New Mexico Water and Wastewater Operator Training

Nathanson

DBS&A is pleased to announce our fee-based water and wastewater utility operator trainings starting in July 2019. The trainings will take place in our main office located at:

6020 Academy Road NE, Suite 100
First Floor Large Conference Room
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

The training schedule is below and course agendas can be found under Agendas.

DATE TOPIC
July 9, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 1
July 10, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 2
July 11, 2019 Contact Time Theory and Application
July 16, 2019 Wastewater Treatment and Permitting
July 17, 2019 Primary and Secondary Wastewater Treatment
July 18, 2019 Activated Sludge and Solids Management
September 24, 2019 Plans Training; Emergency Response (ERP), Operation & Maintenance (OMP), and Distribution System Sampling (DSSP)
September 25, 2019 Operator Math
September 26, 2019 Advanced Water Treatment
October 1, 2019 Wastewater Treatment and Permitting
October 2, 2019 Primary and Secondary Wastewater Treatment
October 3, 2019 Activated Sludge and Solids Management
December 10, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 1
December 11, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 2
December 12, 2019 Contact Time Theory and Application

About the Instructor: Peter Nathanson is a New Mexico-registered Professional Engineer, and State of New Mexico-certified Drinking Water System Operator/Sampler and Training Specialist. He has been providing water and wastewater training and technical assistance to municipalities, small, rural, and Native communities throughout New Mexico and Alaska since August 2001.  Most recently he served as the Technical Services Manager for the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau. Prior to that Peter was an assistant professor in the Water Technology Program at the Doña Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and a trainer for the New Mexico Rural Water Association.

Trainings are open to any public water or wastewater system staff and operators.  Some are suitable for Board members and other system employees/volunteers.

There are 6.0 eligible CEUs per training course.

Trainings will begin at 9 AM, with lunch on your own from 12 noon – 1 PM, and adjourn at 4 PM.

Registration and pre-payment is REQUIRED for all fee-based training. The cost is $100 per person per day. Payment guarantees your registration, and refunds will not be given for cancellations.

A minimum number of 10 pre-paid registrants are required for the class to move forward as scheduled.   If the minimum is not met by the Thursday before the classes are to begin, the classes will be canceled and registrants notified and refunded.

Click here to register for one or more of these trainings.  You will receive a confirmation of your registration from Eventbrite.

Questions related to the specific trainings can be directed to Peter Nathanson at (575) 405-0972.

Current Trainings

Links to the training announcements, presentations, handouts, and other class material are provided below; click on the + to expand the folders. Presentations are not required to be printed and brought to class, however, ALL handouts referenced on the specific training announcement should be printed and brought to class. Hardcopies will no longer be provided. Links are also provided on the individual training announcements.

Agendas

2019

     July 9, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 1
     July 10, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 2
     July 11, 2019 Chlorine Contact Time Theory and Application
     July 16, 2019 Wastewater Treatment and Permitting
     July 17, 2019 Primary and Secondary Wastewater Treatment
     July 18, 2019 Activated Sludge and Solids Management
     September 24, 2019 Plans Training; Emergency Response (ERP), Operation & Maintenance (OMP), and Distribution System Sampling (DSSP)
    September 25, 2019 Operator Math
     September 26, 2019 Advanced Water Treatment
     October 1, 2019 Wastewater Treatment and Permitting
     October 2, 2019 Primary and Secondary Wastewater Treatment
     October 3, 2019 Activated Sludge and Solids Management
     December 10, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 1
     December 11, 2019 Water System Sampler Certification Training Level 2
     December 12, 2019 Chlorine Contract Time Theory and Application

Handouts

Concentration-Time (CT)
    CT WorkSheet and Tables
    Documentation of Chlorine Inactivation Level 092916
    EPA CT Tables
    Log Removal Graph
    Table of Log Removal
    Drinking Water Tech Tips for Surveyors: Chlorine Contact Time for Small Water Systems
Distribution Systems Maintenance
      Asset Management IQ Quiz
      COA Thrust Block Detail
Operator Math
    UOCP Conversions
Pumps & Motors
      Hazen Williams Head Loss and Velocity Table
      Model DB2
      Model DB3
      Model 8H-1000 Performance Characteristics
      Model 8H-1000 Performance Characteristics
      Model S6-290 Performance Characteristics
      Nomograph 2016
      Pump Curve Example
      85 GPM Performance Curves
      385 GPM Performance Curves
      800 GPM Performance Curves
Water Loss Handouts
      A#1 Rockville Water Supply Corporation Background Information
      A#1 Software Exercise Results
      A#2 Data Validity Applied Activity
      A#2 Data Validity Exercise Results with Data Grades
      A#2 Data Validity Exercise without Data Grades
      A#2 Data Validity Exercise Trainer Notes
      A#2 Data Validity Exercise
      A#3 Real Loss Leakage Component Analysis Applied Activity
      A#3b Leakage Component Analysis Exercise
      A#4 Toolbox Decision Applied Activity
      A#4 Toolbox Decision Exercise Trainer Notes
      A#4 Toolbox Decision Exercise
      Vertical Validity Matrices
Water System Sampler Training (WSST)
      Required Items to be Filled Out on Chain-of-Custodies
      TC COC Template
Miscellaneous
     Acronym List
     NMED District 1 Office Map
     ABCWUA Office Map

Training

Educational Offerings

DBS&A’s professionals can create and present a short course or workshop for your organization’s members. Past workshops include:

  • “Water Well and Recharge Workshop” for Water Utilities.
  • “Water Balance Covers for Landfills, Waste Repositories and Mine Waste: Design, Modeling, Construction, and Monitoring” for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • “Technology Symposium on Water Reuse and Advanced Water Treatment Technologies” with Air Products.
  • “Evapotranspiration Covers: Assessment and Design Techniques” with PhytoLink Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • “The Art of Water Supply”  (An introduction to the science, engineering, and other components involved in identifying, developing, and securing our clients’ future water supply. Designed for managers and operators from municipalities, water districts, and public utilities, and previously presented to New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and the New Mexico Finance Authority.)
  • “Rural Water Workshop” for the New Mexico Rural Water Association.
  • “Principles of Vadose Zone Hydrology” for various organizations.

In addition, DBS&A professionals frequently present at conferences hosted by organizations such as:

  • American Water Resources Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • American Planning Association
  • National Ground Water Association
  • International Network of Environmental Forensics
  • Soil Science Society of America

If you are interested in DBS&A presenting a short course or workshop, please contact:

Janet Wolfe, CPSM
(505) 822-9400