Location: Virtual/Online

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMTFri, 25 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMT

With the ongoing risks associated with Covid-19 we have decided to deliver a number of our courses in a new online format. In an effort to make these as close to an in-class experience as possible, these courses will be delivered by a live instructor in real-time and they will run for the same lengths and times that the in-class course would have. So a 5 day course that would run from 8-4 pm from Monday to Friday will still run the same way with the same instructor, you'll just be listening and interacting with your live instructor from the safety of your computer instead of being in a physical classroom. Keeping you safe while providing opportunities to acquire your CEU's is our top priority.


**Registration Cut-off will happen 2 weeks prior to the start date of each class.




Before you register, make sure to purchase a BCWWA Membership first ($109) - you will then receive a $130 discount on ALL courses and other select products for 1 year! Click here for Membership information.


  • Member: $1179.00 + GST
  • Non-member: $1,309.00 + GST


If you are unable to register online, please contact our office for assistance. By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the terms of our customer policy.


We can also deliver this course customized to your worksite. If you would like to offer the course to several employees, please contact our office and see if a customized program at your worksite would be a better solution for you!


Course Topics and Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will comprehend and apply the following learning outcomes:
1: Water Regulations
• Gain a thorough understanding of the local, provincial and federal government’s guidelines, regulatory legislation and requirements governing the supply and treatment of good quality, safe drinking water.
• Comprehend, analyze and apply best practices applicable to:
o Maintaining Regulatory Compliance
o Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulations
o Ground Water Protection Regulations
o Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
o The Provincial 43210 treatment requirement for treatment faculties
2: Water Quality Monitoring and Process Optimization for Treatment Facilities
• Scientifically define and categorize source and treated water quality
• Identify and understand indicator organisms
• Comprehend influences affecting source water quality and their health risks
• Carry out and comprehend various physical, biological, chemical and disinfection testing procedures
• Identify and understand physical testing and chemical dosage calculations and their effects associated with each stage of the water treatment process
• Understand all aspects of water quality sampling and testing (physical, chemical and microbiological) required for each part of the treatment process
• Apply physical process changes and remedies to the treatment process to ensure finished water quality meets requirements
• Manage and effectively respond to water quality customer inquiries
3: Operator Mathematics and Practical Calculations (Assignment 1)
• Review standard units of measure and conversions
• Calculate dosage and chemical feed concentrations in various stages of the process to achieve treatment outcomes
• Determine areas and volumes of various water appurtenances
• Use algebraic formulae to determine:
o velocities
o flow rates
o detention/discharge time
o chemical concentration and dosages
pumping problems associated with static and dynamic head
o input/output power draws and pump efficiency rates
• Understand and apply treatment plant hydraulics
• Apply Ohms Law to calculate electrical currents and power consumption
• Perform horsepower and pump efficiency calculations
• Apply pump affinity laws to determine changes in pump performance.
• Determine operating costs and perform budgetary calculations
4: Water Treatment Methods (Assignment 2)
• Understand and apply the various stages of the treatment process that are required based on source water quality to achieve the 43210 treatment requirements. These will include :
• Coagulation/Flocculation /Sedimentation
• Filtration and Membranes
• Corrosion control
• Lime softening
• Ion exchange
• Carbon absorption
• Aeration,
• Ozonation
• UV treatment
• Plant Residuals and Disposal
5: Water Supply Management
• Water Impoundment Management
• Source Water Protection
• Source Water Quality Considerations
• Contingency Planning
• Emergency Provisions and Planning
6: Instrumentation and Controls (Assignment #3)
• Recognize secondary instrumentation and telemetry control systems
• Define analog and digital systems
• Define control classifications
• Operate and maintain control sensors, transmitters, receivers and indicators
• Demonstrate a keen understanding of supervisory control and data acquisition systems
7: Motors and Pumps
• Analyze electrical systems
• Identify and determine benefits of different types of motors
• Define types of motor protection equipment
• Determine pumping efficiency improvement
o Reduce power usage and peak demand charges
o Power factor improvements
• Perform regular motor maintenance
• Apply electrical safety procedures when working with motors.
8: Operational Safety
• Understand, practice and review safe procedures in the workplace including;
o Safety Programs and SWP’s (Safe Work Procedures)
o First Aid
o Site Safety
o Excavation Safety
o Confined Space Entry
o Traffic Control
o Personal Protective Equipment
o Lock-out
o Fire Extinguishers
o Chlorine Handling
9: Administration and Effective Supervision
• Understand and apply effective leadership skills
• Demonstrate strong organizational behavior skills
• Identify and apply sound recruitment techniques
• Plan and implement operations, wellness and safety programs
• Promote team building
• Communicate effectively
• Manage public relations
• Coordinate mobile equipment and facilities
• Developing and managing standard operating procedures

10: Exam Tips and Sample Questions
• Practice techniques for writing multiple-choice exams
• Answer sample multiple-choice questions