Leadville Operator School

JULY 17 – JULY 21, 2023


A full curriculum for Water and Wastewater Plant Operators as well as Collection and Distribution System Operators is being offered at this year’s conference. This school has been designed to upgrade operational skills, obtain the required Training Units for certification renewal or obtain additional education and aid in helping those studying for certification exams.

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Mark Valentine, PE

Leadville Info

Leadville Chamber of Commerce
809 Harrison Ave
Leadville CO 80461
(719) 486-3900


The Water course is limited to the first 45 participants. Math classes will be divided into Basic and Advanced. The Distribution / Collection course is limited to 35 participants.
The PWO Committee of the RMWEA will offer two tracks for the Wastewater Operator, Advanced (A/B certifications) and Intermediate (C/D certifications). The Wastewater tracks will be limited to 35 participants for each course.
The Colorado Mountain College offers dormitory style housing and meals served cafeteria style. Single occupancy room and board for 5-nights is $600 and is limited to a first come first served basis. This will provide lodging from Sunday night through Thursday night; it also includes meals from Monday breakfast through Friday lunch. Check-in for the dorm rooms is handled by the college and starts Sunday after 4:00 pm. Dorm rooms are available on a first come – first serve basis, and are limited to the first 25 requests.
The dorm rooms have limited furnishings. There is no TV, radio or alarm clock. There is free internet via High Speed Wireless. The bed is a single and includes linen, bring your own pillow. There is a common area with a TV lounge and pool table.
Discounted cafeteria meal tickets are available for those staying off campus for $190 for the week. Individual meals can be purchased, at full price, at the conference information desk in the cafeteria. No meals are served after lunch on Friday.


Refer to the campus map for building locations.



Off Campus Lodging

LODGING: (other than on Campus)

The following is a partial list of motels and campgrounds in the Leadville area. Please contact these establishments directly if you prefer off campus housing or camping.

Silver King Motor Inn
2020 North Poplar Street
Leadville CO 80461
(719) 486-2610
RV Hook-ups available

Super 8 Motel
1128 South Hwy 24
Leadville CO 80461
(719) 486-3637

Columbine Inn & Suites
2019 North Poplar Street
Leadville CO 80461
(719) 486-5650

Sugar Loafin’ Campground
303 Highway 300
Leadville CO 80461
(719) 486-1031

Turquoise Lake National Forest Campground
Campsite reservations may be made by calling
(800) 280-2267
No RV Hook-ups


Reservations are strongly recommended for all lodging and camping, this is a very busy time of year for Leadville. There are several more lodging facilities available in town and the surrounding area. Information can be obtained by contacting the Chamber of Commerce: