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.
OHA-DWS Small Water System Training Course
Designed for drinking water system operators, this free one-day course covers the basics of water system operation and maintenance, water testing and other regulations, waterborne disease, water treatment for small systems and record keeping. The class also reviews the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments, the State Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and water system security issues.
Classes are scheduled from 9AM to 4PM. Upon course completion, attendees receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This class also meets the training requirement for Small Water System Operator Certification.
Mailing will go out by counties covered. Class size will be limited to 40 people.
Basics Course Schedule
Calendar Updated: November 12, 2020
(For Advanced Course Materials, scroll to bottom of page.)
|Eagle Point||02/11/2021||Eagle Point, OR|
|Oregon City||02/18/2021||Oregon City, OR|
57081 Meadow Road
Sunriver, OR 97707
|Deer Island||03/16/2021||Deer Island, OR|
|April||Coos Bay||04/13/2021||Coos Bay, OR|
|The Dalles||05/06/2021||The Dalles, OR|
|Klamath Falls||07/15/2021||Klamath Falls, OR|
|August||Seaside||08/23/2021||Seaside Convention Center
415 First Ave
Seaside, OR 97138
||09/02/2021||Eagle Point, OR|
|Baker City||09/23/2021||Baker City, OR|
||10/07/2021||Oregon City, OR|
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SWOTC – Tillamook, October 6, 2020
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SWOTC – Salem, October 8, 2020 – Class is Full
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PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance. For small water system certification, please attach a photocopy of the certificate to the Small Water System Operator Application, complete the application and mail to the address listed on the application form.
The application can be downloaded from a link under “Small Water System “S” Certification:” on the DWS Operator Certification web page: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/DrinkingWater/OperatorCertification/SmallWaterSystems/Pages/index.aspx
A small water system operator certificate expires on July 31 of every third year. A certificate will be renewed upon satisfactory evidence presented to the Oregon Health Authority that the operator has completed 6 hours of Department approved continuing education since the issuance date of the last certificate and submittal of the designated application form. When renewed, the new certificate will be valid for three years from the expiration date of the prior certificate.
Drinking Water Services (DWS) is not currently offering the advance course. The course materials are still available on their Advanced Course webpage, and cover the topics of shock chlorination, operator responsibilities under the groundwater rule, and source water protection.