Recognizing that there are few training programs available for the people who operate and manage small waterworks systems in Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Health have partnered to offer a short course that covers various topics pertinent to the operation and maintenance of Class V and VI waterworks. Among the topics covered are water sources, safety, sample collection and analysis, operation and maintenance, regulations, and record keeping. A session on basic math is also included so that the calculations associated with operating a system can be better understood. For example, operating a small water system might involve calculations associated with pressure or chemical feed rates. The course is rather intense and covers a lot of material over the course of three days. The course begins at 8:45am on the first day and ends after lunch on the third day, to better accommodate the schedules of participants who will travel longer distances. Instructors for the program come from municipalities, VDH, and Virginia Tech, and were selected on the basis of their experience and ratings in other short courses hosted and/or offered by Virginia Tech. Class size will be limited to 25 people.
Virginia Tech has been awarded grant monies from VDH participant funding for this course. Funding covers all but $90 or $60 of your registration fee, which includes lodging, food, and course materials. Register early to ensure your seat in the course, as space is limited.
Continuing Education Units
You will earn 1.8 CEUs (equal to 18 contact hours) for successful completion of the course. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.
Questions about the course:
Please feel free to contact Briana Blanchard, Program Coordinator, Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech, if you have any questions about the content of the course, Briana can be reached by e-mail: email@example.com or phone: 571-858-3304.
Information about registration:
Please contact Nancy Rakes by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 540-231-2922.