Free Webinar on March 14th: Overview of the AWTO Certification Program

Thursday, March 14 11:00am to Noon
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The webinar will be recorded.
Please gather as a group in your agency’s conference room as we only have 100 log-ins available for this webinar.

  • The value and benefits of obtaining AWTO Certification for the operators and their agencies
    Toby Roy, Chair, AWTO Certification Committee and Fernando Gonzalez, LA Sanitation
  • AWTO Background
    Yan Zhang, Long Beach Water Dept.

    • Information on the development of the AWTO Grades 3-5 certification program
    • The minimum qualifications for operators to take the exams and become certified
  • Exam process
    Alec Mackie, CWEA

    • Resources for learning about the treatment processes and range of knowledge included in the certification program
    • The process for applying and taking the exam
  • Audience Q&A with speakers – 11:50-Noon
    Facilitated by Steven Garner, CA-NV AWWA

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AWWA Releases Direct Potable Reuse Program Operation and Management Manual

The purpose of this standard is to define the critical requirements for the effective operation and management of a Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) water program.

ISBN: 9781613004739
Publisher: AWWA
Publication date: 2018
AWWA catalog no: STG_0086771
Media Type: PDF
Number of pages: 14

Agency reviewers included:

  • J.D. Brown, Contra Costa Water District, Concord, Calif.
  • S. Deshmukh, West Basin Municipal Water District, Carson, Calif.
  • M. Gasca, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Whittier, Calif.
  • T. Roy, San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego, Calif.
  • T.R. Slifko, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, La Verne, Calif

CA-NV AWWA and CWEA Sign Agreement to Work Together on the Future of Operator Certification

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) and California Water Environment Association (CWEA) have signed a memorandum of agreement to jointly develop the Advanced Water Treatment Operator (AWTO) certification program.

The certification exams are expected to be ready in the spring of 2019. The certification will be open to all California and Nevada Grade 3 or higher drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment operators.