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AWWA Water Loss Seminar

August 29-30, 2017 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

AWWA provides a CEU certificate showing 14 credit hours earned.

How much water is your utility losing to leakage, customer meter error or water theft? How can your utility quantify these water losses or identify the cost burdens the losses impart upon the system? Water utilities recognize not only the need to regularly account for their supplies but also the importance of trained personnel in the auditing and validation processes. This seminar, facilitated by experts from the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee, will help utilities establish accountability by giving attendees instruction on the AWWA Standard Water Audit compilation and data validation process.

Day 1 includes lunch.

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Hydrant & Valve Maintenance - September 26th, Tuesday - Selkirk, MB.  Register now!

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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.

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

Upcoming Workshops

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Selkirk Inn & Conference Centre - 162-168 Main St, Selkirk, MB

    Participants should dress accordingly for live water applications.

    8:30 – 9:00 am

    -          Proper Valve box Installation

    9:00 – 9:45 am

    -          AWWA Gate Valve Design, Operation and Maintenance

    9:45 – 10:00 am

    - AWWA Butterfly Valve Design,          Operation and Maintenance

    Coffee Break:

    10:00 – 10:30 am 
    10:30 – 11:30 pm

    - AWWA Fire Hydrant Design, Operation and Maintenance


    11:30 – 12:00
    12:00 – 1:00 pm

    - AWWA Fire Hydrant Design, Operation and Maintenance

    1:00 – 1:30 pm

                - Establishing a proper maintenance program and Workshop instructions

    1:30 - 4:30 pm

    -          Workshop in the field working on hydrants, taking them apart, discussing the repairs needed and reassembling the hydrants.  Each hydrant will be operated upon completion.

    4:30 pm – Adjourn 

    Presenter:  Don Webb, Meuller Canada

    Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) under the Manitoba operator certification program. 

    Please be advised that when

    collecting CEUs for certification purposes, to ensure that the courses that you intend to submit in support of your certification request, are not overlapping in content. 

    The Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association will not assume any responsibility for injury, loss of life or lost or stolen articles at any MWWA function by delegates, exhibitors and/or speakers.

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    Please - no Refunds or Cancellations after Friday, September 15th, 2017.

    Please register for this workshop by Friday, September 15th, 2017.

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

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


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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