Municipal Affairs and Environment

Operator Education

The OETC Program delivers classroom-style education seminars at approximately 20 locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. These seminars were developed to deliver the theory of proper operation and maintenance to operators of municipal water and wastewater systems. They also provide operators with the knowledge base to prepare them to challenge certification exams.

Operator Education Curriculum

Operator Education Seminar Schedules

Course Attendance Fee Schedule External (179 KB)

Fall 2019 Operator Education Seminar schedule to be released in August 2019.

If you have any questions regarding upcoming Operator Education Seminars for your area please contact the following:

Darren L. Patey
Environmental Scientist
Phone: (709)729-7363
Email: darrenpatey@gov.nl.ca
Jim Pollett
Enviromental Scientist
Phone: (709)292-4225
Email: jimpollett@gov.nl.ca
Deneen Spracklin
Program Lead
Phone: (709)729-1158
Email: dspracklin@gov.nl.ca
Gerry Lahey
Environmental Scientist
Phone: (709)637-2035
Email: glahey@gov.nl.ca
Chris Blanchard
Environmental Scientist
Phone: (709)637-2034
Email: cblancha@gov.nl.ca
Genny DeCoste
Environmental Scientist
Phone: (709)729-2558
Email: gennydecoste@gov.nl.ca

Additional Education Resources

ACWWA Newfoundland and Labrador Course Schedule:

Course:Automatic Diaphragm Valves – St. John’s Location

Date:October 15, 2019

Time:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Description:This course will appeal to water distribution system operators, operation engineers, environmental and health agencies and other industries with an interest in obtaining valuable knowledge related to the basics of automatic control valves regarding how the valve operates, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.

Location:Fairfield by Marriot, 199 Kenmount Road, St. John’s, NL

Contact Information:Registration details including the registration form and course cost can be found by following the link:Automatic Diaphragm Valves - St. John's

Course:Automatic Diaphragm Valves – Gander Location

Date:October 16, 2019

Time:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Description:This course will appeal to water distribution system operators, operation engineers, environmental and health agencies and other industries with an interest in obtaining valuable knowledge related to the basics of automatic control valves regarding how the valve operates, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.

Location:Albatross Hotel, 114 Trans-Canada Highway, Gander, NL

Contact Information:Registration details including the registration form and course cost can be found by following the link:Automatic Diaphragm Valves - Gander

Course:Check Valves and Air Relief Valves ½ day course – Corner Brook Location

Date:October 17, 2019

Time:8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Description:This course will appeal to water and wastewater system operators, operation engineers, environmental and health agencies and other industries with an interest in obtaining valuable knowledge relating to vital equipment needed to protect your system from unwanted reversal of flows as well as equipment required to control air going in and out of your piping system.

Location:Quality Inn, 64 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook, NL

Contact Information:Registration details including the registration form and course cost can be found by following the link:Check Valves and Air Relief Valves - Corner Brook

Course:Pressure Management to Reduce Non-Revenue Water and Pipe Bursts ½ day course – Corner Brook Location

Date:October 17, 2019

Time:1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Description:This course will appeal to water distribution system operators, operation engineers, environmental and health agencies and other industries with an interest in obtaining valuable knowledge relating to controlling water pressure to aid in water conservation, financial savings and reducing pipe bursts.

Location:Quality Inn, 64 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook, NL

Contact Information:Registration details including the registration form and course cost can be found by following the link:Pressure Management to Reduce Non-Revenue Water and Pipe Bursts – Corner Brook

To obtain information pertaining to education seminar schedules contact:

Deneen Spracklin

Program Lead
PO Box 8700
St.John's, NL
A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-1158
Fax: (709) 729-0320

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