Rocky Mountain Water and Wastewater Fundamentals School
The Rocky Mountain Water and Wastewater Fundamentals School is a basic, comprehensive overview for water and wastewater operators. The course is divided into two separate classes, one on water and one on wastewater. The course is designed for people who are new to the field or have been in it for only a few years. It should be beneficial to those seeking Class “C”, “D” “T”, and “S” certification.
The goal of the Fundamentals school is to provide education for operators so they possess a better understanding of the water and wastewater fields. The courses are designed to furnish operators with basic concepts of how treatment processes work and the requirements of government regulations. The Fundamentals school curriculum also provides opportunities to prepare for either the water or wastewater certification exams. However, operators should not use the courses as their only study guide for certification exams.
“A” and “B” operators are encouraged to participate in the Intermediate and Advanced School in March, which offers courses geared for experienced treatment plant operators.
Scholarships covering the tuition for one course of study in the Fundamentals School will be awarded to applicants employed by a town or municipality water or sewer district serving fewer than 3,300 residents within the Rocky Mountain Region. (CO, NM, WY)
Scholarships will be reviewed and awarded based on size of community served, location, and level of certification required for that entity by the scholarship review board. Link to scholarship application form
New location: Fundamentals School now takes place at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The hotel is located off I-25 (Exit 259) and Clydesdale Parkway.
An option for Lunch is now included on your registration form. AND if you are staying at the Embassy Suites, breakfast and a Manager’s Reception in the evening will be included in your room reservation. To reserve a room, call 970-612-2440 or go to https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FNLESES-RFS-20200126/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Water FundamentalsTentative Topics
Wastewater FundamentalsTentative Topics
Types and Characteristics of Water Supplies
Chlorination and Chlorine Safety
Water System Safety
Pumps, Motors, and Valves
Operator Certification - Regulation 100
Sampling and Testing
Emergency Response Planning
Drinking Water Regulations
Principles of Sanitary Surveys
Water Treatment Overview / Unit
Overview of Wastewater Environment
Lagoons and Oxidation Ponds
Biosolids Use and Regulations
Fixed Film Reactors
Applying Your Wastewater Math
Electrical Equipment and
Wastewater Characteristics and Stream Standards
Understanding Wastewater Math Preliminary & Primary Treatment
Pumps, Motor, and Valves
Wastewater Sampling & Preservation
Wastewater Treatment Overview /
Unit Operations Demonstration
Wastewater Plant Maintenance
Ethics in Wastewater / Reg 100