Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM PST

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Jolene Gibson 
South Sound Subsection PNWS-AWWA 
(253) 396-3046 

Waterworks 101 presented by South Sound Subsection PNWS-AWWA 

SAVE THE DATE - March 8th and March 9th.

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Join us for our Waterworks 101 class presented by the South Sound Subsection of PNWS-AWWA.  We are presenting this class over a two half-day sessions to help minimize the online fatigue during this pandemic.

The class will be held on:

- Tuesday, 03/08/22 starting at 8AM to 12PM

- Wednesday, 03/09/22 starting at 8AM to 12PM

**Important to note: You will need to attend both sessions to get your CEU's counted.  By registering here once, you have access to both sessions using the same link.

0.6 CEU is pending for Washington State!



Both Days | Tue 03/08 and Wed 03/09 (8:00am-12:00pm):

Please check in at 8AM to ensure all audio/visual issues are taken care of.  We will have introduction to our subsection followed by a look-ahead of our subsection's 2022 activities that you don't want to miss out!

Tuesday 3/08:

8:30 - 9:30 : Water Systems

9:30 - 9:45 : Break

9:45 - 10:45 : Construction and Maintenance (Structures and Water Mains)

10:45 - 11:00 : Break

11:00 - 12:00 : Construction and Maintenance (Service Lines, Hydrants, Valves, and Metering)

Wednesday 3/09:

8:30 - 9:30 : Chris McMeen – Water Quality Overview (Public Health and Regulatory Backbone, The Multibarrier Approach)

9:30 - 9:45 : Break

9:45 - 10:45 : Chris McMeen – Water Treatment Overview (A Brief History)

10:45 - 11:00 : Break

11:00 - 12:00 : Chris McMeen – Water Treatment Overview (Framing The Problem, Fit The Tool To The Need)


This training will present basic concepts and practices used in the water service industry including: water hydraulics, how a water system works, pipes, valves, hydrants, service lines and water meters. We will also be covering basics on tapping water mains, how weather conditions can affect water supply and delivery, water quality and flushing, and speaking with the public regarding water quality complaints.

Water Systems – An Overview

Water systems can be complex in terms of the physical components that make them up and the planning and engineering considerations that are intended to ensure adequate levels of service to the end customer. 

This presentation is intended to provide an introductory understanding of water systems for persons new to the industry.  Topics will include:

  • Major system components: source of supply, treatment, storage, pumping, valves, pipes, meters, and hydrants – selection, sizing, locating, etc.
  • Overall system layout - planning and design
  • Regulatory and policy considerations
  • Financial planning.

Water System Construction and Maintenance

A water system operator must have working knowledge of not only maintaining the system as-is but also must understand the basics of construction practices for water mains, services, reservoirs, and all other infrastructure elements that make up a water system. Operators must also understand different type of materials and installation practices and how/why those particular materials or practices are used in their respective situations or systems. Whether construction is contracted out or completed in-house, the installation specifications prescribed by each purveyor must be followed to ensure continuity and longevity.

This period of instruction will target all of the above and give operators a basic working knowledge of construction practices, types of materials and construction practices used, and why specific construction practices and/or materials are chosen for give situations.  This training will also give operators an idea of equipment that may be necessary to accomplish these projects.

Water Quality Monitoring

This class will provide information on the key water quality monitoring and public health protection responsibilities of a public water purveyor. It will review the multiple contaminants of concern in drinking water, particularly the microbiological agents of concern, and how regulatory schemes to assure continued compliance and water system performance have evolved.  Programs developed to assure safe and reliable water supply, including source water protection programs and cross-connection control program will be covered.

Water Quality Facilities

Treatment techniques and technologies are as varied as the contaminants they are designed to deal with.  The source of the water, whether it is ground water, surface water, or a combination of both, often dictates the treatment technologies needed.  This course will provide an overview of a variety of treatment methods most commonly found in public water systems including disinfection, Iron and Manganese removal, pH adjustment, and aeration.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  •  Different types of water sources.
  • Types of storage facilities and their purpose
  • Different types of pipes, valves, meters, hydrants, and other water system appurtenances.
  • An understanding of why specific construction materials, methods, and equipment are used in certain situations.
  • Treatment methods available for water quality issues commonly found in public water systems.
  • How drinking water regulations have developed, how they work to protect public health, and how public water systems must respond to meet them.
  • The classes of microbiological contaminants of concern.
  • The classes of other contaminants of concern (inorganic & organic contaminants).
  • The importance of preventative protection programs, including source water protection and cross-connection control programs.

.6 CEU is still pending for this training, but you can still register by clicking the link below: