Water Distribution Systems Operator Level 1 Training Course - Course 6131

Water Distribution Systems Operator Level 1 Training Course

Attributes
  • CEUs: 2.4
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04211012: CEUs: 2.4 DS DW WW
  • Time of Class: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coordinator Niki Brightstone     email: niki@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3877
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This three-day course will prepare the participant to successfully apply for and take the Florida Level 1 water distribution operators’ exam. Topics include managing the operational and maintenance needs of water storage and distribution facilities; distribution system water quality concerns and disinfection; water distribution system safety; interpreting and applying Federal, State and Local rules and regulations; planning and record keeping requirements; personnel and program management; community interaction and public relations.  Students will complete pratice quizzes and tests during the course.  Upon completion of the training, the student will receive a certification of course completion that can be used to apply for the Level 1 State examination. 

 

At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to:

 

  1. Apply to take the State of Florida Water Distribution Operator Level 1 examination.
  2. Discuss the operation, maintenance and management needs of a water distribution system serving 100,000 or more persons.
  3. By interpreting Federal, State and Local rules and regulations, identify the water quality concerns and disinfection needs of water distribution systems.
  4. Describe the safety practices and programs related to water distribution system operation and maintenance.
  5. Discuss the administrative and supervisory requirements of water distribution system management.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to perform math calculations related to the operation, maintenance and management of a water distribution system.

 

Along with a printed handout, all students will receive a copy of the American Water Works Association’s Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook, Fourth Edition.

 
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Approved by the FDEP for Distribution Level 1-Students must be level 2 Distribution System Certified before taking this class
 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
 
"I just wanted to thank you for the great Level 1 class we just went to.  Three out of the four employees have taken the state test and passed!  Thanks for everything!"
 
"Glynn really knows how to keep the class interesting!"
 
"Excellent information!"

"I liked most the small group, lots of interaction, very casual & comfortable."

"This course was very personable- one on one- not too many people teaching,  easy to understand."

 

INSTRUCTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

Glynn Stoffel, CET

Mr. Stoffel is a certified environmental trainer and consultant with extensive experience in maintaining and managing underground utility systems.  As a training consultant, he has delivered thousands of hours of training throughout the country on the safe operation, maintenance and construction of water, sewer and storm drain systems. His consulting services include distribution and collection system O&M program development and CMOM program management.  In addition to his work with the TREEO center, he conducts training for the Maryland Center for Environmental Training at the College of Southern Maryland and the Technology Transfer (T2) Center at the University of Maryland.  He has an AA in Civil Engineering Technology and a BS in Business Administration (Management) from the University of Baltimore.  The Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes him as a Certified Environmental Safety and Health Trainer (CET).

 
      
  
 

Water Distribution System Operator

 Level 1 Training
 
Course Syllabus
Class starts at 8am and ends at 5pm daily
 
 

Agenda

 

DAY 1

 

Hour

Subject

1

Introductions– Distribution System Regulations (Chapter 1)

2

Regulations (cont’d); Distribution Math Calculations (Appendix C)

3

Distribution Math Calculations, (cont’d)

4

Distribution System Hydraulics (Chapter 21)

5

Managing System Operations (Chapter 2)

6

Operational Practices (Chapter 3)

7

Distribution System Design (Chapter 4)

8

Day One Practice Test

 

DAY 2

Hour

Subject

1

Day 1 Test Review

2

Water Main Pipe (Chapter 5)

3

Distribution System Valves (Chapter 6)

4

Water Main Installation and Rehabilitation (Chapter 7)

5

Water Main Installation and Rehabilitation (cont’d)

6

Disinfection of Water Mains and Storage Facilities (Chapter 8)

7

Fire Hydrants (Chapter 9)

8

Day Two Practice Test

 

DAY 3

 

Hour

Subject

1

Day 2 Test Review

2

Water Storage; Water Services (Chapters 10 and 11)

3

Meters; Cross-Connection Control (Chapters 12 and 13)

4

Cross-Connection Control (cont’d); Pumps and Motors (Chapter 14)

5

Water Wells; Distribution System Safety (Chapters 15 and 16)

6

Distribution System Safety (cont’d); Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Response (Chapter 17)

7

Public Relations (Chapter 20)

8

Day Three Practice Test