Operator Day

Operator Day
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
PMAA’s 75th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center 
Hershey, PA 

Operator Day includes breakfast, lunch, up to 4 contact hours, and access to the largest industry trade show in Click-here-to-register-button---GrayPennsylvania, all at one low price!

Basics of Operator Math - ID# 7376
9:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (attendance at both segments required)
Presented by: Mia McDonald, RCAP Solutions, Inc. Click-here-to-view-PDF-button---Gray
This course was designed and developed by RCAP as a part of a funded EPA grant: Training and Technical Assistance for Small Drinking Water Systems to Achieve and Maintain Compliance through Assessing and Addressing Deficiencies. Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators perform routine calculations on a daily basis as a part of process monitoring and control. The most recent ABC Need To Know criteria for water distribution operators completed in 2012 indicates that operators still need assistance with recordkeeping, capital plans, interpreting data and performing measurements and distribution math. This course is designed to assist attendees to a) convert between different measures of units, b) determine perimeter, area and volume and c) solve basic math problems facing a small system operator.
Approved for 4 Contact Hours for both Certified Water & Wastewater Operators

Lead and Copper Rule Basics - ID# 7308
9:00 - 11:00 am
Presented by: PADEP Training Section 
The Lead and Copper Rule is a very complex rule. EPA has revised the homeowner sampling procedures in 2016. EPA has written several memos in light of the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Water suppliers need a refresher on the basic components of the rule and the EPA decisions.
Approved for 2 Contact Hours for Certified Water Operators

Infiltration and Inflow - ID# 7326
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Presented by: Michael Sassaman, Entech Engineering, Inc. 
Infiltration and inflow cause excess flows into a collection system, ultimately stressing the wastewater treatment process, leading to higher treatment costs, threats to the environment, and the possibility of fines due to the inability to adequately treat the excess flows. The purpose of this course is to review the sources and possible remedies of infiltration and inflow in a collection system. The course will include a discussion of how to determine whether infiltration and inflow is occurring, identification of sources of infiltration and inflow, review of the steps of an infiltration and inflow abatement program, and discussion of possible sewer rehabilitation methods.
Approved for 2 Contact Hours for Certified Wastewater Operators

Records and Report Writing - ID# 390
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Presented by: Denny Lingenfelter, Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. 
The main purpose of this course is to teach operators how to evaluate records and write reports. Course will explain the importance of, and the need for records.  Operators will also receive instructions on identifying and evaluating the different types of records. Course will also help operators in organizing and writing reports.
Approved for 2 Contact Hours for Certified Water & Wastewater Operators