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Regional Clerk Training Webinar
Thursday, August 11, 2022 

On-line via Zoom

This event will cover some fundamentals that every utility clerk should know. This training is like those from prior years but has been updated on recent survey responses. Join Bridgot Gysbers, Ed Maxwell, and Kevin Wagner from Ruekert & Mielke to deepen your knowledge of utility financials and regulatory issues in this interactive webinar format.

8:45 am – 9:00am: Registration
9:00 am – 9:30 am: PSC Annual Reports
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Budgeting & Forecasting
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Capital Project Planning & Asset Management
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Funding Options
11:00 am – 11:30 am: PSC Rate Cases
11:30am – 12:00am: Disconnections

Speakers:  Bridgot Gysbers, Ed Maxwell, Kevin Wagner – Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (WRWA Corporate Member)

Use This Link to Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4557915925715939087

Cost: $51.75 per person

WRWA Outdoor Expo 2022 Agenda
Thursday August 18, 2022
(6 Municipal Water and 6 Wastewater Credits)

Technology Center Classroom

8am – 9am – Lagoon Management & Maintenance ~ The impacts of routine and cyclical maintenance in lagoon systems.  Ben Shakman, Triplepoint Environmental

9am – 10am – Tips for Pump Repairs and Replacements ~  The greasy grimy details of repairing or replacing a pump.  Chad Kubasch and Jason Draeger, Pump Works Group

10am – 11am – Monoform Plus Manhole Rehabilitation ~  Rehabilitation of underground utility components impacted by degradation. Brenda German, HK Solutions Group (WRWA Associate Member)

11am – 12pm – Basic Control Panel Troubleshooting ~  Troubleshooting with electric meter tracing voltage in relation to schematics.  Anthony Wright, Wisconsin Pump Works (WRWA Associate Member)

12pm – 1pm – Working Lunch and Product Demonstrations (outside)

1pm – 2pm – Computer Deep Learning Tool Influencing Infrastructure Analytics ~  Computerized learning current and future contributions for infrastructure analytics.  Robert Muchka, Infrastructure DL, LLC (WRWA Corporate Member)

 Office Building Classroom

8am – 9am – The Cost of Doing Nothing: Your Water Storage Infrastructure ~  Importance of reconditioning, inspecting, and maintaining water storage tanks.  Shawn Mulhern, KLM Engineering, Inc. (WRWA Corporate Gold Member)

9am – 10am – PFAS Sampling: A Strategic Planning Process for Managing PFAS in Community Drinking ~  Water Systems Planning to decide whether to sample or not to sample for PFAS compounds.  Mark A. Rutkowski, P.G., Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (WRWA Corporate Member)

10am – 11am– Using Electroscan Technology for True Condition Assessment on Pressurized Pipe  ~  Uninterrupted Condition assessments for pressurized pipe covering varying diameters and materials.  Joe Nepras, M.E. Simpson Co. Inc. (WRWA Associate Member)

11am – 12pm – Selecting a Phosphate for Lead & Copper Corrosion Control  ~  Factors influencing corrosion and corrosion control with phosphates.  Darin Skutt, Martelle Water Treatment & Carus (WRWA Corporate Gold Member)

12pm – 1pm – Working Lunch and Product Demonstrations (outside)

1pm – 2pm – Finding the Right Funding for Capital Improvement Projects ~  Various funding options best suited for capital improvement needs.  Ed Maxwell, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (WRWA Corporate Member)

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2022 Individual Expo registration

Wastewater Operations: Basic General Wastewater
August 23, 2022 
Readstown Municipal Building
116 N 4th Street, Readstown, WI 54652
(6 Wastewater Credits)

The room will open at 7:30 AM with the class starting promptly at 8:00 am. The class will end at 3:00 pm.

8:00 am – 8:45 am: Terminology
8:45 am – 9:30 am: Influent Wastewater
9:30 am – 10:45 am: Wastewater Treatment
10:45 am – 11:30 pm: Biosolids/Sludge – Processing, Handling, and Land Application
11:30 pm – 12:15 pm: Lunch (on your own)
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Effluent Discharge
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Safety and Regulations
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Calculations

Instructor:  Tony RocheWisconsin Rural Water Association

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Wastewater Operations – Basic General Wastewater (8-23-2022) – Readstown 

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Pump Basics and Maintenance
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Algoma Sanitary District
3477 Miller Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904
(6 Municipal Water and 6 Wastewater Credits)
No Fee

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

8:00 – 9:00        Introduction to and Overview of Pumps

9:00 – 10:00      Submersible Pump Parts and Functions: Key components covered include: Terminal Boards, Stator/Cable Connections, and Cable Entry.

10:30 – 10:30    Motor Overview: This section will cover Pump Rotation, Nameplate Data, and Housing.

10:30 – 11:00    Stator Overview, Removal, and Installation: Motor winding and insulation will be discussed.

11:00 – 11:30    Motor Maintenance: Maintenance strategies for bearings, shafts and rotors. Special tools and cooling systems will be discussed.

11:30 – 12:00    Dry Motor Compartments

12:00 – 1:00      Lunch (Provided)

1:00 – 1:30        Hands-on pump Demonstration

1:30 – 2:00        Pump Components Demonstration

2:00 – 3:00        Tear down and Rebuild of Pumps

Course Instructor: Joshua Voigt, Xylem, Inc.

Course material will include PowerPoint Presentations, videos, and hands-on activities. The textbook used for all classroom lectures will be The Flygt Pump “Product Education Manual” and can be taken with the attendee at the end of the course. Dress will be casual – the handling of some equipment may be dirty.

Pre-Registration is required for this class

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Pump Basics and Maintenance Oshkosh (8-24-22)   

Municipal Non-Fee Training

Groundwater Wells, Siting, Testing, Televising, Maintaining & Rehabilitating
Tuesday August 30, 2022
WRWA Training Center, 351 Water Way, Plover, WI
 Approved for 6 Continuing Education Credits for the following: Municipal Waterworks, Pump Installer (PIP), Water Well Driller (WDP), Water Well Drilling Rig Operator (WDRO)

Morning Session Speaker: Andrew Jacque, Ph. D, P.E., Water Quality Investigations

8:00 – 8:30        Overview of Municipal Well Siting Requirements in Wisconsin DNR Code
8:30 – 9:00        Well Sighting Considerations: Factors to consider when well siting including water quality with regards to radium, nitrate, DBPs, iron, manganese, taste, odor, and biofilms.
9:00 – 9:30        Resources Available that can be used for Well Siting
9:30 – 10:00      Interpretation of Well Televising Videos: Assessing conditions affecting the following: water quality, casing defects, casing seal, casing joints, and biofilms.
10:00 – 10:30    Municipal Well Testing Requirements for New Wells in Wisconsin DNR Code
10:30 – 11:00    Testing Considerations for New Wells in Addition to Wisconsin DNR Code

11:00 – 12:00    Lunch (on your own)

 Afternoon Session Speaker: Peter Bennin, Water Well Solutions (WRWA Corporate Gold Member)

12:00 – 1:00      Evolution of Well & Pump Installation and Maintenance: Learn about the history of well construction and the idea that a new well does not require maintenance…or does it?
1:00 – 1:30        Cost Modeling Discussion: Cost modeling related to efficiencies in not only pump equipment but also well efficiency.
1:30 – 2:00        Tools Available for Different Styles of Treatment and Rehabilitation
2:00 – 3:00        Understanding the Difference between Well Rehabilitation and Well Maintenance: Attendees will understand the difference between well rehabilitation and well maintenance as well as the methodology behind proper maintenance planning and scheduling.

 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

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Groundwater Wells- siting testing televising maintaining and rehabilitating (8-30-2022) – Plover   

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  • All classes are Full Day unless otherwise noted on agenda.
  • **** N O T E **** You must click on the "SUBMIT" button below to register for this class before you pay online.
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Pump Basics and Maintenance
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

WRWA Technology Center
351 Water Way, Plover, WI  54467
(6 Municipal Water and 6 Wastewater Credits)
No Fee

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

8:00 – 9:00        Introduction to and Overview of Pumps

9:00 – 10:00      Submersible Pump Parts and Functions: Key components covered include: Terminal Boards, Stator/Cable Connections, and Cable Entry.

10:30 – 10:30    Motor Overview: This section will cover Pump Rotation, Nameplate Data, and Housing.

10:30 – 11:00    Stator Overview, Removal, and Installation: Motor winding and insulation will be discussed.

11:00 – 11:30    Motor Maintenance: Maintenance strategies for bearings, shafts and rotors. Special tools and cooling systems will be discussed.

11:30 – 12:00    Dry Motor Compartments

12:00 – 1:00      Lunch (Provided)

1:00 – 1:30        Hands-on pump Demonstration

1:30 – 2:00        Pump Components Demonstration

2:00 – 3:00        Tear down and Rebuild of Pumps

Course Instructor: Joshua Voigt, Xylem, Inc.

Course material will include PowerPoint Presentations, videos, and hands-on activities. The textbook used for all classroom lectures will be The Flygt Pump “Product Education Manual” and can be taken with the attendee at the end of the course. Dress will be casual – the handling of some equipment may be dirty.

Pre-Registration is required for this class

Click below for a printable class agenda:  

Pump Basics and Maintenance Plover (8-31-22)   

Municipal Non-Fee Training

PFAs Prevalence, Treatment, Planning, and Funding
Thursday, September 1, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online via Zoom
(3 Municipal Waterworks and 3 Wastewater Credits)

12:00 – 1:00 PFAs Prevalence and Treatment: Learn about the background of PFAs, where it can be found, and how it can be treated.  Heather Jennings – Probiotic Solutions (WRWA Associate Member)

1:00 – 2:00    PFAs Strategic Planning Process: Strategies for PFAs sampling, PFAs project planning, and maintaining positive public relations to navigate through PFAs related issues. Mark Rutkowski – Shannon & Wilson (WRWA Corporate Member)

2:00 – 3:00    PFAs Funding Options: Funding options available to help municipalities resolve problems with PFAs.  Bridgot Gysbers – Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (WRWA Corporate Member)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

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PFAs prevalence treatment planning and funding (9-1-2022) Zoom 

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Wastewater Operations: Sanitary Sewage Collection System
September 7, 2022 
Readstown Municipal Building
116 N 4th Street, Readstown, WI 54652
(6 Wastewater Credits)

The room will open at 7:30 AM with the class starting promptly at 8:00 am. The class will end at 3:00 pm.

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Terminology
8:30 am – 9:15 am: Safety
9:15 am – 10:00 am: Collection System Components
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Operation and Maintenance
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Rehabilitation and Records Retention
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Ordinances and Regulations
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Calculations

Instructor:  Tony Roche – Wisconsin Rural Water Association

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

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Wastewater Operations – Sanitary Sewage Collection System (9-7-2022) – Readstown   

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  • All classes are Full Day unless otherwise noted on agenda.
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Tapping into Wells and Pump Houses

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
6 Municipal Water credits for full attendance
(No Fee)

September 8, 2022 – Menomonie Fire Station #2, 2417 Wilson Street, Menomonie, WI

Lunch will be provided by CTW    

This training will identify how geologic history can influence well construction and groundwater resources in Wisconsin. In addition, the training will cover well components, well performance and rehabilitation, pumphouse components, and pump system controls.

Speaker:  Troy Simonar- CTW – (WRWA Corporate Gold Member)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Tapping into Wells and Pump Houses – Multiple Locations in 2022   

Municipal Non-Fee Training

OTM/NN EXAM REVIEW

Multiple Dates and Locations in 2022

(4 OTM/NN Credits)

Attendees will become familiar with the “Small Water System Operator Certification Manual” and review the questions at the end of each chapter. Attendees will learn information that will assist them to prepare to take the small (OTM & NN) water system operator certification exam.  This class will cover all areas of operation and maintenance of a small water system including the hydrologic cycle, water chemistry, water system regulations, water contamination & treatment and water system components.

All Classes will be held from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Class Dates:

September 13, 2022 – Jackson, WI – Jackson Water Department, W194 N16660 Eagle Drive, Jackson, WI 53037

November 8, 2022 – Virtual

Prerequisite:

*All attendees will need a copy of the January 2019 edition of the “Small Water System Operator Certification Manual” prior to the class. The manual can be obtained at the following:

https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/DG/DG0068.pdf

Speakers:  WRWA Staff

Pre-Registration is required for this class.

*Those preregistered for the VIRTUAL classes will receive an email/invitation at least 1 day prior to the class*

Complete the form below and return to WRWA.

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OTM_NN Exam Review  

Other-Than-Municipal/Non-Transient Non-Community (OTM) Non-Fee Training - AM Only

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