Custom New Mexico Wastewater Operator Training

DBS&A is pleased to announce our upcoming free water and wastewater utility operator training on Wastewater Treatment Basics and Nutrient Removal.

Two-day trainings will be offered on January 24 and 25, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information and to view the training agenda. Please download documents using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers if you experience difficulty downloading hyperlinked documents using Internet Explorer.

Training will take place at:

Yam Theater
219 Main St., Portales, NM 88130

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Nancy Rebarchik at (505) 822-9400 or email

This course is suitable for wastewater treatment plant operators, both large (WW1 – WW4) and small (SWW and SWWA). Operators having trouble with nutrient removal processes at their plant will particularly benefit.

Participants will receive 7.5 training credits per day and a certificate for attendance.

Trainings will begin at 8 a.m., with lunch on your own from 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Registration is REQUIRED for all training.

DBS&A can provide customized operator training classes on a number of wastewater topics. Contact us for a quotation. Courses we have taught previously are listed below.


This course will include topics and discussion from “Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I: Liquid Treatment” by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) 2018. To purchase this self-study manual, go to

Presentation for Low Cost Nutrient Removal for Wastewater Operator

Presentation for Low Cost Nutrient Removal for Wastewater Operators (Day 2)

Previous Training Resources

Links to previous training announcements, presentations, handouts, and other class material are provided below; click on the + to expand the folders.

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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
     Acronym List
    New Mexico Water Sampling Certification Study Guide
    New Mexico Water Systems Operator Certification Study Manual


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

DBS&A is also pleased to offer training for water systems operators, board members, and water sample technicians throughout New Mexico, for credit. Training can be customized or developed for specific needs. Topics include:

  • Wastewater Lagoon Certification for Tribal Operators (40 hours)
  • Low Cost Nutrient Removal for Wastewater Operators (15 credits/2 days)
  • Plans Preparation: Emergency Response, Operations and Distribution System Sampling Plans (6.0 credits)
  • Water Loss Audits (6.0 credits)
  • Water System Sampler Technician I and II (6.5 credits)
  • Operator Math (6.0 credits)
  • Pumps & Motors (6.0 credits)
  • Chlorine Contact Time (6.0 credits)
  • Advanced Water Treatment (6.0 credits)
  • Revised Total Coliform Rule (8.0 credits)
  • Groundwater Hydrology Wells, Pumps & Motors, & Disinfection System Maintenance (6.0 credits)
  • Understanding Water System Disinfection (6.0 credits)
  • Water Chemistry/ SDWA Regulations/ Breakpoint Chlorination (6.0 credits)
  • Distribution System Maintenance (6.0 credits)

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

Janet Wolfe, CPSM
(505) 822-9400