The WCWC Training Operations department supports our clients by coordinating mandatory and specialized training for water system owners, operators and operating authorities across Ontario. Kelly Weber, Training Support Representative, answers some common questions about WCWC training.
With all the COVID-19 restrictions, are you offering in-class training?
Yes we are continuing to offer in-class training and WCWC has incorporated a COVID-19 Training Session Protocol to enhance safety for our participants and staff. This protocol includes a pre-screening for our venues, participants and staff, social distancing and disinfection measures, and follows all guidelines for “Training in COVID-19” of the Ministry of Labour.
I am not comfortable attending a class right now, what are my options?
WCWC has been offering several of our popular courses virtually, and more are under development! These are live virtual training sessions with interaction between the instructor and participants and there is a class maximum of 15. View our upcoming schedule by visiting wcwc.ca/registration.
How do I register for upcoming courses?
You can register right on our website! Visit wcwc.ca/registration and click on the course, then “register now”.
Can I have a copy of my training certificate?
For certificates for courses delivered by WCWC, you can log in to “my profile” anytime and view your course history and reprint a copy of your certificate. Or please email email@example.com or call WCWC directly at 1-866-515-0550.Read More
- How to monitor nitrification in the field (3:29)
- How to analyze nitrite (2:13)
- How to analyze nitrate (2:25)
- How to analyze pH and temperature (2:23)
- How to analyze monochloramine and free ammonia (3:30)
- How to analyze total ammonia (2:53)
- How to analyze free chlorine (5:36)
- How to analyze total chlorine (5:44)
- Monitoring nitrification parameters: PPA vs. spectrophotometer analysis (2:49)
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This course provides details on some of the most recent issues facing drinking water systems. The detection of toxins associated with cyanobacterial blooms are discussed, as well as disinfection by-products and emerging pathogens. These three topics are discussed from an operation perspective, and include suggestions for treatments and modifications to treatment processes that may help to minimize issues.
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The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is pleased to be hosting a small systems hands-on workshop geared especially to the owners and operators of small systems defined under Ontario Regulation 170/03 and Ontario Regulation 319/08. The workshop will provide opportunities for training that can be used to maintain the Trained Person designation.
The workshop will consist of a choice of five training modules focusing on the operation and maintenance of small drinking water systems. Participants will choose three modules and rotate through sessions, earning 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs.) Planned modules include:
- Completing Logbook and Logsheet Entries
- Sampling, Testing, Adverse Test Results and Corrective Actions
- Small System Filters
- Ultraviolet Disinfection Theory and Maintenance
- Well Maintenance
Modules are led by industry experts, including WCWC’s Small Systems Specialist, Stephanie Meades. Stephanie supports small drinking water system operators across Ontario, with a focus on Ontario Regulation 319/08 systems.
The workshop will be held on November 5, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Huntsville. The
cost to register is $203.00 + HST.Read More
Due to the overwhelming response from clients, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) has added two new training modules to the lineup for the ninth annual Maintenancefest, August 27–28, 2019 in Walkerton, Ontario.
Maintenancefest is a unique hands-on event that allows participants to cycle through six training modules of their choice, earning 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over the course of two days. Planned modules include:
• Backflow and Cross Connection
• Basics of SCADA Programming
• Basics of Utility Locates
• Completing Logbook and Logsheet Entries
• Concrete Pressure Pipe Tapping Awareness
• Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
• Jar Testing
• Leak Detection
• Pressure Control Valves
• Unidirectional Flushing
• UV Maintenance
• Well and Well Pump Monitoring
Maintenancefest will run 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days, with lunch provided. Register now at wcwc.ca/registration, or contact us at 866-515-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost to register is $455.00 + HST. Space is limited so register today!