This class is the new ADEC-approved introductory class for water treatment system operators developed by Mike Pollen of NTL Alaska, Inc. for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). This course replaces the Introduction to Small Water Systems class and is accredited for 3.0 core continuing education units (CEU). The text for this course is the new American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Treatment Grade 1 manual that was the primary source document used by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) to develop the 2017 Water Treatment Level 1 national water treatment certification exams that are now being used in Alaska by ADEC.
Topics include basic microbiology and chemistry, operator math, USEPA regulations, ground and surface water sources, an overview of water treatment processes from pretreatment through disinfection, water quality testing, introduction to pumps and electrical systems, treatment plant safety, and administrative procedures including record keeping and reporting. The course features examples of Alaskan treatment technology. Attendees will be able to take the ABC Provisional Level 1 Water Treatment exam upon completion of the course.
Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED. If the attendee successfully passes the ABC Provisional Level 1 Water Treatment exam, they may apply to ADEC for a Provisional Level 1 Water Treatment Certificate. If the attendee passes the ABC Provisional Level 1 Water Treatment exam and has 1,950 hours of applicable operating experience they may apply to ADEC for a Level 1 Water Treatment Certificate. Separate ADEC certificate application fees will apply.