Collection & Distribution Schools

The NC AWWA-WEA Collection & Distribution School committee organizes 3 Collection & Distribution Schools each year.

Coastal Collection & Distribution School

October 13-17, 2014
Carteret Community College    (3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557)

This is NC AWWA-WEA’s final Collection & Distribution School for 2014.

Volume 3/Summer Training Catalog


Important Deadlines
Early registration ends September 19, 2014. Advanced Book Purchase Deadline is September 19, 2014. Refund and final registration deadline is October 6, 2014.

Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Sheraton)
2717 West Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, Phone: (252) 240-1155
Room Rates (Based on Single or Double Occupancy): $109.00 per night + tax for ocean view, and $149 per night + tax for ocean front king

Hampton Inn Morehead City
4035 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, Phone: (252) 240-2300
Room Rates (Based on Single or Double Occupancy): $95.00 per night + tax.


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

Shoring – 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
(Will only be offered at the Coastal School if at least 10 people register) – 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.


Study Materials

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, and may be downloaded for free.


Course Descriptions & Contact Hours

Details available in 2014 Training Catalogs.

To learn more about the voluntary Meter Technician program you may also refer to


Vendor Show

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.

Coastal School Vendor Show

When: Wednesday, October 15th
Time: 4:00pm – 7:30pm (Dinner will be served)
Vendors will be set-up from 4:00pm – 7:30pm. Door prize drawings will take place after dinner.
Where: Coral Bay Club
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 at the Coastal School refer to pages 11 – 12 of the 2014 Volume 3/Summer Training Catalog, or contact the NC AWWA-WEA office at (919) 784-9030.



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.