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Wastewater treatment plant operator training opportunities and operations information.

List administrator(s): Anissa Rafeh, Jason Spicer, Wayne Staples, Jennifer Underwood, Ann Regn, Irina Calos

DEQ, Small Plant Testing Workshop

The DEQ, Operator Training Program has scheduled a "Small Plant Testing" workshop at the Northern Virginia Regional Office (Woodbridge)for April 14-15, 2009.

Workshop description: The workshop will address topics of specific interest to small (<40,000 gpd) treatment facility owners and operators.

Hands on activities will focus on requirements and procedures for on-site effluent testing and will include: (a) performing the dissolved oxygen (D.O.) test using a D.O. meter; (b) performing the total residual chlorine test using a direct readout DPD colorimetric procedure; (c) performing the pH test using a pH meter and electrode(s).

The program will also include discussions of determining composite sample volumes, sample collection and preservation methods for biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, nutrient and bacteriological samples, recordkeeping, quality assurance/quality control requirements, completion of the discharge monitoring report, selection of a contract laboratory, and sources of assistance.

The program includes lecture, demonstration and hands-on laboratory exercises.

The Virginia Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals has approved this workshop for 1.0 training credit.

To register, download the registration form at

For additional information, contact:

Jason Spicer phone:804-698-4143
email:, or

Wayne Staples phone:804-698-4106

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: March 30, 2009 at 9:29 am

EPA Documents on WWTP Technologies Available

To view recent publications on emerging nutrient removal, biosolids and wwtp technologies can be found on the EPA website at

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: January 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm

License Review (Wytheville CC) Classes Rescheduled

The Licensure Review classes being offered at Wythville Community College on January 19 - 22, 2009 have been cancelled due to the observance of a federal holiday. A make-up session has not been scheduled but an announcement will be sent out once the dates have been selected. For additional information contact:

Beth Baker (276) 223-4763

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: January 14, 2009 at 8:24 am

Licensure Review Program Schedule Winter/Spring 2009 Now Available

The Winter/Spring 2009 Licensure Review Program schedule is now available for download at

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: December 18, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Training Announcement: Upcoming Nutrient Removal Workshop

The Shenandoah Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant Network will be conducting a workshop on the operation of nutrient removal wastewater treatment facilities:

Date: February 26, 2009
Location: Augusta County Government Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Subject: Got Nutrients?
Cost: $7.00/person

Topics include:
Operations & Testing for Nutrient Removal
Nutrient Upgrades

For additional information or to register, contact:
Jean Andrews
Phone: 540-245-5677

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: December 17, 2008 at 4:09 pm