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Health & Safety Seminar
This joint seminar hosted by MWEA & AWWA is designed to update water and wastewater utilities on current regulations and safe practices required when working on collections and distribution systems within Michigan.  Ideal for supervisors, personnel in charge of department safety, collection systems staff, plant employees (especially electricians and mechanics), water and wastewater operators, and all employees who need to be safety conscious.

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09/19/1908:30 AM - 03:45 PM ESTRachel Estis

Fund. of Preliminary, Primary & Secondary Treatment - Boyne City
The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial, and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle. This course picks up the journey of wastewater as it arrives at the plant (influent).

Secondary clarification signifies the end of the biological treatment portion of wastewater treatment. Often referred to as ‘polishing’, it is the last component of the solids removal process and happens just before tertiary treatment or disinfection, depending on the process employed by the individual plant.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and provides strategies and tools necessary to address the operation of this segment of treatment.

Registration: 8:30 am
Class Starts: 9:00 am
Class Ends: 4:00 pm

CEC Information:
0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598
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09/19/1909:00 AM - 04:00 PM EST

Fund. of Maintenance Practices I - Linden
Wastewater treatment facilities are among a community's greatest assets, both in terms of value to the quality of life of its citizenry and capital investment. It is imperative that those in charge of said facilities take the utmost care of these crucial resources.

Having a good plan for maintaining the equipment of each component is only the beginning. Personnel assigned to perform the tasks associated with prolonging the life of the system assets must receive proper training. While some of the maintenance can be quite specific to certain devices, there are many general principles, practices and skills that are helpful in almost every maintenance application.

Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills towards contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information:
0.6 WW & DW Technical
WW Course Code: 2430
DW Course Code: 2530
 
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09/20/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

WEFTEC 2019
92nd Annual WEFTEC
McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois
 
Conference: September 21 - 25, 2019
Exhibition: September 23 - 25, 2019
 
WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition. WEFTEC’s massive exhibition and technical program provide unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge information, technologies, services, and networking.
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09/21/19
-09/25/19

Pedal with a Purpose Bicycle Ride
September 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bike and Roll Chicago (239 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601)
Admission fee(s): $50.00 or $80.00

The 12th Annual "Pedal with a Purpose" is organized and hosted by volunteers.

Guests of all cycling abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants will be divided into groups, each group riding at a pace suited to their abilities and paced by a group leader. Rest stops with refreshments are planned. All participants will receive a colorful t-shirt! Once registered, you'll receive an e-mail from the ride organizer to obtain your t-shirt size, bike preference, and other information.

Proceeds from the ride support Water For People's mission to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. To date, WEFTEC bicycle rides have raised more than $20,000 for Water For People.

Admission can be purchased through WEFTEC conference registration until close of business on August 30. Click here to register with your WEFTEC Registration

09/22/19

Michigan Night at WEFTEC - Chicago

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09/23/1906:00 PM - 07:30 PM ESTMWEA

MWEA Bus Trip to WEFTEC Chicago
SPACE IS LIMITED - Register soon!

Join MWEA for a day-trip to Chicago to see the exhibits at the 92nd Annual WEFTEC. There will be 2 buses with different pickup locations available.


The cost of the trip is only $100, and there is no charge to walk the exhibit floor. 

Bus #1: BRIGHTON ->  LANSING ->  CHICAGO
Tentative Times: Brighton Pickup @ 5 a.m., Lansing Pickup @ 6 a.m. - Depart Chicago at 4 p.m. (Central time) - Arrive back in Lansing around 9 p.m. and Brighton around 10 p.m.

Bus #2: GRAND RAPIDS -> KALAMAZOO -> CHICAGO
Tentative Times: Grand Rapids Pickup @ 6 a.m., Kalamazoo (Portage) Pickup @ 7 a.m. - Depart Chicago at 4 p.m. (Central time) - Arrive back in Kalamazoo around 9 p.m. and Grand Rapids by 10 p.m.

(All times are in Eastern Standard Time unless noted)

CECs: 0.2 "Other" Wastewater and Drinking Water
Course Code: 1871
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09/25/19Varies by departure locationMWEA

Fund. of Maintenance Practices II - Linden
There is very little overlap between this course and Maintenance Practices I, which is recommended but not a prerequisite for this course.

This course takes the concept of providing proper training for maintenance staff to the next level. Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills toward contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information:
​0.6 WW & DW Technical
WW Course Code: 2431
DW Course Code: 2534
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09/27/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

**Basic Training Classes in the Upper Peninsula**
The following classes will be held at Bay College in Escanaba:

Purpose and Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment
Friday, August 9, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.5 WW Technical    Code: 2424


Fundamentals of Wastewater Math 1
Friday, August 23, 2019
Registration: 7:00 a.m.  |  Class: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.6 WW Techincal    Code: 1776

Fundamentals of Activated Sludge 1
Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.5WW Techincal    Code: 1910

Fundamentals of Anaerobic Digester Operation and Control
Friday,September 27, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.5 WW Techincal    Code: 2134

C & D Exam Prep
Thursday, October 31 & Friday, November 1
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


***Choose the class(es) you wish to attend in the drop down inside attendee registration.***
 

 

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09/27/1907:00 AM - 03:30 PM EST

" FULL " A and B License Exam Preparation - FALL 2019
Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

October 1 & 2: Bath
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 9 & 10: Bath     CANCELED
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 22 & 23: Linden
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 

 

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10/01/19
-10/02/19
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

C and D License Exam Preparation - FALL 2019
Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

October 2 & 3: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 9 & 10: North Kent
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 15 & 16: Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 23 & 24 : Kennedy Industries
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 

 

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10/02/19
-10/03/19
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

IPP Seminar
The Industrial Pretreatment Program Committee is hosting their Annual Seminar on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in East Lansing at the Eagle Eye Banquet Facility.

View the full agenda here! 
 

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10/08/1907:00 AM - 05:00 PM ESTRachel Estis

Asset & Infrastructure Management Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Asset & Infrastructure Management Committee will be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 2019 at 10:30 am. Lunch will be provided.

Location: MWEA Office in Bath, MI

For call in: 1-800-747-5150
Access Code: 6417377
 
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10/09/19

C and D License Exam Preparation - FALL 2019
Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

October 2 & 3: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 9 & 10: North Kent
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 15 & 16: Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 23 & 24 : Kennedy Industries
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 

 

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10/09/19
-10/10/19
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

C and D License Exam Preparation - FALL 2019
Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

October 2 & 3: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 9 & 10: North Kent
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 15 & 16: Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 23 & 24 : Kennedy Industries
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 

 

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10/15/19
-10/16/19
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Collections Seminar
This seminar is for operators, maintenance personnel and designers, as well as suppliers of services, products and equipment. This program is designed to bring those working in this field together for the benefit of ongoing solutions to collection issues and learning about resources available to assist. The Collections Committee is hosting their Annual Seminar on Wednesday, October 16th in East Lansing at Eagle Eye Banquet Center. 

View full agenda here

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10/16/19Rachel Estis

Fund. of Tertiary Treatment & Wastewater Disinfection - Boyne City
This course picks up the journey of wastewater as it nears the end of its trail through the treatment plant. This is where the pathogens are removed, preparing the water to be returned to the hydrological cycle in a safe form. Once the water passes through this stage it must pass a number of rigid tests and comply with numerous state and federal regulations.

Registration: 8:30 am
Class Starts: 9:00 am
Class Ends: 4:00 pm

CEC Information:
0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 2599

 
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10/17/1909:00 AM - 04:00 PM EST

" FULL " A and B License Exam Preparation - FALL 2019
Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

October 1 & 2: Bath
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 9 & 10: Bath     CANCELED
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 22 & 23: Linden
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 

 

more info...
10/22/19
-10/23/19
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

C and D License Exam Preparation - FALL 2019
Participants should bring a calculator and have basic knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and equipment.

October 2 & 3: Linden WRRF
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 9 & 10: North Kent
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 15 & 16: Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    Class: 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 23 & 24 : Kennedy Industries
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Note: There are no CECs available as this is a class to help you study for the exam.
 

 

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10/23/19
-10/24/19
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Leadership Retreat
By invitation only for volunteer leaders of the MWEA.  For more information, please contact MWEA. 


Click here to view the agenda!
 
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10/24/19
-10/25/19
Kathryn Yusko

Maintenance Seminar
 
Join us to explore what it looks like to run a good maintenance program and different tools to make your maintenance plan efficient.

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10/29/1907:00 AM - 05:00 PM ESTRachel Estis

Fund. of Wastewater Math I - Linden
Math is a basic skill that is necessary for the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover much of the basic math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

This course will assist all individuals preparing to take the State of Michigan Wastewater Operators certification exam.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

​​CEC Information: 
0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1776
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10/29/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Fund. of Anaerobic Digester and Control - Grand Rapids
This class will give participants an improved understanding of the system and strategies used in an Anaerobic Digestion. It will also prepare them for the day-to-day tasks of completing this portion of the treatment process.

Registration: 7:30 am
Class Starts: 8:00 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

​​​CEC Information: 
0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 2134
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10/30/1907:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Basic Health and Safety Practices - Linden
The misconception that staying safe and healthy while on the job is simply common sense is held by many. Creating and maintaining a culture of 'safety first' takes a great deal of training, emphasis and reinforcement. This class can be an important part of such a program.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

Course Code: 2423
0.6 WW Technical CECs Available
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10/31/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

**Basic Training Classes in the Upper Peninsula**
The following classes will be held at Bay College in Escanaba:

Purpose and Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment
Friday, August 9, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.5 WW Technical    Code: 2424


Fundamentals of Wastewater Math 1
Friday, August 23, 2019
Registration: 7:00 a.m.  |  Class: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.6 WW Techincal    Code: 1776

Fundamentals of Activated Sludge 1
Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.5WW Techincal    Code: 1910

Fundamentals of Anaerobic Digester Operation and Control
Friday,September 27, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m.
EGLE CEC: 0.5 WW Techincal    Code: 2134

C & D Exam Prep
Thursday, October 31 & Friday, November 1
Registration: 7:30 a.m.  |  Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


***Choose the class(es) you wish to attend in the drop down inside attendee registration.***
 

 

more info...
10/31/19
-11/01/19
07:00 AM - 03:30 PM EST

Fund. of Maintenance Practices I - Kalamazoo
Wastewater treatment facilities are among a community's greatest assets, both in terms of value to the quality of life of its citizenry and capital investment. It is imperative that those in charge of said facilities take the utmost care of these crucial resources.

Having a good plan for maintaining the equipment of each component is only the beginning. Personnel assigned to perform the tasks associated with prolonging the life of the system assets must receive proper training. While some of the maintenance can be quite specific to certain devices, there are many general principles, practices and skills that are helpful in almost every maintenance application.

Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills towards contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information:
​0.6 WW & DW Technical
WW Course Code: 2430
DW Course Code: 2530
 
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11/04/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Fund. of Maintenance Practices II - Bath
There is very little overlap between this course and Maintenance Practices I, which is recommended but not a prerequisite for this course.

This course takes the concept of providing proper training for maintenance staff to the next level. Persons completing this class will have a better base of knowledge and/or skills toward contributing to the overall success of any maintenance program.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts:7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information:
​0.6 WW & DW Technical
WW Course Code: 2431
DW Course Code: 2534
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11/13/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Fund. of Activated Sludge I - Kalamazoo
This program explains the basis for specific process control strategies, the calculations used to implement them and the sampling programs to support them. Also included are general biological concepts related to activated sludge plants and the factors that affect these processes.

This course will serve as an excellent part of EGLE Operator Certification exam preparation.

Registration: 7:30am
Class Starts: 8:00 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information: 
0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1910
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11/14/1907:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Fund. of Wastewater Math II - Linden
Math is a basic skill that is necessary for the function of any wastewater plant. This course will cover much of the basic math and calculations used regularly in wastewater treatment.

This course will assist individuals preparing to take the State of Michigan Wastewater Operators certification exam.

Fundamentals of Wastewater Math II is intended for review and license preparation for all levels.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

​​CEC Information: 
0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 1787
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11/19/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Purpose and Fund. of Wastewater Treatment - Bath
This course appropriately begins with the water cycle. It is an overview of the wastewater treatment process, beginning to end. This gives the individual the concepts of the entirety and impact of the work done in treatment plants.This class will be excellent for those new to the profession and those who have had a limited scope of job duties.

This will be a unique opportunity of great value to persons providing products and service in the wastewater industry.

Registration: 7:30 am
Class Starts: 8:00 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

Course Code: 2424
0.5 Technical Credits 
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11/20/1907:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Fund. of Activated Sludge II - Kalamazoo
Fund. of Activated Sludge II follows the course Fund. of Activated Sludge I however, there is little overlap between the two courses. Taking Activated Sludge I is recommended, but it is not a prerequisite for this course.

This course is for those who have been exposed to the activated sludge process in their job and is not for the novice in the wastewater treatment profession. Activated Sludge II will serve as an excellent part of the EGLE Operator Certification exam preparation.

Registration: 7:30 am
Class Starts: 8:00 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

​​CEC Information: 
0.5 WW Technical
Course Code: 1958
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11/21/1907:30 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Watershed & Stormwater Seminar - East Lansing
The Watershed & Stormwater Committee will hold their annual seminar Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
in East Lansing at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center. 



More information coming soon! 
 

 
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12/03/1907:00 AM - 05:00 PM ESTRachel Estis

Fund. of Preliminary, Primary & Secondary Treatment - Bath
The path of wastewater is a long and winding one, beginning at its source (domestic, commercial, and industrial) and ending with its clean, safe return to surface water or groundwater where it can take its place in the hydrological cycle. This course picks up the journey of wastewater as it arrives at the plant (influent).

Secondary clarification signifies the end of the biological treatment portion of wastewater treatment. Often referred to as ‘polishing’, it is the last component of the solids removal process and happens just before tertiary treatment or disinfection, depending on the process employed by the individual plant.

This course offers a thorough examination of the process and provides strategies and tools necessary to address the operation of this segment of treatment.

Registration: 7:30 am
Class Starts: 8:00 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information:
0.6 WW Technical
Course Code: 2598
more info...
12/05/1908:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST

Basic Health and Safety Practices - Bath
The misconception that staying safe and healthy while on the job is simply common sense is held by many. Creating and maintaining a culture of 'safety first' takes a great deal of training, emphasis and reinforcement. This class can be an important part of such a program.

Registration: 7:00 am
Class Starts: 7:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

CEC Information:
0.6 WW and DW (Other)
Course Code: 2423
more info...
12/11/1907:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST



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