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AWWOA Training Update

posted on May 22 2020

Classroom Training Due to COVID-19, the AWWOA is postponing all in-class training leading up to June 19th, 2020. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to evaluate the situation and act in the best interests of our members.…

Alberta Environment COVID-19 Update for Operators

posted on May 12 2020

As information specific to Alberta Water and Wastewater Systems becomes available, it will be posted here. Note: For assistance with acquiring PPE, Municipalities can make their requests through their respective Emergency Operations Centre…

AWWOA Office Closed to the Public

posted on Apr 15 2020

Please note the AWWOA office will be closed to the public until further notice. All e-mails and phone calls will be returned.Inquires can be sent to connect@awwoa.ca.

NAIT Student Practicum Placements Needed

posted on Apr 13 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. Have you adjusted shift operations, and are planning to hire staff to support your organization during this time? Alternatively, are you looking to fill future vacancies within your…

Information on COVID-19

posted on Mar 20 2020

As a water/wastewater operator you are responsible for producing clean drinking water, treating wastewater and ultimately maintaining public health. How could COVID-19 affect you as an operator? Below are documents provided by Water Research…

45th Annual Operators Seminar Update

posted on Mar 16 2020

The AWWOA Executive would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your understanding and assistance through our decision to cancel the remainder of the Annual Seminar last week. AWWOA would like to reaffirm that this decision was…

Follow the Leader - The Old Operator

posted on Feb 19 2020

As a young boy I spent many an hour playing a game called “follow the leader.” The point was to have your followers go over fences, through bushes, jump over objects and so forth. How exciting it became, much depended on the leader; yet…

Canada Summer Jobs Program

posted on Feb 4 2020

Objectives of the Canada Summer Jobs Program Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid…

Alberta Environment & Parks - Lead Guidance Document

posted on Nov 13 2019

Background:In March 2019, Health Canada published a new lead limit for the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality (GCDWQ). The new guideline for lead introduces two (2) fundamental changes from how lead has been managed in drinking…

It Matters Little What Title We Hold

posted on Jul 10 2019

In the working world many people strive for that ever so important job title. What position we hold and our job title mean so much to us. As a young man listening to some of the older men at work, one man said, “if you can’t eat it, what…