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.



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:


Kevin Olson, PE, Senior Project Manager 978-416-8900 | 


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


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


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


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.

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.