The Association provides training seminars all around the State of Massachusetts on various water and wastewater topics.

Most of these seminars are offered at a minimal cost to our members. If requested, the Association will arrange special training session just for your system.

Chainsaw Safety Course

This course is designed for water operators, wastewater operators, DPW personnel, etc. who might find themselves needing to occasionally use a chainsaw during emergencies, or during normal work operations. The class is geared towards individuals with any range of saw experience, and covers the skills necessary for safely dealing with common scenarios in which a chainsaw may be used. The course will cover the OSHA requirements for chainsaw usage. Students should bring a working saw, eye protection, ear protection, helmet with face shield, chainsaw chaps, work gloves, boots (safety toe preferred), and appropriate work clothing. This will be a mixture of demonstration, discussion, and hands on experience with chainsaws.

Program runs from 8am - 12pm Friday 4/14/17

4 TCH’s will be awarded for 100% attendance of this course

Cost: $35 for members and $45 for non-members

Instructor: Walker Korby

Friday 05/19/17-Cheshire DPW 80 Church Street, Cheshire, MA

Please contact the Mass Rural Water Association to register 413.498.5779

 

NUTRIENT REMOVAL & OPTIMIZATION AT WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES

A One-half Day Seminar that will include:

  • Current Nutrient Management, Regulatory Drivers and Permitting (river basin focused)
  • Strategies for Meeting Various Nutrient (TN and TP) Permit Limits
  • Nutrient Removal Fundamentals and Methods to Optimize Nutrient Removal
  • Interactive Group Exercises
  • Project Cost Estimating and Funding Opportunities (0% SRF Loan for Your Project?)
  • Relevant Project/Community Case Studies
  • Practical Solutions for Your Treatment Facility

Seminar is Intended for DPW Directors, Wastewater Superintendents and Facility Operators.

There is No Registration fee for the seminar and Training Contact Hours (TCH's) are Available.


Western, MA Region
Amherst, MA WWTF, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 8 AM – Noon

Central, MA Region
Upper Blackstone WPAD, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8 AM – Noon

Eastern/Southeastern, MA Region
MA DEP Lakeville Office, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8 AM – Noon

 
To Register and for More Information, Please Contact:
Massachusetts Rural Water Association, Jack Patch, Training Specialist
Phone: 866-451-8099 | Email: jpatch@massrwa.org

or

Kevin Olson, PE, Senior Project Manager 978-416-8900 | Kevin.Olson@wright-pierce.com 

 

Very Small Systems, Treatment-1 and Distribution-1 Class

April 27, May 2 and 4, 8am-3pm

Mass Rural Water Association Office, 168 Main St., Northfield, MA 01360

 

May 24, 31 and June 14 8am-3pm

Easton Water Department, 417 Bay Rd., South Easton, MA 02375

 

Attendees completing this class will be awarded 14 TCH’s

Instructor: Jack Patch, Training Specialist, Mass Rural Water Association

$60 cost includes book and materials-fees payable at registration.

This class is for those wanting to take the VSS, D1 or T1 certification test and for those wanting to learn about the drinking water industry.

Call to register: Mass Rural Water Association  413-498-5779

 

Principles, Practices & Equipment for
Water & Wastewater Analyses

Free

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8AM – 3PM
Turners Falls Public Safety Complex, 180 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8AM – 3PM
Easton Water Department, 417 Bay Rd.,South Easton, MA 02375

Thursday, May 11, 2017 8AM - 3PM
Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887

During this training you will learn how and why both drinking water and wastewater
facilities operators monitor, sample and test various parameters. Attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on learning as well as time to discuss specific issues concerning maintenance and quality assurance.

Speakers- Randy Turner and Steve Monkiewicz-Swan Analytical USA

6 water or wastewater TCH's

Call Mass Rural Water Association to register: 413-498-5779 

 

New Advances in Leak Detection

Free!

Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM – Noon

Brookfield Town Hall, 6 Center St., Brookfield, MA 01506

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:00 AM – Noon

Easton Water Department, 417 Bay Rd., South Easton, MA 02375

 

3 water TCH’s

Speakers:

Warren Verga, 360 Utility Solutions – Leak Detection and New Technologies

Jack Patch, MassRWA – New Advances

Discussion will focus on leak surveys, leak detectors and correlation products. The class will cover developments in digital acoustic equipment that shift pinpointing leaks from a skilled art to near science. The class also covers the integration of leak detection with asset management programs, including GIS mapping of the distribution network in a field usable format.

Call Mass Rural Water Association to register: 413-498-5779

 

exam Application Information:

The Division of Professional Licensure is working with ABC and AMP to deliver new testing procedures. The exam procedure involves the use of computerized exams offered throughout the year at many designated locations in each region. These procedures are developed to make the exams more convenient for potential operators and to reduce the cost for the exams.

Exam Application Process:

Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) will schedule candidates for examination; the exams will be administered at AMP locations; and candidates will receive their exam score and diagnostic report following completion of exam. In order to apply to take exams please go to www.goamp.comand follow the link for Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities.You may also schedule an exam by phone by calling AMP at 1-800-345-6559.

Applications for licensure will be given to candidates who pass the exam at the exam site.

Fees:
EXAMINATION Fee
$131.00
Licensure Fee $70.00

** Each examinee will pay $131.00 every time they take the exam, even those who do not pass and choose to retake the exam.