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 www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp
For additional information, contact:
Jason Spicer phone:804-698-4143
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Wayne Staples phone:804-698-4106
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: