Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater Training Courses
Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater Training Courses

Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Systems

May 7-11, 2018 - Virginia Beach, Virginia or
September 17-21, 2018 - Roanoke, Virginia

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SCHEDULE

Monday
7:15 am Travel to site
7:45 Breakfast, Introductions and Welcome
8:15 Safety: PPE
9:45 Break
10:00 Safety: Proper Lifting
11:30 Lunch
12:15 pm Safety: Work Zone (Test for Certification)
1:00 Break, switch groups
1:10 Safety: Work Zone (Test for Certification)
1:55 Break
2:05 Safety: Fall Protection and Aerial Booms
3:05 Break, Drive to tank site
3:20 Safety: Ladder Safety
3:50 Drive to site
4:30 Class Dinner
7:00 Travel to Hotel and Evaluations
Tuesday
7:15 am Travel to Field Operations Center
7:45 Breakfast and Review Schedule
8:00 Distribution: Meters
A. Lecture
B. Shop-hands on
9:00 Distribution: Meters
B. Lecture
A. Shop-hands on
10:00 Break
10:15 Distribution: Flushing and Fire Hydrants
10:45 Distribution: Leak Detection
11:15 Distribution: Pipe Materials and Valves
11:45 Distribution: Pipe Installation and Testing, Dewatering Trenches
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 Demos:
A. Line Location/GPR
B. Hydrants and Flushing
C. Leak Detection
2:15 Demos:
C. Line Location/GPR
A. Hydrants and Flushing
B. Leak Detection
3:30 Break
3:45 Demos:
B. Line Location/GPR
C. Hydrants and Flushing
A. Leak Detection
5:00 Travel to Hotel and Evaluations
Wednesday
7:15 am Travel to Field Operations Center
7:45 Breakfast and Review Schedule
8:00 Distribution: Customer Engagement
9:30 Break
9:45 Distribution: Water Main Breaks and Repairs
10:45 Safety: Confined Space
11:45 Lunch
12:30 pm Demos:
A. Service Installation/Meter Installation/Thawing Frozen Pipes
B. Pipe Repairs
C. Confined Space/Lockout Tagout/Gantry Crane
2:00 Break and Rotate Groups A, B & C
2:05 Demos:
C. Service Installation/Meter Installation/Thawing Frozen Pipes
A. Pipe Repairs
B. Confined Space/Lockout Tagout/Gantry Crane
3:35 Break and Rotate Groups A, B & C
3:40 Demos:
B. Service Installation/Meter Installation/Thawing Frozen Pipes
C. Pipe Repairs
A. Confined Space/Lockout Tagout/Gantry Crane
5:10 Travel to Hotel and Evaluations
Thursday
7:15 am Travel to site
7:45 Breakfast and Review Schedule
8:00 Distribution: Backflow / Disinfection
9:00 Distribution: Sampling / Monitoring
10:00 Break, Walk to Rescue Site
10:15 Safety: Trench Rescue
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 Distribution: Pump Stations / Storage Tanks
2:15 Distribution: SCADA
3:15 Break
3:30 Distribution: Water Modeling and Transients
4:30 Distribution: Firefighting and Water Utilities
5:30 Travel to Hotel and Evaluations
6:30 pm Program Committee Dinner
Friday
7:00 am Check out of Hotel
7:15 Travel to site
7:45 Breakfast and Review Schedule
8:00 Demos:
A. Directional Drilling
B. Excavation
C. Valve Machine
D. Vacuum Excavation
9:00 Break, Move to Next Station
9:10 Demos:
D. Directional Drilling
A. Excavation
B. Valve Machine
C. Vacuum Excavation
10:10 Break, Move to Next Station
10:20 Demos:
C. Directional Drilling
D. Excavation
A. Valve Machine
B. Vacuum Excavation
11:20 Break, Move to Next Station
11:30 Demos:
B. Directional Drilling
C. Excavation
D. Valve Machine
A. Vacuum Excavation
12:30 pm Wrap-up, Certificates, Evaluations, Box Lunches
1:30 Travel to Hotel

More Information

Questions about the course:
Please feel free to contact Dr. Jason He, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, if you have any questions about the content of the course, Dr. Jason He can be reached by e-mail: zhenhe@vt.edu or phone: 540-231-1346.

Information about registration:
Please contact Nancy Rakes by email: nancyr@vt.edu or phone: 540-231-2922.


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