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 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 Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) Screener Questionnaire to collect information on treatment and wastewater characteristics of 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.

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

Recorded Webinars

General Interest to NDPES Dischargers

  • Asset Management 101 - Finding Financial Assistance for Infrastructure Upgrades, Alison Fenniken, EPA, Sarah Buck, Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and Heather Hemmelberger, PE Southwest Environmental Finance Center. Presented April 15, 2020
  • Discharge Monitoring Reports - Avoiding Common Mistakes, Presenters: Juan Ibarra, Cornell Gayle, Emilio Llamosa, Jake Nguyen U.S. EPA. Presented on July 15 and August 20, 2020 (to correct poor audio)

Small POTWs