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Current Classes
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Automatic Control Valve Application, Service, and Maintenance
January 18, 2024 (#2024-02) - West Springfield, MA
March 05, 2024 (#2024-01) - North Andover, MA
Overview: We will explain what an ACV is, how they work, and why they are important to your water flow applications. We will also discuss their applicaiton, service, and maintenance.

Cybersecurity 4-Part Series (all classes are held virtually on Zoom)
February 13, 2024 (#2024-13) - Part 1: The Basics & Beyond
February 15, 2024 (#2024-14) - Part 2: Case Studies & Threats to Utilities

February 27, 2024 (#2024-15) - Part 3: Locking it Down & Best Practices
March 07, 2024 (#2024-16) - Part 4: Regualtions, Reporting, & More
Overview: We will discuss some of the best-practices and low-hanging fruit that will help make ayour utility more preapred and seilient to cyber risks, including malware, ransomware, viruses, accidents, real-world examples, and more.

Distribution 2, 3, & 4 Certification Exam Preparatory Course: 7-Day
March 13, 19, 20, April 2, 3, 8, & 9, 2024 (#2024-07) - Andover, MA
Overview: This course covers the principals and practices of drinking water distrbtuion concepts, processes, and operations. It is designed to prepare students for the State of Massachusetts D2, D3, and D4 Water Distribution certification exams. This course wil also cover common math problems and how to solve them.

Treatment 2 Certification Exam Preparatory Course: 7-Day
March 14, 21, 22, April 4, 5, 10, & 11, 2024 (#2024-08) - Essex, MA
Overview: This course covers the principals and practices of drinking water distrbtuion concepts, processes, and operations. It is designed to prepare students for the State of Massachusetts Class 2 Water Treatment operator certification exam. This course wil also cover common math problems and how to solve them.

Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise
March 28, 2024 (#2024-17) - Turners Falls, MA
Overview: Join us as we facilitate a cybersecurity tabletop exercise to test and explore the communications and responses by attending wastewater utilities and mutual aid providers.

Basic Safety for Water & Wastewater Operators
April 11, 2024 (#2024-18) - Lee, MA
May 9, 2024 (#2024-19) - Turners Falls, MA
Overview: A safety course designed specifically for water and wastewater operators that oversee excavations in public roads or work at facilities.

Training Notes:
1. Class Registration is on a first come first served basis. Please register online asap as classes fill up quickly.
2. Typically, we will reserve 5 seats for people of small systems (<10,000 population served) and need a minimum of three small systems to register for classes. Any remaining seats, of these 5, will be filled from the Wait List in the order in which they were received. Participants will be made known if they are on the Wait List, and if they are moved to the active roster. Please don't hesitate to contact Jason should you have any questions.

Coming Soon...
Pressure Management & Water Loss Control
TBD 2024 (#2024-05) - TBD
TBD 2024 (#2024-06) - TBD

Opening for the Season
May 1, 2024 - TBD
May 2, 2024 - TBD

VSS, D1, & T1 Certification Exam Preparatory Course: 5-Day
May 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23, 2024 - Rockport, MA

Tank Field Day
TBD (#2023-41) - Adams, MA - Postponed, will reschedule

We are working on additional classes for Winter & Spring 2024, and will post them once they are finalized. Please continue to visit our website for the most current class listing and updates! Please let us know if you are looking for anything specific!

The Association provides training seminars all around the State of Massachusetts on various water and wastewater topics. We are developing an extensive training program including water and wastewater operator training, exam preparatory courses, operations and maintenance training, safety, and much more. All of our courses are MA DEP approved for water and/or wastewater license renewals.

Please email us with any training ideas and suggestions. We will review all recommendations and consider them when planning future classes. If you would like your facility to be added to our host list, please let us know.

Would you like to have MassRWA conduct technical training at your facility?
We can offer your facility the convenience and efficiency of on-site contract training. This program will allow you to target your staff's specific needs, such as certification, safety, operations and maintenance, and administrative. We will work with you to develop a program of classes that are most suited to your educational and financial needs.

Please contact us with any questions you may have or to obtain more information.

Classes may be held either In-Person or Virtually using the Zoom platform.

For virtual classes, all participants will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone that has Zoom videoconferencing software installed, and a good internet connection. If you don’t yet have Zoom, you can sign up and download here.

Individuals registered for one of our training classes, seminars, and/or confereces (such as the Trifecta) will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the beginnning of class. Anyone contacting MassRWA to cancel enrollment in a training session will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact MassRWA as soon as possible with the details. If you are not able to make it to a class you have registered for, please let us know asap, so we may notify the next person from the Wait List.

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781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943