects of piping strain

June 22nd, 2021 June 23rd, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomIntroduction to Watershed Monitoring and Management <1226546>2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

 

Designed for water system operators, this course offers a basic understanding of watershed management and awareness. Topics will characterize drinking water sources and watersheds, discussing the many seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial impacts on water sources. Topics  and objectives include:

1. Introduction to watersheds - Characterizing drinking water watersheds

2. Source water - Understanding and defining both surface and ground water sources

3. Impacts on source water - To discuss and define the impacts of seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial on source water

4. Watershed monitoring - Evaluating factors to consider in a monitoring program

5. Responsibilities - Identify water system management and operator responsibilities for watershed monitoring

 

July 5th, 2021 July 9th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Distribution Level I - II <7811>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This 5 day course combines the basic requirements of a water distribution system with advanced practical aspects of system construction, operation and maintenance. 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.

 

July 13th, 2021 July 15th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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 3 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

Regulations & Responsibilities - Understand the operator requirements and the regulatory requirements 

Watersheds, Sources & Wells - Identify the water sources for a small water system

Treatment - Acknowledge the requirements and methods for treatment

Storage & Math - Comprehend the math formulas used for volume, dosage and cleaning

Disinfection - Understand disinfection principles and the application, of hypo chlorination

Distribution Systems - Recognize the purpose of maintaining and troubleshooting a distribution system

Water Quality & Sampling - Understand and define water quality along with the proper techniques for sampling

Safety - Re-enforce the necessity and requirements of Safety

 

MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow 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 20th, 2021 July 22nd, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This 3 day course provides basic knowledge and information needed to operate Small Wastewater Collections and Treatment systems.  Suitable for operators and/or custodians operating Small Wastewater Systems with up to 500 population on a part time or full time, and needing to acquire knowledge and information to operate said systems efficiently and economically.

 

Instruction topics include:

  • Safety
  • Sewage collection systems
  • Lagoons
  • Septic systems
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Sewage lift stations
  • Electricity and Applied Mathematics
  • Overviews of system components
  • Disinfection
  • Structures and group discussions on mechanical concepts
  • Operations strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Trouble shooting practices

This course will prepare operators to write a Small Wastewater System Certification Exam. MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow 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 27th, 2021 July 28th, 2021 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomACRS and Budgeting.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pmNA$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Asset Condition Reporting Systems

 

This course is intended to provide operators a review of the ACRS process and provide process information so communities can support the program by providing the consultants with local information and system knowledge

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