The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is hosting a small systems hands-on workshop geared especially to the owners and operators of small systems defined under Ontario Regulation 170/03 and Ontario Regulation 319/08. The workshop will provide opportunities for training that can be used to maintain the Trained Person designation.
Participants will choose three of four modules focusing on the operation and maintenance of small drinking water systems, earning 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs.) Modules are led by industry experts. Planned modules include:
- Sampling, Testing, Adverse Test Results and Corrective Actions
- Small Systems: Maintaining Chemical Pumps (this module is new)
- Ultraviolet Disinfection and Maintenance
- Well Maintenance
The workshop will be held on March 25, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Peterborough. For the first time, WCWC is offering a 10 per cent early-bird discount for registrants. The cost to register is $230.00 + HST until February 12, 2020.
WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to help ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. The agency coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. To date, high-quality drinking water training has been provided to more than 89,000 participants across Ontario. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 134 First Nations communities in Ontario.
The Walkerton water crisis in 2000 was the result of a contamination of the water supply of Walkerton, Ontario. The contamination resulted in six deaths and illness for approximately 2,000 people. Agencies such as the WCWC are working to ensure that drinking water standards are maintained moving forward.
To register for this workshop, click here.
Featured image by WCWC.