Certification Classes for Advanced Water Treatment Systems and Water Audit Validator Offered

By on May 30, 2019

Looking to earn certifications and advance your water career? The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) is offering two separate classes for water professionals in June.

The Water Audit Validator Certificate course is an intermediate to advanced-level water loss workshop.  The two–day program is designed to qualify individuals to perform Level 1 water audit validations in California. Senate Bill 555 requires urban retail water suppliers to submit validated distribution system water audits by Oct. 1 each year.

Certified water audit validators examine water loss audit inputs to consider the water audit’s accuracy and then document the sources of uncertainty. Individuals who successfully complete the Water Audit Validator Certificate course and successfully pass the exam will receive a Water Audit Validator certificate valid for three years.

This course will be held Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday June 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Training Room, 1020 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose. Experience using the AWWA M36 methodology with the Free Water Audit Software version 5.0 (downloadable at https://www.awwa.org/Professional-Development/Water-Loss-Control) is a strongly recommended pre-requisite. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure they are adequately familiar with basic water loss terms, the process of compiling an audit and these pre-requisite materials.

For further information, go to: http://ca-nv-awwa.org/canv/CNS/EventsandClasses/Edu/WAVCertification.aspx.

The Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) Systems Training classes run from Monday, June 17 to Wednesday June 19.  Instructor John Rowe will guide students in this voluntary certification  process whereby students who complete the class will be able to: outline the skills and knowledge that operators of advanced water treatment systems are required to have; describe the reasons for implementing advanced water treatment systems; describe the treatment processes that are associated with advanced water treatment, and; describe the critical control points associated with advanced water treatment systems.

AWT operators protect public health by ensuring safe, clean drinking water. This three-day class will provide the most up-to-date information and instruction with the latest technology to ensure the public’s well-being.

To register for this class, go to: https://ca-nv-awwa.org/canv/CNS/EventsandClasses/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=WTT190617&WebsiteKey=4a2b83c9-e0a8-4aae-bfa8-b0dab3956c54. This class will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dr. Kenneth D. Kerri Training Center, 3920 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 100 in West Sacramento.

Additionally, the AWTO Candidate Handbook and Exam Application are available on line. The Candidate Handbook PDF can be downloaded at: https://www.awtoperator.org/handbook-download-form/. However, a confidentiality agreement is necessary before downloading is possible. The AWTO™ exam application (AWT3™ grade only) is ready to download at: https://www.awtoperator.org/apply/.