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. 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.
Virginia Tech has been awarded grant monies from VDH participant funding for this course.
Continuing Education Units
You will earn 1.9 CEUs (equal to 19 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 Brittany Woods, Program Coordinator, Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech, if you have any questions about the content of the course, Brittany can be reached by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 540-231-2014.
Information about registration:
Please contact Continuing and Professional Education by email: email@example.com or phone: 540-231-5182.