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Watermain Disinfection for the Field Operator

  • 14 May 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • 15 May 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Classroom


  • GST Exemption for Prov. of MB staff only.

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Virtual Classroom - Instructor Led

This course will be presented by our training partner BCWWA

May 14 & 15, 2024  10:00 am – 6:00 pm. (CDT) both days  

CEU Credits: 1.2

Class Format

Virtual classes are offered in real time with a live instructor. When you are part of a virtual class, your instructor is able to provide the interactive classroom experience from your own computer. You can participate in discussions, test your knowledge and ask questions, just like in a regular classroom. These classes run similarly to a live class and are a great option for those people interested in completing their training in a typical timeframe.

Learning Objectives 

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Better understand why we disinfect: A history of mortality rates, life expectancy and population before sanitized water
  • Recognize the advent of sanitary water supply and the significance to society
  • Differentiate between various waterborne disease with an overview of the 4 major categories of transmission and a description of waterborne bacterial pathogens, viruses, and protozoan parasites
  • Understand disinfection types used in the water industry and their applications
  • Outline regulatory agencies Drinking water protection act relevant sections –
    • BC Health and Relevancy to the field worker and;
    • Standards agency AWWA, NSF, CSA
  • Differentiate between various methods of disinfecting pipelines and reservoirs including:
    • Disinfection overview and pre flush
    • Tablet method
    • Slug method
    • Continuous feed method
    • Equipment, Venturi, chemical feed pump, premix liquid flushing methods
    • Pressure testing
  • Perform practical calculations such as: - Volume, velocity, and flow rate applications, chemical feed rates and concentration and flow rate calculations
  • Comprehend the verification process and dechlorination techniques.

Who Should Attend 

You should take this course if you:

  • Operator or field supervisor of water utilities systems of any size or setting.

All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate. 

Contact the MWWA office for any questions related to registration for this event.

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