Maintenancefest Supports Drinking Water System Operators

Image of participants doing hands on training on equipment during a Maintenancefest

After a three-year hiatus, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) was pleased to bring back one of its most popular training events, Maintenancefest.

Maintenancefest is a unique training opportunity that is particularly valuable because of the hands-on experience it provides for drinking water system operators. This year, more than 80 participants attended the event in Walkerton, Ontario on August 29 and 30.

Participants cycled through six training modules of their choice, earning 1.2 Continuing Education Units over the course of two days. Modules included:

  • Backflow & Cross Connection
  • Basics of Utility Locates
  • Chemical Dosing Equipment
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
  • Jar Testing Lab
  • Pressure Control Valves
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Unidirectional Flushing

Feedback was positive, with one participant noting:

“So glad to have been part of this Maintenancefest. Very well presented and organized.”

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