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2019 Borchardt Conference
and Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize

25th Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

February 25th - 26th, 2020


Every three years, the Borchardt Conference brings together a diverse group of engineers, scientists, practitioners and students to present and discuss the latest issues and advances in water and wastewater science and engineering.

Registration is open with the American Water Works Association Michigan Section until February 18, 2020, or by clicking HERE.
 

Keynote speakers: Borchardt Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Michèle Prévost, Professor and Principal Chairholder, NSERC Industrial Chair on Drinking Water, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal.
Glysson Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) and Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University.


 


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2/25/2020 Ingra Stimach


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
2/25/2020
-2/26/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


2019 Borchardt Conference
and Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize

25th Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

February 25th - 26th, 2020


Every three years, the Borchardt Conference brings together a diverse group of engineers, scientists, practitioners and students to present and discuss the latest issues and advances in water and wastewater science and engineering.

Registration is open with the American Water Works Association Michigan Section until February 18, 2020, or by clicking HERE.
 

Keynote speakers: Borchardt Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Michèle Prévost, Professor and Principal Chairholder, NSERC Industrial Chair on Drinking Water, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal.
Glysson Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) and Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University.


 


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2/26/2020 Ingra Stimach


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958

This program explains further the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Activated Sludge 1, and while taking Activated Sludge 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Activated Sludge 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is not for beginners in the wastewater treatment profession or those who have not been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job.


Topics Include:
    Sequencing Batch Reactor
    Trickling Filters
    Rotating Biological Contractor
    Review on Activated Sludge
    Waste Activated Sludge
    Return Activated Sludge
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
    Math Problems

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2/27/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
3/3/2020
-3/4/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs:  0.5 WW Techincal
Course Code: 2134

The absence of oxygen makes anaerobic digestion a unique solids management process. Using consistent heat and mixing result in the reduction of solids volume and volatile solids content that creates a stabilized product (biosolids) that is used for alternative disposal methods such as land application as an agricultural fertilizer.

An additional byproduct of this method is the production of methane biogas which, when used with a combined heat and power system, ban be a source of renewable energy.

After taking this class, operators will have an improved understanding of the system and strategies, and be better prepared for the day to day tasks of completing this portion of the treatment process.

Topics Covered:
    Process Description
    Description of Facilities
    Management of Operations
    Normal Operations
    Operational Problems
    Data Collections and Laboratory Controls
    Maintenance

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
3/5/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
3/10/2020
-3/11/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598

The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and hurdles that must be overcome (the what, when, how) and provides strategies and tools necessary to address those hurdles and segments of treatment.

Topics Covered:
    Characteristics of Wastewater
    Screening
    Oxidation Ditches
    Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
    Grit Removal, Sampling & Analysis
    Pre Aeration & Aeration
    Primary and Secondary Clarifiers
    Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs)
    Trickling Filters
    Secondary Treatment Effluent

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3/12/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1776

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover much of the basic math  and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

This course serves as an excellent part of review and preparation for all levels of the EGLE Operator Certification Exams.


Topics Covered
    Basic Arithmetic
    Area and Volume Measurements
    Detention Time
    Pounds Formula
    Chemical Dose
    Percent Removal Calculations
    Practice Problems
    Conversion Factors and Formulas
 

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3/12/20207:30am to 3:00pm


EGLE Cecs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1787

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover more advanced math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Wastewater Math 1, and while taking Math 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Wastewater Math 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is NOT For beginners in the wastewater treatment profession.

Topics Covered:
    Wastewater math Conversions and Formulas
    Flows, Flow Rate and Velocity
    Pounds Formula
    Performance of Facilities
    Sludge Volume and Sludge Density
    Trickling Filters and RBC's
    Process Removal Efficiency
    Food/Microorganism Ratio (F/M Ratio)
    Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT)

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3/18/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
3/18/2020
-3/19/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE Cecs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1787

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover more advanced math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Wastewater Math 1, and while taking Math 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Wastewater Math 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is NOT For beginners in the wastewater treatment profession.

Topics Covered:
    Wastewater math Conversions and Formulas
    Flows, Flow Rate and Velocity
    Pounds Formula
    Performance of Facilities
    Sludge Volume and Sludge Density
    Trickling Filters and RBC's
    Process Removal Efficiency
    Food/Microorganism Ratio (F/M Ratio)
    Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT)

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3/20/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
3/24/2020
-3/25/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


The 2020 Biosolids Conference is a 2-day event: Wednesday, March 25th & Thursday, March 26th, 2020 in Holland, Michigan.  The conference includes a tour of the Holland Energy Park and Zeeland Farm Services, as well as a dinner reception on Wednesday. A full day of technical and managerial sessions follow on Thursday.

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3/25/2020
-3/26/2020
 MWEA



Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Eagle Eye Banquet Facility  |  East Lansing, MI

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3/25/20208:00am to 5:00pmMWEA


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
3/26/2020
-3/27/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
3/31/2020
-4/1/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
4/1/2020
-4/2/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


               
Fundraising Event for Water for People 
Gary and Linda DeKock will paddle 342 miles in April, 2020 in order to raise $25,000 for Water for People. 

The Suwannee River Voyage (SRV) will begin at Kingfisher Landing in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston, Georgia. The planned route will follow 100 of the 120 miles of water trails in the Okefenokee.  After nine days in the refuge, the route will enter Stephen C. Foster State Park. From there, the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail will be followed for 242 miles to the Gulf of Mexico before May 1, 2020.

View the voyage flyer here

Sponsorship Information


 


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4/2/2020 Gary De Kock


The Process & Sustainable Energy Committees are teaming up to bring you a joint seminar, which will take place on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 in Oakland County, Michigan.  The conference includes tours of the Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility, and technical sessions at the Oakland Schools Conference Center.  

 

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4/2/20207:00am to 3:45pmMWEA


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
4/7/2020
-4/8/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

April 7,8,9:SCUMA 3671 W Herbison Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7,14,21: Lansing MWEA
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 
 
 
 

more info...
4/7/2020
-4/9/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
4/9/2020
-4/10/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.6 DW & WW Technical
WW Course Code: 2431
DW Course Code: 2534

This course takes the concept of providing proper training for maintenance staff to the next level. Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills towards contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

There is very little overlap between this course and Maintenance Practices 1, and while taking that course is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Maintenance Practices 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

However, having persons responsible for maintenance duties attend both Maintenance Practice 1 and 2 could be thought of as a department performing due diligence for protecting one of a community's greatest assets.


Topics Covered:
    Pump Basics, Types and Maintenance
    Valves Basics and Maintenance
    Gate Basics and Maintenance
    Gears and Gear Maintenance
    Sprockets and Chains
    Belts and Sheaves
    Trouble Shooting

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
4/15/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
WW Course Code: 2599

This course picks up the journey of wastewater as it nears the end of its trail through the treatment plant. This is where the pathogens are removed, preparing the water to be returned to the hydrological cycle in a safe form. Once this component of the process is completed, the water is no longer considered wastewater, but final effluent.

This is also the portion of the process that protects the public health. Once the water passes through this stage it must pass a number of rigid tests and comply with numerous state and federal regulations.

THe importance of having operators well versed in the intricacies of this function cannot be overstated. This course will prepare attendees to perform tasks in the Disinfection and Tertiary Treatment areas.


Topics Covered:
    Chlorine
    Ultraviolet Systems
    Chlorine Dioxide
    Ozone
    Dechlorination
    Math Problems

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
4/16/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
4/17/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
4/21/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2424

This course appropriately begins with the water cycle. It is an overview of the wastewater treatment process, beginning to end.
This gives the individual the concepts of the entirety and impact of the work done in treatment plants.

This class will be excellent for those new to the profession and those who have had a limited scope of job duties.

This will be a unique opportunity of great value to persons providing products and services in the wastewater industry.

Topics Covered:
    Why we treat wastewater
    Sources of wastewater
    Mechanical Equipment
    Collection Systems
    Treatment Plants
    Effluent Disposal
    Basics of Laboratory Analysis
    Health and Safety
    Emerging Issues

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
4/23/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1776

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover much of the basic math  and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

This course serves as an excellent part of review and preparation for all levels of the EGLE Operator Certification Exams.


Topics Covered
    Basic Arithmetic
    Area and Volume Measurements
    Detention Time
    Pounds Formula
    Chemical Dose
    Percent Removal Calculations
    Practice Problems
    Conversion Factors and Formulas
 

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4/23/20207:30am to 3:00pm


EGLE CECs:  0.6 DW and WW Techincal
Course Code: 2423

Staying safe and healthy while on the job is not common sense for all. Creating and maintaining a culture of safety first takes a great deal of training, emphasis and reinforcement. This class can be an important part of such a program.

Safety first must be more than just a trite sign on the walls of your facility. Each individual (with your help) has the obligation to return home each day in the same condition (or better) in which they left. Staff must be trained to understand basic safety practices and then to make the consistent choice to follow those pracitces.

Sending you personnel to this course sends the message of how critical the practice of safety is in your plant.

Topics Covered:
    Meical Monitoring
    Incodent Investigations
    Hazards
    Personal Protective Equipment
    Confined Space
    Fire Safety/Emergency Action
    Utility Location
    Traffic Safety

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
4/29/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


MWEA Local Section 21 presents the:

65th Annual UP Wastewater Operators Conference

More information coming soon! 

more info...
5/12/2020
-5/13/2020
 Paul Altobello


EGLE CECs:  0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2426

All facilities are required to remove solids from their influent. There is a broad spectrum of approaches and methods for handling solids.

There is a difficult issue related to solids handling for individuals taking EGLE Operator Certification Exams. Questions related to this topic are included on the exams. No treatment facility is going to use all the various methods, therefore individuals can find it difficult to be able to answer questions about solids handling methods not used at their place of work.

Because of the dynamic of this topic, this course will serve as an invaluable part of review and preparation for all levels of EGLE Operator Certification exams.

Topics Covered:
    Primary and Secondary Solids
    Gravity Thickeners
    Sludge Digestion
    Dewatering
    Mechanical Dewatering
    Sludge disposal
    Common Calculations and Practice Problems

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
5/13/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE Cecs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1787

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover more advanced math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Wastewater Math 1, and while taking Math 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Wastewater Math 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is NOT For beginners in the wastewater treatment profession.

Topics Covered:
    Wastewater math Conversions and Formulas
    Flows, Flow Rate and Velocity
    Pounds Formula
    Performance of Facilities
    Sludge Volume and Sludge Density
    Trickling Filters and RBC's
    Process Removal Efficiency
    Food/Microorganism Ratio (F/M Ratio)
    Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT)

more info...
5/14/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


The Annual Lab Practices Committee Seminar is a joint event with the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association and also the Michigan Water Environment Association.  It is the premier education and networking event for Michigan’s laboratory professionals.

The 2020 Laboratory Practices Seminar will be held at Eagle Eye Banquet Center in East Lansing, MI. 

more info...
5/14/20208:00am to 5:00pmRachel Estis


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958

This program explains further the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Activated Sludge 1, and while taking Activated Sludge 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Activated Sludge 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is not for beginners in the wastewater treatment profession or those who have not been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job.


Topics Include:
    Sequencing Batch Reactor
    Trickling Filters
    Rotating Biological Contractor
    Review on Activated Sludge
    Waste Activated Sludge
    Return Activated Sludge
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
    Math Problems

more info...
5/15/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


 
Join us for the 26th Annual MWEA Scholarship Golf Outing.  

May 20th, 2020 |  Pinckney, MI
Timber Trace Golf Club

The Golf Scramble benefits the 4 MWEA Scholarships that are awarded annually.
Cost per golfer is only $115
- Includes 18 holes of golf with cart
- Steak & chicken dinner
- Fantastic Prizes
- And More...
Hole Sponsorships are available for only $200 per hole.

There are also $500 Event Sponsorships available.
 

more info...
5/20/2020 Rachel Estis


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598

The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and hurdles that must be overcome (the what, when, how) and provides strategies and tools necessary to address those hurdles and segments of treatment.

Topics Covered:
    Characteristics of Wastewater
    Screening
    Oxidation Ditches
    Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
    Grit Removal, Sampling & Analysis
    Pre Aeration & Aeration
    Primary and Secondary Clarifiers
    Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs)
    Trickling Filters
    Secondary Treatment Effluent

more info...
5/21/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Lagoon Operations are becoming increasingly complex. This seminar will help you catch up on all the current issues!

Be informed about continuous improvements in lagoon operations and other important information. Speakers will share their insights and experiences gained over many years. 
 

more info...
5/28/20208:00am to 5:00pmRachel Estis


Thursday, June 4, 2020
9:00 am – 4:30 pm  (8:30 am registration)
Eagle Eye Banquet Facility, East Lansing

 
EUM is simple, actionable, and affordable – it helps your utility protect its infrastructure investments, ensure that your workforce is able to address the challenges that they face every day, and help your utility in many other important ways.



 


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6/4/20209:00am to 4:30pmMWEA


Make plans to join us for the 95th Anniversary of the MWEA Annual Conference!!   The conference begins with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Sunday, June 21st at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.  The opening session is on the morning of Monday, June 22nd, and the program concludes on Wednesday, June 24th at noon.  

more info...
6/21/2020
-6/24/2020
 MWEA


The 95th MWEA Annual Conference has many opportunities to help advertise and grow your business!

Sponsorship opportunities range from $200- $3,000 and include signage, info slides on the conference slideshow, listing in the MWEA website and conference page, golf scramble hole sponsors, networking event sponsors, and more! View the Sponsorship Opportunities and the Sponsorship Contract.

Exhibit Night takes place on Monday, June 22nd only, from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  This year the theme is Christmas in June - so decorate yourself and your booth in your favorite holiday decor.  Attendees will vote that evening for the best booth, and the winner will receive $100 off their 2020 booth. View the proposed Exhibit Map (subject to change) and Exhibitor Contract with pricing- all 72 booths are inside the main area exhibit hall! 

We will have a conference APP again with an interactive exhibitor map and sponsor listing - increased exposure for your company. This year the App will include electronic or manual lead retrieval! The information collected on your registration will be directly uploaded to the app and will appear exactly as you enter it.  MWEA will not be responsible for incorrect information.

**Note: To register as a conference attendee, a separate "Attendee Registration" must be submitted**
 

more info...
6/21/2020 MWEA


Sunday, June 21st, 2020
Quail Ridge Golf Club


Check-In / Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.


The 2020 Annual Conference Golf Outing will be a scramble format with prizes awarded to the winning teams. In addition, special prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin.
  • Only $115 per golfer
  • Only $200 per Hole Sponsorship

more info...
6/21/2020 MWEA


EGLE Cecs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1787

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover more advanced math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Wastewater Math 1, and while taking Math 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Wastewater Math 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is NOT For beginners in the wastewater treatment profession.

Topics Covered:
    Wastewater math Conversions and Formulas
    Flows, Flow Rate and Velocity
    Pounds Formula
    Performance of Facilities
    Sludge Volume and Sludge Density
    Trickling Filters and RBC's
    Process Removal Efficiency
    Food/Microorganism Ratio (F/M Ratio)
    Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT)

more info...
6/25/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
7/16/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
7/30/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling



Fundraising Event for Water for People 
The Mighty Mac Swim is an annual open water swimming event in the Straits of Mackinac between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan held in August. It began in 2007 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge with 50 swimmers completing the crossing.

The event has grown to 400 and Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) member, Christine Kosmowski, will be one of the participants on August 9, 2020. Being on the Water For People Committee for the MWEA, Christine will raise funds for this worthy organization as a part of the event.

The goal of the swim is to raise $5,000 for Water For People (WFP).

View Christine's Mighty Mac Swim flyer here


more info...
8/9/2020 Christine Kosmowski, ckosmowski@gmail.com


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598

The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and hurdles that must be overcome (the what, when, how) and provides strategies and tools necessary to address those hurdles and segments of treatment.

Topics Covered:
    Characteristics of Wastewater
    Screening
    Oxidation Ditches
    Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
    Grit Removal, Sampling & Analysis
    Pre Aeration & Aeration
    Primary and Secondary Clarifiers
    Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs)
    Trickling Filters
    Secondary Treatment Effluent

more info...
8/12/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
8/18/2020
-8/19/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE Cecs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1787

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover more advanced math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Wastewater Math 1, and while taking Math 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Wastewater Math 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is NOT For beginners in the wastewater treatment profession.

Topics Covered:
    Wastewater math Conversions and Formulas
    Flows, Flow Rate and Velocity
    Pounds Formula
    Performance of Facilities
    Sludge Volume and Sludge Density
    Trickling Filters and RBC's
    Process Removal Efficiency
    Food/Microorganism Ratio (F/M Ratio)
    Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT)

more info...
8/20/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598

The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and hurdles that must be overcome (the what, when, how) and provides strategies and tools necessary to address those hurdles and segments of treatment.

Topics Covered:
    Characteristics of Wastewater
    Screening
    Oxidation Ditches
    Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
    Grit Removal, Sampling & Analysis
    Pre Aeration & Aeration
    Primary and Secondary Clarifiers
    Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs)
    Trickling Filters
    Secondary Treatment Effluent

more info...
8/21/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
8/25/2020
-8/26/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
8/27/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs:  0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2426

All facilities are required to remove solids from their influent. There is a broad spectrum of approaches and methods for handling solids.

There is a difficult issue related to solids handling for individuals taking EGLE Operator Certification Exams. Questions related to this topic are included on the exams. No treatment facility is going to use all the various methods, therefore individuals can find it difficult to be able to answer questions about solids handling methods not used at their place of work.

Because of the dynamic of this topic, this course will serve as an invaluable part of review and preparation for all levels of EGLE Operator Certification exams.

Topics Covered:
    Primary and Secondary Solids
    Gravity Thickeners
    Sludge Digestion
    Dewatering
    Mechanical Dewatering
    Sludge disposal
    Common Calculations and Practice Problems

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
8/27/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

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9/1/2020
-9/2/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
9/3/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


A&B Prep Review class.
 
Considering the advanced level of these exams, it is assumed that class participants will have a thorough understanding of the operational principals of the various wastewater treatment processes.
 
As such, this course will not follow the general lecture format of other MWEA classes. Instead, most of the class time will be devoted to solving problems and addressing questions from class participants.
 
Emailed one month prior to class, is a list of questions that are similar to what will likely be on the A or B Exam. It is recommended that prior to class you review and attempt to answer these questions in order to identify subject areas that you want to discuss during the class.
 
The emailed questions are property of MWEA and CANNOT be distributed to others. That being said….we would like you to work with others in your class to go thru the attached questions. To do this, you will need to reply to the email granting permission to share your email with each other. (The Instructor will also be on this email chain, to monitor where there may be areas to address during the class time)

more info...
9/9/2020
-9/10/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
9/15/2020
-9/16/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958

This program explains further the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Activated Sludge 1, and while taking Activated Sludge 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Activated Sludge 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is not for beginners in the wastewater treatment profession or those who have not been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job.


Topics Include:
    Sequencing Batch Reactor
    Trickling Filters
    Rotating Biological Contractor
    Review on Activated Sludge
    Waste Activated Sludge
    Return Activated Sludge
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
    Math Problems

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9/17/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs:  0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2426

All facilities are required to remove solids from their influent. There is a broad spectrum of approaches and methods for handling solids.

There is a difficult issue related to solids handling for individuals taking EGLE Operator Certification Exams. Questions related to this topic are included on the exams. No treatment facility is going to use all the various methods, therefore individuals can find it difficult to be able to answer questions about solids handling methods not used at their place of work.

Because of the dynamic of this topic, this course will serve as an invaluable part of review and preparation for all levels of EGLE Operator Certification exams.

Topics Covered:
    Primary and Secondary Solids
    Gravity Thickeners
    Sludge Digestion
    Dewatering
    Mechanical Dewatering
    Sludge disposal
    Common Calculations and Practice Problems

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
9/18/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
9/22/2020
-9/23/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


The Industrial Pretreatment Program Committee is hosting their Annual Seminar on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 in East Lansing at the Eagle Eye Banquet Facility.
 

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9/23/20207:00am to 5:00pmRachel Estis


EGLE CECs:  0.5 WW Techincal
Course Code: 2134

The absence of oxygen makes anaerobic digestion a unique solids management process. Using consistent heat and mixing result in the reduction of solids volume and volatile solids content that creates a stabilized product (biosolids) that is used for alternative disposal methods such as land application as an agricultural fertilizer.

An additional byproduct of this method is the production of methane biogas which, when used with a combined heat and power system, ban be a source of renewable energy.

After taking this class, operators will have an improved understanding of the system and strategies, and be better prepared for the day to day tasks of completing this portion of the treatment process.

Topics Covered:
    Process Description
    Description of Facilities
    Management of Operations
    Normal Operations
    Operational Problems
    Data Collections and Laboratory Controls
    Maintenance

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
9/24/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
9/29/2020
-9/30/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
10/6/2020
-10/7/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

March 18 & 19: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 24 & 25: Grand Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 26 & 27: Boyne
Registration: 8:30 a.m.    Class: 9:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 31 & April 1: Downriver Water Treatment Plant - Veolia - Taylor
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 1 & 2: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 7 & 8: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 15 & 16: Bay City
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 22 & 23: Kalamazoo Clean Water Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

September 29 & 30: Grandville
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 6 & 7: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7 & 8: South Huron Valley Utility Authority WTTP
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.

more info...
10/7/2020
-10/8/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

April 7,8,9:SCUMA 3671 W Herbison Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 7,14,21: Lansing MWEA
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 
 
 
 

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10/7/2020
-10/21/2020
7:30am to 3:00pmDenise


EGLE CECs: 0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1776

Math is a basic skill that is necessary fo the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover much of the basic math  and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

This course serves as an excellent part of review and preparation for all levels of the EGLE Operator Certification Exams.


Topics Covered
    Basic Arithmetic
    Area and Volume Measurements
    Detention Time
    Pounds Formula
    Chemical Dose
    Percent Removal Calculations
    Practice Problems
    Conversion Factors and Formulas
 

more info...
10/8/20207:30am to 3:00pm


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910

This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

this course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification Exam preparation.

Topics Include:
    Activated Sludge origin
    Process
    Sampling
    Microbiology
    Process Control
    Return Rates
    Mean Cell Residence Time
    Food to Microorganisms Ration
    Control Concerns

more info...
10/14/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2424

This course appropriately begins with the water cycle. It is an overview of the wastewater treatment process, beginning to end.
This gives the individual the concepts of the entirety and impact of the work done in treatment plants.

This class will be excellent for those new to the profession and those who have had a limited scope of job duties.

This will be a unique opportunity of great value to persons providing products and services in the wastewater industry.

Topics Covered:
    Why we treat wastewater
    Sources of wastewater
    Mechanical Equipment
    Collection Systems
    Treatment Plants
    Effluent Disposal
    Basics of Laboratory Analysis
    Health and Safety
    Emerging Issues

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
10/15/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs:  0.5 WW Techincal
Course Code: 2134

The absence of oxygen makes anaerobic digestion a unique solids management process. Using consistent heat and mixing result in the reduction of solids volume and volatile solids content that creates a stabilized product (biosolids) that is used for alternative disposal methods such as land application as an agricultural fertilizer.

An additional byproduct of this method is the production of methane biogas which, when used with a combined heat and power system, ban be a source of renewable energy.

After taking this class, operators will have an improved understanding of the system and strategies, and be better prepared for the day to day tasks of completing this portion of the treatment process.

Topics Covered:
    Process Description
    Description of Facilities
    Management of Operations
    Normal Operations
    Operational Problems
    Data Collections and Laboratory Controls
    Maintenance

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

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10/16/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958

This program explains further the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Activated Sludge 1, and while taking Activated Sludge 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Activated Sludge 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is not for beginners in the wastewater treatment profession or those who have not been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job.


Topics Include:
    Sequencing Batch Reactor
    Trickling Filters
    Rotating Biological Contractor
    Review on Activated Sludge
    Waste Activated Sludge
    Return Activated Sludge
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
    Math Problems

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10/20/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.6 DW & WW Technical
WW Course Code: 2431
DW Course Code: 2534

This course takes the concept of providing proper training for maintenance staff to the next level. Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills towards contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

There is very little overlap between this course and Maintenance Practices 1, and while taking that course is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Maintenance Practices 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

However, having persons responsible for maintenance duties attend both Maintenance Practice 1 and 2 could be thought of as a department performing due diligence for protecting one of a community's greatest assets.


Topics Covered:
    Pump Basics, Types and Maintenance
    Valves Basics and Maintenance
    Gate Basics and Maintenance
    Gears and Gear Maintenance
    Sprockets and Chains
    Belts and Sheaves
    Trouble Shooting

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
10/21/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2427

Safe, sanitary and efficient collection of wastewater at its sources (domestic, commercial and industrial) and then its delivery to a facility begins the treatment process.

It is also usually the only part of the process of which the public has much awareness. That awareness all too often happens when there are issues with the system causing problems for the public (your customers).

The information covered in this course will help staff understand the basics of function, maintenance, operation, protection and preservation of the asset of your system.


Topics Covered
    Purpose and Collection Systems
    Common Definitions
    Components
    Importance of Maintenance
    Service Delivery Options
    Preventative Maintenance
    Corrective Maintenance

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10/22/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs:  0.6 DW and WW Techincal
Course Code: 2423

Staying safe and healthy while on the job is not common sense for all. Creating and maintaining a culture of safety first takes a great deal of training, emphasis and reinforcement. This class can be an important part of such a program.

Safety first must be more than just a trite sign on the walls of your facility. Each individual (with your help) has the obligation to return home each day in the same condition (or better) in which they left. Staff must be trained to understand basic safety practices and then to make the consistent choice to follow those pracitces.

Sending you personnel to this course sends the message of how critical the practice of safety is in your plant.

Topics Covered:
    Meical Monitoring
    Incodent Investigations
    Hazards
    Personal Protective Equipment
    Confined Space
    Fire Safety/Emergency Action
    Utility Location
    Traffic Safety

Locations:
South Huron Valley Utility Authority Grand Rapids WRRF Boyne WTP
34001 W Jefferson. Ave 1300 Market Ave 1261 Lagoon Drive
Brownstown Township, MI  48173 Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49503 Boyne, Michigan   49712
     
     
Bay City WWTP Grandville Midland WTP
2905 N Water St. 15 Baldwin Ave 2607 Bay City Road
Bay City , Michigan  48078 Jenison, Michigan  49428 Midland, Michigan  48642
     
     
Linden WRRF Kalamazoo Water Rec Facility Taylor - Downriver Wastewater Treatment Fac
6450 Silver Lake Rd 1415 Harrison  797 Central Ave
Linden, Michigan  48451 Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 Wyandotte, Michigan  48192
     
     
Bay College Lansing  
2001 N Lincoln - 400 Bldg. Besse Health and Tech TBD  
Escanaba, MI  49829    
     
     
North Kent Sewer Authority SCCUMA  
4775 Coit Ave TBD  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525    
     

more info...
10/27/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.6 DW & WW Technical
WW Course Code: 2430
DW Course Code: 2530

Wastewater treatment facilities are among a community's greatest assets, both in terms of value to the quality of like of its citizenry and capital investment. It is imperative that those in charge of said facilities take the utmost care of these crucial resources.

Having a good plan for maintaining the equipment of each component is only the beginning. Personnel assigned to perform the tasks associated with prolonging the life of the system assets must receive proper training. While some of maintenance can be quite specific to certain devices, there are many general principles, practices and skills that are helpful in almost every maintenance application.

Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills towards contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

Topics Covered:
    Maintenance Theory, Principles and Process
    Work orders and Documentation
    Personnel
    Tools and Equipment
    Lubrication
    Safety
 

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10/28/20207:00am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958

This program explains further the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Activated Sludge 1, and while taking Activated Sludge 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Activated Sludge 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is not for beginners in the wastewater treatment profession or those who have not been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job.


Topics Include:
    Sequencing Batch Reactor
    Trickling Filters
    Rotating Biological Contractor
    Review on Activated Sludge
    Waste Activated Sludge
    Return Activated Sludge
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
    Math Problems

more info...
10/29/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958

This program explains further the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them.

There is minimal overlap between this course and Activated Sludge 1, and while taking Activated Sludge 1 is highly recommended, it is not a prerequisite for Activated Sludge 2. Therefore, this class can be considered a stand alone option.

WARNING: This course is not for beginners in the wastewater treatment profession or those who have not been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job.


Topics Include:
    Sequencing Batch Reactor
    Trickling Filters
    Rotating Biological Contractor
    Review on Activated Sludge
    Waste Activated Sludge
    Return Activated Sludge
    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
    Math Problems

more info...
11/3/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598

The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and hurdles that must be overcome (the what, when, how) and provides strategies and tools necessary to address those hurdles and segments of treatment.

Topics Covered:
    Characteristics of Wastewater
    Screening
    Oxidation Ditches
    Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
    Grit Removal, Sampling & Analysis
    Pre Aeration & Aeration
    Primary and Secondary Clarifiers
    Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs)
    Trickling Filters
    Secondary Treatment Effluent

more info...
11/5/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2427

Safe, sanitary and efficient collection of wastewater at its sources (domestic, commercial and industrial) and then its delivery to a facility begins the treatment process.

It is also usually the only part of the process of which the public has much awareness. That awareness all too often happens when there are issues with the system causing problems for the public (your customers).

The information covered in this course will help staff understand the basics of function, maintenance, operation, protection and preservation of the asset of your system.


Topics Covered
    Purpose and Collection Systems
    Common Definitions
    Components
    Importance of Maintenance
    Service Delivery Options
    Preventative Maintenance
    Corrective Maintenance

more info...
11/6/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


EGLE CECs: 0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598

The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and hurdles that must be overcome (the what, when, how) and provides strategies and tools necessary to address those hurdles and segments of treatment.

Topics Covered:
    Characteristics of Wastewater
    Screening
    Oxidation Ditches
    Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
    Grit Removal, Sampling & Analysis
    Pre Aeration & Aeration
    Primary and Secondary Clarifiers
    Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs)
    Trickling Filters
    Secondary Treatment Effluent

more info...
12/17/20207:30am to 3:00pmDenise Epling


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