Online Wastewater Training (5 hours)


Due to the cancelation of many operator training events, the Bureau of Water is offering the below options for operators to earn their required training hours online. Each training option will give a certificate of completion at the end of the event.

***Operators wishing to earn the training hours MUST submit an email to Frank Moreno at Frank.S.Moreno@ks.gov  to prove attendance and receive hours. The email shall include the webinar(s) viewed and date the webinar(s) were attended. If you are completing the survey option, the certificate of completion shall also be emailed.***

OPTION 1
COMPLETE - EPA POTW Survey – 2.5 hours
COMPLETE - one Online Wastewater Training webinar – 2.5 hours

OPTION 2
COMPLETE - two Online Wastewater Training webinars – (each webinar is 2.5 hours) - 5 hours

EPA POTW Survey – 2.5 hours
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a voluntary POTW Screener Questionnaire to collect information on treatment and wastewater characteristics of publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) facilities. The goal of the survey is to document nutrient reductions obtained from low-cost modifications and optimizing existing operations and maintenance practices, rather than implementing advanced and often costly capital upgrades. Many POTWs have already demonstrated significant nutrient reductions using low cost modifications.

          Questionnaire Registration: https://www.epa.gov/eg/potw-nutrient-survey
          Kansas POTW Eligible Facilities: POTW Facility List.xlsx


Online Wastewater Training – 2.5 hours each, 5 hours max
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sponsored webinars ranging over a variety of topics. The webinars are divided into two categories, recorded and upcoming. Click on the registration link below the webinar to sign up for the webinar.

Upcoming Webinars:

Thursday May 27, 2021 (1-2:30pm EST)

Thursday June 24, 2021 (1-2:30pm EST)

Thursday July 29, 2021 (1-2:30pm EST)

Recorded Webinars:

General Interest to NDPES Dischargers

 

Small POTWs

  • Best Management Practices for POTW Compliance: Critical Elements of Successful Wastewater Treatment- Part 1, (Sampling and Monitoring - Compliance v. Process Control, Implementing a Process Control Plan and Making Operational Adjustments, Managing Effective and Educated Operators), Jake Albright PG Environmental, and Bill Ingram Great Barrington, MA WWTP Superintendent. Presented on August 18, 2020
    Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1623734991672921867
  • Best Management Practices for POTW Compliance: Critical Elements of Successful Wastewater Treatment- Part 2, (Creating and implementing effective SOPs, Managing your WWTP to promote compliance, finding technical assistance programs and resources), Jake Albright PG Environmental, Heather Himmelberger PE, Director Southwest Environmental Finance Center. Presented September 15, 2020.
    Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7160385167586176770