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 Small Water Operator Training Course

Physical and Mailing Address: 

935 N. Main Street
Independence, OR 97351

Phone (503) 837-1212

Fax (503) 837-1213




Training Calendar


 2015 Calendar


OAWU offers specialized training in both water and wastewater. Training is held throughout the state on topics such as treatment, regulations, operations and maintenance, wellhead protection, operator certification and management skills. This training, offered for free or at a low cost, allows operators to upgrade their skills and improve the quality of the services they provide. Members receive a discount off the already low prices. Continuing Education Units are available to maintain operator certification, CEUs are awarded at 0.1 CEU for every hour of instruction. 


2015 Class Training List

2014-2015 OAWU Training & Events Schedule


OAWU Training Classes


Small Water Systems (SWOTC) Certification

If your ground water system is 150 connections or less and is required to have a certified Small Groundwater operator this is the OHA/DWS

required course for initial certification or re-certification.

 2015 SWOTC

Training  Schedule


On-site Training Program

 View Programs

OAWU's various programs offer on-site assistance to any water or wastewater system in the state. Take advantage of your association benefits and allow us to serve your system's needs.

Effective Utility Management

As discussed in class, here are the three files that are available on the OAWU website:

Resource Guide-Word (Printable)

Resource Guide-Excel  (Electronic)

Rural & Small System Guidebook (PDF)


37th Annual Management & Technical Conference


March 2-6, 2015
(Sunriver Resort)


OAWU's Annual Technical and Management Conference is  held each year in Sunriver, Oregon during the first week of March. A full schedule of classes covering water, wastewater, groundwater and management topics is offered. It is an opportunity to view new technologies and equipment exhibited by vendors, interact with the Board of Directors and staff of OAWU and share experiences with other professionals in the industry. The association's annual business meeting is held during the conference, and open positions on the Board of Directors are elected.




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