Operation and Maintenance (Level I)

November 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am – November 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Red Deer, AB - Region
Lesley Desjardins

The AOWMA is hosting the NAWT four-day training program for Operation and Maintenance. This training is split into two parts: Part One covers on business aspects of O and M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and at-grades with some aerobic tank discussion. Part Two concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and recirculating media filters. Both parts are conducted over a four-day period with an exam administered at the conclusion of each level.

Students may complete the first two days of the program and achieve O & M Level 1 Certification or they may complete all four days (O & M Parts 1 and 2) and get the O & M Level 2 Certification.

This program was developed by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) and has been adapted to the Alberta regulatory framework. NAWT is a member of the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). The CIDWT has been instrumental with the assistance of funding from the USEPA to prepare standard educational materials that can be used nationwide. They developed both a University and Practitioner curriculum and then followed this with a comprehensive manual and set of training materials on Operation and Maintenance. They have also conducted train the trainer sessions on the development of training courses and the use of the materials.

NAWT participated at all stages of development of these materials. NAWT will record and have available on their web site (www.NAWT.org) a record of those contractors and pumpers that have passed the Certificate of Completion exams by state/province with their contact information.

Those who complete this training program will be listed on the AOWMA Locate-a-Pro service as Maintenance Providers.