Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Renewal Training

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New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is providing three training programs this spring for New York Wastewater Operators. Each program is approved for 6 contact hours toward renewal of a wastewater treatment plant operator certificate. Register for the training at NEIWPCC's website: http://www.neiwpcc.org/training/calendar.asp.

1. Proper Sampling for Process and Reporting - March 1, 2016. In this course, the instructors will explain and demonstrate the proper procedures for sampling for pH, DO, TSS, BOD, coliforms, ammonia, TKN, nitrite, total phosphorus, orthophosphorus, aquatic toxicity, sludge, metals, oil and grease, and volatile organics. They will also cover the procedures for taking samples for process control testing. Topics to be discussed include the development of a sampling plan, proper sampling locations, sampling devices and containers, preservation and holding times, and chain-of-custody procedures. The program is scheduled to run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and will be held at the Washington County Municipal Center, Fort Edward, NY.

2. Laboratory Practices - March 2, 2016. This course provides WWTP personnel with the opportunity to learn the laboratory tests for NPDES permitting and plant operations. Topics to be covered include proper sampling techniques; analyses, meter calibrations, and general QA for pH; total residual chlorine; total suspended solids; biochemical oxygen demand; E-coli; total phosphorous and turbidity; secondary treatment processes; lab management; and chemical hygiene. The program is scheduled to run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and will be held at the Washington County Municipal Center, Fort Edward, NY.

3. Polymers and Sludge Conditioning - May 11, 2016. Polymers play an integral part in meeting effluent requirements and reducing sludge volumes. This one-day course covers the make-up, application, and dewatering principals associated with polymers. Students must bring a basic calculator for this course. This program runs from 8:30 am-3:30 pm and will be held at the Peru Fire Hall, Peru, NY.

For more information and to register for these training programs, please visit NEIWPCC's website at http://www.neiwpcc.org/training/calendar.asp.

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