Collection & Distribution Schools
The NC AWWA-WEA Collection & Distribution School committee organizes 3 Collection & Distribution Schools each year.
Eastern Collection & Distribution School
March 10-14, 2014
NCSU McKimmon Center – Raleigh, NC
Early registration ends February 21, 2014. Advanced Book Purchase Deadline is February 21, 2014. Refund and final registration deadline is February 28, 2014.
Directions/map will be provided with your registration confirmation and are available at www.ncsafewater.org.
All classes – except Backflow/Cross Connection – will meet at the NCSU McKimmon Center located at 1101 Gorman Street in Raleigh, NC, 27695. Backflow/Cross Connection will meet at the City of Raleigh Operations Center, 3324 Lake Woodard Dr, Raleigh, NC.
Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University
1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605, Phone: 919-828-0811 or 800-331-7919, www.brownstonehotel.com
A block of rooms has been reserved at the following rates; Single $105 + tax, Double $115 + tax (all rates are per night). Room rate includes breakfast coupons. This hotel is newly renovated. Reservation Deadline is February 16. 2014.
Names of additional hotels are available on the McKimmon Center website at https://onece.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/divisionUnits/mctc/hotels.jsp.
Western Collection & Distribution School
August 4-8, 2014
Foothills Higher Education Center – Morganton, NC
Coastal Collection & Distribution School
October 13-17, 2014
Carteret Community College – Morehead City, NC
Purpose & Classes Offered
The objective of these schools is to REVIEW the basic concepts in the proper operation and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The curriculum will provide information that should be helpful in preparing a participant for the voluntary certification exam in Meter Technician and the mandatory certification exams in Water Distribution, Backflow, and Wastewater Collection.
Schools includes course programs in:
Advanced Collection Systems
Contact Hours: 6.0, Class Day: Monday
Advanced Distribution Systems
Contact Hours: 6.0, Class Day: Tuesday
Contact Hours: 6.0, Class Day: Tuesday
Backflow/Cross-Connection (Class size very limited. May not be offered at all schools)
Contact Hours: 25.0, Class Days: Monday-Friday
Collections I, II, III, & IV
Contact Hours: 17.0, Class Days: Wednesday-Friday
Distribution A, B, & C
Contact Hours: 18.0, Class Days: Wednesday-Friday
Meter Technician (Not offered at Coastal School)
Contact Hours: 15.0, Class Days: Wednesday-Friday
Distribution D (In 2014 this class will only be offered at the Eastern School.)
Contact Hours: 12.0, Class Days: Thursday-Friday
Those pursuing Distribution should be aware that Distribution-D is traditionally intended for persons who work at VERY small systems that are designated at the D or C level. Before deciding which level of Distribution to begin with, review the Rules Governing Water Operators (Subchapter 18D Section .0200) to verify exam requirements. Once you obtain your distribution certification, you must maintain your current level for one full year before you are eligible to take the exam for the next level. If you have any questions about the rules or exam qualifications contact the NCWTFOCB at (919) 733-0379.
It is highly recommended that students refer to the Bookstore page and have access to the books that correspond to their class.
As of January 1, 2013, NC AWWA-WEA is no longer fulfilling book orders by shipment. School attendees may use the form available with registration materials to order their books in advance and pick them up at the school. Depending on inventory, there may be a limited number of books available for purchase at the school. If you would like to purchase books from another source you may download a spreadsheet of books and potential vendors (current as of 1/2/13).
Please note, the appropriate Needs To Know Manual for each course is included in the registration fee and students will receive their manual when they arrive at school. Needs To Know Manuals are also available at http://www.ncsafewater.org/resources_/for_industry_professionals/bookstore/, and may be downloaded for free.
Course Descriptions & CEU’s
Details will be available in 2014 Training Catalogs.
To learn more about the voluntary Meter Technician program you may also refer to http://www.ncsafewater.org/events_education/certifications/water-meter-cert/.
When: During an extended lunch on Wednesday, March 12th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Lunch will be served)
Vendors may begin setting up at 9:30am and are invited to remain set-up until students leave at 4:00pm. Door prize drawings will take place during lunch.
Where: NCSU McKimmon Center
Who: All students registered for Backflow/Cross Connection, Collections I, II, III, & IV, Distribution C, B, & A, and Meter Technician are invited to attend.
For information on exhibiting refer to pages 17 – 18 of the 2014 Volume I/Winter Training Catalog, or contact the NC AWWA-WEA office at (919) 784-9030.
Exhibit opportunities are available at a Vendor Show at all three Collection/Distribution schools. Companies are invited to display products targeted towards collection system operators, distribution system operators, meter technicians, and backflow/cross connection operators. Registration information will appear throughout the year in the quarterly NC AWWA-WEA Training Catalog. Exhibit booths include a covered 6 foot table, 2 chairs, electrical service (upon request), a printed copy of the attendees list for the school at which you exhibit, and a meal.
Prohibition of Recording Statement: Recording of any sounds or visual images, and use of any recording device or medium now known, or later developed, is prohibited at all NC AWWA-WEA Seminar, School, Conference or other training events unless prior written permission has been expressly granted by NC AWWA-WEA.