training opportunities & Resources

Wastewater Lagoon Training

Good for WW/C licenses
September 28, 20201
447 Crook Street
Custer South Dakota

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM - Introductions

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Lift Station Pretreatment
Danny Ayers, SD Rural Water

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM - Break

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Lagoon Aeration and Mixing
Jeremy Jacobson, SD Rural Water

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Pond Weed Control
Danny Ayers, SD Rural Water

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM - Break

12:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Duck Weed Removal
Mark Court, Wyoming Rural Water


Training Thursdays

Training Thursdays are back by popular demand! It is getting to the end of the year and if you need a few hours this is a great way to pick them up. We will be Zooming a webinar each Thursday in October from 1pm-3pm. These are free training opportunities. All you need to do is register and show up!

October 7th – Best Management Practices for POTW’s (part 1) - Hear what a compliance inspector and technical assistance provider have learned about the challenges that operators routinely encounter and the practices that help successfully overcome these challenges. WW/C & Core

Instructors: Jake Albright PG Environmental and Bill Ingram, Great Barrington MA WWTP

October 14th - Best Management Practices for POTW’s (Part 2) - Learn about a holistic approach to program management and implementation. You will hear about creating and implementing effective SOP’s, managing your WWTP to promote compliance, and asset management to maximize the resources that you manage. WW/C and Core

Instructors: Jack Albright, PG Environmental and Heather Hemmilberger

October 21stLead & Copper - The rule has been revised. Anne Lausier, PhD and Iliriana Mushkolaj, Ph.D of EPA’s Office of Water explain how the rule strengthens every aspect to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure. What do the changes mean for your system? Find out from this webinar. All, Core & Rules

October 28thTools for Small Systems – If you have people retiring from your system or you have turnover at all, learn about the tool that helps capture the knowledge these folks have before they walk out your door. There is also a tool to help you schedule preventive maintenance. All & Core

Instructor: Matt Reed, EPA National Operator Certification Coordinator

Lead Management in Home and Buildings - Because of the boom and bust of Wyoming’s economy, we often have homes and buildings that sit vacant for long periods of time. This can impact the lead and copper within the pipes and plumbing fixtures. Learn how to diagnosis and minimize this before it becomes a sampling and compliance problem. All & Core

Instructor: Mike Desantic, EPA Office of Water





The Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems will be providing a demo with our newly purchased duckweed skimmer. Come join us for 3 hours of wastewater training on:

September 9, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Baggs Wastewater Lagoons,

Go West on North Street all the way past the football field to the lagoons

September 9, 2021, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Dixon Wastewater Lagoons, Carbon County Off of Wyoming Hwy 70, go north on Carbon County Road 702 for about a half a mile to the lagoons

September 14, 2021, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Town of Superior Wastewater Lagoons. Meet at the town shop at 1 Division Road

September 20, 2021, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Basin Wastewater Lagoons, At U.S. Hwy 20, go east on North Street to the end and turn north. Take the right fork in the road to the lagoons

September 21, 2021, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Byron Wastewater Lagoons at E. Shoshoni Ave and S Mountain View St. take the lagoon access road to the lagoons.

September22, 2021, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Powell Wastewater Lagoons, at U.S. Hwy 14A take Park County Road 8 north for approximately 1 mile

We look forward to seeing you there! No registration required.









 Training Resources

 ABC's new Standardized Exams

Core and Rule Training Guidance

Cyber Security Presentations:
     CI Resource Catalog for SLTT Partners
     Cyber Incident Reporting Unified Message
     Cyber Security Guide for States
     DHS Presentation Lander
     EPA Tabletop Exercise Tool
     FSSCC Cyber Insurance Purchasers Guide
     Water SAC Cyber Security Resource Guide
     WY Cyber Security

ABC Formula and Conversion Sheets: Water
EPA Rules Updates 06/24/20
   AWIA Section 2013-12018 Resources Document
   AWIA Small Systems Guidance
   GWR Communication Documentation
   RTCR print slides
   San Surv & Sig Deficiency Training
UMC Class presentation - POWER POINT
Very Small Water System Operator's Guidebook to Preparing for Certification
Very Small Water Systems Sample Exam Questions ABC
Wyoming Rural Water - Power Point
Wyoming Water Emergency Response Exercise - Power Point
WyoWarn - Power Point 

ABC Need-to-know criteria
Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Collection
Wastewater Laboratory Analysts
AMP Calculator Guidelines

Engineering Power Points

WWDC 2016
USDA RD Conference Briefing
WY Rules and Regulations - CPC Short Version
WY Rules and Regulations
Chlorine Safety and Beyond - Bud Spillman

On-line Training Available
SunCoast Learning Systems


The Wyoming Connection

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Training Conferences

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