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VSS, D1, & T1 Certification Exam Preparatory Course: A 3-Day Course

Approximately 90% of New England's drinking water systems - about 10,000 systems - are small and most use ground water sources. Small systems provide drinking water to less than 3,300 people while very small systems provide it to less than 500 people.

The purpose of our VSS, D1, & T1 Certification Exam Preparatory Course is to familiarize students with the small water system field and teach the responsibilities of certified drinking water operators. This class covers the following topics: water quality sampling, wells and their source protection, water pipes, storage tanks, hydrants, valves, meters, water treatment, how to create reports, and Massachusetts drinking water regulations. We will show you how to use basic math formulas to calculating water storage, pressure, flow, and water usage. This class will get you prepared to pass the VSS, D1, and T1 exams. You will also earn 18 TCH credits for Water Operators.

This is a three-day class and students are encouraged to attend all classes. Each class will be held in person
. We are planning a tour of the Worcester Water Filtration Plant on Friday afternoon. We will begin all three days at the Paxton location.

To sign up for this 3-day class,
Register Online, or contact Jason Blais.
We have changed locations to accommodate such high registration numbers. Online Registration is now open again.

Dates: January 23, 25, & 26, 2023 (#2024-12)

Attendance: 7:45AM - 8:00AM
Class: 8:00AM – 3:00PM (includes breaks & lunch break)

Paxton Public Safety Complex - Conference Room
576 Pleasant Rd
Paxton, MA 01612

Worcester Water Filtration Plant
71 Stonehouse Hill Rd
Holden, MA 01520

Class Fee (per registrant):
MassRWA Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

Agency Approval: 18.0 Water TCH's

Instructors: Bob Hoyt, Mass Rural Water Association


Cancellation Policy:
Individuals registered for one of our training classes, seminars, and/or conferences will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of canellation at least 48 hours prior to the beginning 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 Jason Blais as soon as possible with the details.

Consent to Use Photographic Images, Videos, & Recordings:
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MassRWA's meetings, trainings, and other seminars constitutes an agreement by the attendee to MassRWA's use and distrbution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videos/videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio files of such events and activities. This includes permission to record sessions and streaming events.

Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943