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Request for CEU Replacement

Effective May 1st, 2017 the MWWA will be charging $20.00 plus GST ($1.00) - $21.00 for each CEU replacement Certificate that is requested.

You can request a CEU Replacement Certificate by filling out the Request form:  Request for CEU Replacement.pdf

Red River College - Fall 2017 Courses

Civil Engineering Technology - courses being offered - Fall 2017 

2017 Courses - Registration form.

Fall 2017 - Diagnostics Quiz

Fall 2017 - Diagnostics FORMULA Sheets

Fall 2017 - Diagnostics Quiz letter

**Please check back regularly for more 2017 workshop updates.**

The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise. Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the website to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding.

Upcoming Workshops

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 16 Oct 2020
    Register

    Mathematics Correspondence Course

    CEUs

    9.0 CEUs

    Description

    The course covers the basic mathematics skills required by a water or wastewater operator. It also gives practical experience in the application of this math to water and wastewater problems. This course will be of interest to operators who have difficulty with math or those who wish to upgrade their skills.

    Correspondence Information: Material for this course will be mailed out upon registration. It consists of a manual and participant workbook (combined) with 9 unit review mail-in lessons.

    Once a registrant has completed all of the mail in lessons and they have been returned marked, a course completion exam can be arranged (proctor required). An overall minimum of 70% is needed to achieve a passing grade. If unsuccessful, one rewrite will be allowed.

    Registrants have a maximum of one year from receipt of the material to complete this course.

    Delivery Formats

    Home Study,

    Outline

    • Whole numbers, fractions, decimals
      Basic mathematics
      Area, volume, ratios, metric units
      Use of calculators
      Problem solving
      Water treatment calculations
      Water distribution calculations
      Wastewater collection calculations
      Wastewater treatment calculations
      Everyday use of math

    Cost

    $460.00 Must have current MWWA Membership

    $560.00 Non-Members

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 16 Oct 2020
    Register

    Water Treatment Plant Operations Correspondence Course

    CEUs

    15.0 CEUs

    Description

    This course is available through correspondence only.

    It covers the practical aspects of operating a water treatment plant, including coagulation, sedimentation, U.V. disinfection, and rapid sand and membrane filtration. It has been designed to keep the content pertinent to on-the-job operations.

    Correspondence Information: Material for this course will be mailed out upon registration. It consists of a participant manual and workbook (combined) with 15 unit review mail-in lessons and a Water Treatment Plant Operators Handbook.

    Once a registrant has completed all of the mail in lessons and they have been returned marked, a course completion exam can be arranged (proctor required). An overall minimum of 70% is needed to achieve a passing grade. If unsuccessful, one rewrite will be allowed.

    Registrants have a maximum of one year from receipt of the material to complete this course.

    NOTE: This is an in-depth course and an operator must be prepared to commit significant time to complete it successfully.

    Prerequisites

    Registrants should be employed by a municipality and actively working in a water treatment plant. Operators MUST have access to a plant that uses coagulation, sedimentation, and filtration to register for this course – some testing equipment is required.

    Delivery Formats

    Home Study,

    Outline

    • Facets of water supply
      Chemistry & water quality
      Bacteria and algae
      The physical plant
      Pumping rates
      Chemical feeders
      Coagulation
      Sedimentation basics
      Filtration alternatives
      Corrosion control
      Chlorination
      Safety
      Ph and alkalinity
      Disinfection of water

    Cost

    $520.00 Must have current MWWA Membership

    $620.00 Non-Members

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Portage la Prairie
    Register

    Water Loss Management - Leak Detection

    LEAK DETECTION OVERVIEW and EQUIPMENT USE and DEMONSTRATION

     

    Course Outline

     

     

    TIME                       

               

     

    DESCRIPTION of ACTIVITY

    08:30 A.M. – 08:45 A.M.

                                   

     

    INTRODUCTION

            Instructor Credentials for Leading the Course

            Overview of the Course Content

            Learning Outcomes

            Agenda

            Participant Introductions

    08:45 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

     

             

    —  Methods of Leak Detection — How Destructive Can a Leak Be?

    —  Characteristics of a Leak

    —  Leak Losses Compared

     

    10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.   

    BREAK

    10:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.    

     

    —  How Costly Can a Leak Be?

    —  Types of Leaks

    —  Leak Detection Equipment

    12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.      

    LUNCH            

     

     

    1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

      

     

     

            Acoustic Listening Device operation

            Leak Noise Correlation Operation 

      2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

     

    BREAK

      2:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

     

     

     

    Continuation Equipment Operation

            Acoustic Listening Device operation

            Leak Noise Correlation Operation 

            Course Quiz

            Course Review and Final Discussion

    4:30 P.M. – 4:40 P.M.

     

              COURSE EVALUATION

      

    No refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Canad Inn - Portage la Prairie
    Register

    Course Description Detail 


    Title: Chemical Safety

    This one-day course will provide information about WHMIS, personal protective equipment, identification, storage and handling of the most common water treatment chemicals.


    What will be covered?


    • The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

    • Types of personal protective equipment to be used for safe chemical handling

    • Properties of the most common water treatment chemicals

    • Potential hazards of chemicals

    • Chemical handling and storage requirements

    • Procedures for handling chemical spillsNo refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.


    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Canad Inn - Portage la Prairie
    Register

    Confined Space/Standby Worker & Non-entry Rescue

    Confined Space

    This program is based on the requirements of Provincial legislation and competencies within NFPA 1006. The Confined Space Entry session thoroughly covers competencies required by those who intend to enter confined spaces as part of their work duties. The 2nd day of training adds the responsibilities for Standby Workers and methods of Non-Entry Rescue.

    The Course Covers

    • Definition of a Confined Space and Examples
    • Provincial Legislation, CSA z1006, NFPA 1006
    • Case studies
    • Hazards of Confined Spaces
    • Safe work procedures and Entry permits
    • Atmospheric monitoring and Calibration
    • Ventilation
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Respiratory Protection

    Standby Worker & Non-Entry Rescue

    Prerequisite: Confined Space Entry

    This second day of training helps to ensure that those tasked with the roles and responsibilities of a “Standby Worker” fully understand the importance and the legislated responsibilities of the role. In addition to the Standby Worker component, participants will be challenged with Non-Entry. Rescue techniques and scenarios to removal entrants from confined spaces without inadvertently endangering the lives of coworkers who may attempt to enter for rescue.

    The Course Covers

    - Standby Worker Defined

    - Roles & Responsibilities

    - Administration & Accountability

    - Rescue Procedures & Emergencies

    - Rescue Defined

    - Non-Entry Rescue & Emergency Procedures

    - Equipment, Tripods & Winches

    - Rope Rescue Haul Systems

    - First Aid Review

    The cost covers the participant materials, certificates, and wallet cards. 

    No refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 

      


    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Canad Inns - Portage la Prairie
    Register

    WATER METER: CUSTOMER SERVICE USAGE AND OPERATION ISSUES

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Time                                          Description of Activity

         

    08:30 am. – 08:45 am.              INTRODUCTION

                                 

    ·       Instructor credentials for leading the course

    ·       Overview of the course content

    ·       Learning outcomes

    ·       Agenda

    ·       Participant introductions

     

    08:45A.M. – 9:15               IDENTIFICATION OF WATER METERING ISSUES

    ·       Group discussion about complaints and operational concerns

    9:15 A.M. – 10:30               CUSTOMER METERING CHALLENGES

    ·       Meter reading under-registration and how it affects revenue generation

    ·       Estimated, missed and incorrect readings

    ·       Visual reading, touch pad reading

    ·       Meter verification/ calibration

    ·       Repair – wearable parts, recondition

    ·       Record keeping – regulatory requirements

     

    10:30  – 10:45                BREAK

    10:45  – 12:30                  CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE

    ·       Review pro-active programs including other service response protocols

    ·       Scenarios involving the resolution of water metering issues

    WORKSHOP 

    ·       In groups of 3 – 4 people, an issue will be examined and the proper response protocol to that issue will be identified.

    ·       Group presentations

    ·       Quiz

    12:30   1:00                  LUNCH        

     

    1 PM - 2:30 pm                   HANDS-ON PRACTICAL COMPONENT

     

    HOW TO READ A METER

     

    ·       Understanding meter readings

    ·       Quantity calculations

    ·       Meter multipliers – verification and understanding what it is

    ·       Data interpretation – reading billing history and trends, etc.

     

     

    ON-SITE METER READING

     

    ·       Touch pad operation

    ·       Environmental considerations

    ·       Proper documentation

    ·       Reading issues

    ·       Fault finding and demonstrations

     

     2:30 – 2:45                      BREAK

     

    2:45  – 4:15 pm                  AMR (AUTOMATIC METER READING)

     

    ·       The future is AMR and AMI

    ·       Understanding how the readings are taken and processed

    ·       AMI - Advanced Metering Infrastructure is an integrated system of meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers.

    ·       ICI Meters

     

     

    WORKSHOP (Groups of 3 – 4)

     

    ·       Reading issues

    ·       Identification

    ·       Problem solving

    ·       Review and presentations

     

    4:15 - 4:30 pm                     Review and test

    No refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.


    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Canad Inn - Portage la Prairie
    Register

    Course Description Detail 

    Collection System Odour and Corrosion Control

    This one-day course has been designed to give collection system operators an understanding of the causes of sewer odours, corrosion, and the various control techniques.


    What will be covered?

    • Causes of odour formation and corrosion

    Hydrogen sulphide awareness and         

    Odour and corrosion resolutions.

    No refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.


    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


     


     



    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Canad Inn - Portage la Prairie
    Register

    Nutrient Removal Systems

    This one day course is designed for operational staff to gain a good understanding of phosphorus and nitrogen removal systems. This course will assist operators in recognizing operational issues related to nutrients associated with wastewater, and the various ways to troubleshoot and correct these issues.


    What will be covered?

    ·        Nitrogen in the environment

    ·        Sources and microbiological principles

    ·        Nitrification and de-nitrification

    ·        Physical/chemical processes

    ·        Breakpoint chlorination and ion exchange

    ·        Phosphorus removal methods-biological/chemical

    ·        Process layouts, advantages and disadvantages

    ·        Biological removal equipment

    ·        Abnormal and emergency operating conditions

    No refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Canad Inn - Portage la Prairie
    Register
    H2S ALIVE

    ·       Participants should be physically capable to perform the required exercises to pass the program e.g., employees not on Workers’ Compensation or light duty.

    ·       Appropriate clothing is recommended (i.e. jeans, pants).

     

    Workshop Check-in:  8:00 am

    Start Time:  8:30 am

    Participants who are late may be refused admission

    H2S ALIVE

    This course is intended for all workers in industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The primary focus is to help people work safely in and around H2S environments. This course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each participant is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and perform rescue lift and drag exercises.

    Lunch:  12:00 – 1 pm – lunch will be provided

    Outcomes:

    Each participant will receive a certificate for this course valid for three years upon successful completion of this course with a minimum score of 70%.

     Chapters

    1)      H2S Properties, Health Hazards and locations

    2)      Hazard Assessment

    3)      Respiratory Protection

    4)      Gas Detection

    5)      Initial Response Strategy.

    No refunds or cancellations after October 31st, 2017. Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

    Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.7 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

    Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

    Make cheque or money order payable to:

    Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

    Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

    Phone – Toll Free – 1-866-396-2549

    Fax – 1-204-239-6872

    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued.

    Attendees will be registered only when payment is received.

    Substitutions are not permitted.  


    ·    MWWA Membership application available at: https://mwawa.wildapricot.org/join-us

    ·    Inclement Weather Policy:  The MWWA conducts a number of workshops during the winter months when the possibility of inclement weather could arise.  Should the weather be questionable, contact us toll free at (866) 396-2549 or locally at (204) 239-6868 or on the Website at: www.mwwa.net to determine whether or not your workshop will be proceeding. 

    ·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


Continuing Education Guidelines

Guidelines for Continuing Education Unit Evaluation and Credit  and a complete listing of all Provincially approved training can be found on the Manitoba Government website.

Guidelines and Approved Training

Workshop Development

MWWA is always looking for new partners to provide professional and engaging workshops for operators.

If you are interested in working with the MWWA tto develop and provide training to Manitoba operators please review the RFP Guidelines for Education Services or contact the MWWA office.

Correspondence Courses:

Math Correspondence Course and Water Treatment Correspondence Course available here: 

Correspondence Course Order Form 2017.pdf

Effective October 1st, 2017 new prices will be in effect for the above noted correspondence courses.  Mathematics course will be $460.00 (Member rate); $560.00 (Non-member rate).  Water Treatment Plant Operations will be $520.00 (Member rate); $620.00 (Non-member rate). 

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

For the purposes of the operator certification criteria, one CEU represents 10 contact-hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under the capable direction of qualified instructors or otherwise presented in a manner approved by the Director. CEU courses are offered by a variety of providers. To be used towards certification the subject must be “water or wastewater works operations, engineering, science, or a related field”.

Continuing Education Requirements

Effective January 1, 2015 operators will need at least 6.0 CEU's for certificate renewals every 5 years. Operators who hold a certificate in multiple categories must meet CEU requirements for all categories (i.e. combination of training courses in all categories).

Forty-five (45) CEU is equivalent to 1 grade of high school level achievement or 1 year of post secondary education.
The Regulation defines contact-hour as one hour of two-way communication and interaction between a learner and an instructor in order for the learner to gain knowledge and to receive
feedback.

Example

An operator for the Town of Stonewall who is certified in all four categories (the highest being a Class 2) will require 6.0 CEUs to renew all four categories; the same requirement for a class 4 certified Operator who is only certified in one category. The 6.0 CEUs required for the said operator who works for Stonewall must be courses/training related to both water and wastewater, thus the Guidelines indicate “Operators who hold a certificate in multiple categories must meet CEU requirements for both or all categories(ie: combination of training courses in both or all categories)”.
This means they could have 1.2 CEU in water treatment; 2.4 in distribution and collection; 1.2 in wastewater treatment; and 1.2 in safety/first aid, etc.

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