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Physical and Mailing Address: 

OAWU
935 N. Main Street
Independence, OR 97351

Phone (503) 837-1212

Fax (503) 837-1213

office@oawu.net
 

 

 

Small Water System Training Course

 

    Designed for drinking water system operators, this free one-day course covers the basics of water system operation and maintenance, water testing and other regulations, waterborne disease, water treatment for small systems and record keeping. The class also reviews the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments, the State Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and water system security issues.

 

    Classes are scheduled from 9AM to 4PM.  Upon course completion, attendees receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This class also meets the training requirement for Small Water System Operator Certification.

  

    If your ground water system is 150 connections or less and is required to have a certified Small Groundwater operator this is the OHA-DWS required course for initial certification or re-certification.

 

Mailing will go out by counties covered. Class size will be limited to 40 people. 

     

Basics Course Schedule

  2014 - 2015 Schedule  

 

Calendar Updated: November 18, 2014

 

(For Advanced Course Schedule, scroll to bottom of page.)

                 

Month

Location

Date

Addresses

November

St Helens

11/12/2014

America's Best Value Inn

Meeting Room

535 S. Columbia River Hwy

St. Helens, OR  97051

Cornelius

11/25/2014

City of Cornelius

Council Chambers

1310 N. Adair St.

Cornelius, OR  97113

January

 

Eagle Point

01/15/2015

Eagle Point City Hall

Ashpole Community Center

17 Buchanan Ave South

Eagle Point, OR  97524

Albany

01/28/2015

Linn Benton Community College

Cascade Rooms A&B (upstairs)

6500 Pacific Blvd. SW

Albany, OR  97321

February

Salem              

02/03/2015

Marion County Public Works

Oregon City

02/05/2015

Clackamas Community College

March

Sunriver

03/02/2015

Sunriver Resort

57081 Meadow Road                             Sunriver, OR 97707

Springfield

03/19/2015

Springfield Utility Board

April

Tillamook

04/16/2015

City of Tillamook

Cornelius

04/23/2015

City of Cornelius

May

The Dalles

05/19/2015

City of The Dalles

Pendleton

05/21/2015

City of Pendleton

June

Springfield

06/16/2015

Springfield Utility Board

Coos Bay

06/18/2015

SW Oregon Community College

July

Independence

07/15/2015

Polk County Fire District

Klamath Falls

07/23/2015

Klamath Community College

August

Eagle Point

08/12/2015

Eagle Point City Hall

Seaside

08/17/2015

Seaside Convention Center

415 First Ave

Seaside, Oregon 97138

September

Baker City

09/22/2015

City of Baker City

Newport

09/10/2015

New Port Parks & Rec.

October

Salem

10/22/2015

Marion County Pubic Works

Springfield

10/29/2015

Springfield Utility Board

November

St Helens

11/10/2015

City of St. Helens

Portland Area

11/12/2015

City of Portland

 

PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance. For small water system certification, please attach a photocopy of the certificate to the Small Water System Operator Application, complete the application and mail to the address listed on the application form.

 

     The application can be downloaded from a link under "Small Water System "S" Certification:" on the DWS Operator Certification web page: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/DrinkingWater/Pages/trngschd.aspx

 

     A small water system operator certificate expires on July 31 of every third year.  A certificate will be renewed upon satisfactory evidence presented to the Oregon Health Authority that the operator has completed 6 hours of Department approved continuing education since the issuance date of the last certificate and submittal of the designated application form.  When renewed, the new certificate will be valid for three years from the expiration date of the prior certificate.

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Advanced Course  -  For Operators who have completed the basic course more than once.

 

Drinking Water Services (DWS) now offers an advanced course that is appropriate for operators who have completed the basics course two or more times. Like the basics course, the advanced course is a free one-day course that meets the training requirement for recertification. However, this course covers new topics and operators use information from their own water systems to complete hands-on activities in class. For this reason, the advanced class is not offered as an online class.

Advanced courses run from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PST). Class dates and locations are listed in the table below:

Advanced Course Schedule for 2014
Location Date Address
Salem
 
Wednesday, May 14
Register by April 30
Community Center Room
Marion County Offices
3020 Center St. NE
Salem, OR  97301
Roseburg
Thursday, May 29
Register by May 15
Ford Community Room
Douglas County Library System
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg, OR  97321
Hood River Wednesday, October 1
Register by Sept. 17
Ty Taylor Fire Station
Community Room
1785 Meyer Parkway
Hood River, OR  97031
St. Helens Wednesday, October 15
Register by Oct. 1
OSU Extension
Columbia County
505 N Columbia River Hwy
St. Helens, OR  97051
Registration:

Registration for the advanced course is handled by the DWS Springfield office. To register, contact Drue Edney at drue.edney@state.or.us or 541-726-2587, ext. 25, or submit the registration form provided in the Course Schedule table, above. Class size is limited.

For other course-related questions, contact Betsy Parry at betsy.l.parry@state.or.us or 541-726-2587, ext. 30.

 

     

     

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