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Collection & Distribution Schools

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


Most Collection & Distribution schools will also offer courses for credit in The Academy for Water Professional Development.



NC AWWA-WEA is no longer selling the 4th Edition of the Water Transmission & Distribution textbook or workbook. As of March 1, 2017 we are selling the WSO Water Distribution, Grades 1 & 2 (1st edition) and WSO Water Distribution, Grades 3 & 4 (1st edition). The A, B, & C Distribution NTK has been updated to reference the new textbooks mentioned above, and the previous textbook (Water Transmission & Distribution Textbook - 4th edition).


Central Collection & Distribution School

October 1-5, 2018, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC




Vendor Show

Wednesday, October 3 2018

Greensboro Coliseum

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Vendors will be set up the entire time. Door prize drawings will take place after lunch.
  • All students registered for Backflow/Cross Connection, Collections, I, II, III, & IV, Distribution C, B, & A, Meter Tech classes are invited to attend.
  • Click here to download REGISTRATION FORM.


Central Collection & Distribution School

March 2019

More information coming soon!


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/Cross-Connection, and Wastewater Collection.


Schools includes course programs in:

  • Academy Day 1 – Contact Hours: 6.0, Class Day: Monday
  • Academy Day 2 – 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 (In 2018, this class will only be offered at the Central School if at least 10 people register.) – Contact Hours: 15.0, Class Days: Wednesday-Friday

Vendor Show

NC AWWA-WEA  presents three exhibit opportunities at our Collection & Distribution Schools. At each of these schools we host a Vendor Show on Wednesday to give attendees an opportunity to meet with their fellow students, instructors, and vendors. We invite vendors to display products targeted towards Collection System Operators, Distribution System Operators, Meter Technicians, and Backflow/Cross-Connection Operators. Spaces can be reserved for a fee of $150 (non-refundable) per Collection & Distribution School. Your space cannot be guaranteed until your fee and application have been received.


For questions, contact Erin Bowers at (919) 784-9030.



Backflow/Cross Connection

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
BF/CC Needs to Know Manual (Nov 2005) PDF (924.99 KB) Administration 10/30/2014

Collection Systems Operators

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Collection Systems Needs to Know Manual (2004) PDF (134.33 KB) Administration 10/30/2014

Distribution System Operators

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
D Dist Needs to Know Manual (2006) PDF (64.98 KB) Administration 4/4/2016
Dist A, B, and C Needs to Know Manual (March 2017) PDF (486.64 KB) Administration 4/12/2017

Math Manual

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Col & Dist School Math NTK Manual (Nov 2013) PDF (1.31 MB) Administration 10/30/2014

Meter Technician

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Meter Tech Needs to Know Manual (January 2014) PDF (23.66 KB) Administration 12/12/2014
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