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Idaho Rural Water Association offers training classes for drinking water and wastewater utility operations specialists as well as for other related industry professionals such as utility boards members, elected officials, clerks, and managers.  Unless otherwise specified all classes have been approved or are pending approval for drinking water or wastewater CEUs (Continuing Education Units) by the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (IBOL).

Monday, December 2, 2019

Activated Sludge

February 12th-13th, 2020 - Blackfoot

Event date: 2/12/2020 8:30 AM - 2/13/2020 4:30 PM Export event

Learn all about activated sludge! The first day of this class will consist of classroom instruction and the second day will be spent at an activated sludge plant. Learn the basics including what activated sludge is and why it’s so effective at treating large quantities of raw waste. Learn the different classifications of activated sludge and the pros and cons of each variation. Day two will focus on process control and troubleshooting. Discuss the importance of each treatment unit and learn operating tips for each. Learn how to recognize signs of poor performance and how to apply appropriate operational adjustments. Attendance is required at both days for credit.

DAY ONE: Class will be held at Blackfoot City Hall 157 N Broadway St, Blackfoot, ID 83221. Parking on the street is required, so arrive early!

DAY TWO: Class will be held at the Blackfoot Wastewater Treatment Plant 2025 Riverton Road, Blackfoot, ID 83221. Drive straight past the office and turn left after the second set of clarifiers to park. Meet at the office for the start of class. Dress warmly for outside instruction time.

Instructor: Don Van Veldhuizen - USA BlueBook

CEUs Earned: 1.2 WW CEUs

Cost: $285 members / $385 non-members

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (local time)

Day 1 Location:  View Map

Day 2 Location:  View Map

Day 1 

Blackfoot City Hall

157 N Broadway St

Blackfoot, ID 83221 

Day 2 

Blackfoot Wastewater Treatment Plant 

2025 Riverton Road 

Blackfoot, ID 83221


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