Workshop Summaries

Wastewater Workshop Summaries


Safety in Wastewater Systems
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Wastewater Facilities Management
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This one day workshop will focus on the various aspects of management of wastewater treatment systems. Included in the discussion will be: General Management Practices, Personnel, Training, Planning, and Public Relations. Special emphasis will be given to Financial Management and Emergency Preparedness. Please bring a calculator as exercises may require calculations.

Biological Treatment
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Activated Sludge Treatment
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This two day workshop will focus on the design and operation of all types activated sludge treatment systems. Identification of problem conditions and corrective actions will be stressed.Hands-on problem solving case studies will be included. Attendees are requested to bring a calculator and a MS Wastewater Facilities Operations / Training Manual for reference.

Exam Preparation
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Advanced Treatment
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NPDES Reporting
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Lagoon Systems
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Wastewater Math
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MWPCOA Short Course
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MSRWA Workshop
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Laboratory Procedures
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This two day workshop is presented by the laboratory personnel at MDEQ. Instruction is provided in proper analytical procedures for common NPDES permit parameters including: BOD, TSS, Fecal Coliform, Chlorine Residual, pH, and Ammonia Nitrogen. Hands on instruction is included. This workshop has a limitation of 20-25 persons. We request that only persons working in a laboratory and conducting analysis attend this workshop.

Wastewater Disinfection
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Introduction to Laboratory Procedures
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This one day workshop is presented by the environmental trainers and laboratory personnel at MDEQ. Instruction is provided in proper analytical procedures for common field and operational parameters including: Chlorine Residual, pH, and Dissolved Oxygen. Hands on instruction is included. Effluent monitoring analysis will be briefly discussed to introduce the operator to these laboratory procedures.

Collection System Management
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Biosolids Management
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Wastewater Systems Security
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This one day workshop is presented through a grant from EPA for small municipal system security. The workshop will focus on performing hazard and vulnerability assessments on small wastewater systems using the VSAT and NETC assessment tools. Natural and manmade emergencies/disasters will be discussed. As a follow-up, the training staff will offer on-site assistance in completing vulnerability assessments at selected small municipal facilities.

Incident Command System (ICS)
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