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Alberta Environment COVID-19 Update for Operators

posted on Mar 24 2020

As information specific to Alberta Waterworks and Municipal Wastewater Owners and Operators becomes available, it will be posted here.March 25 Update"As a follow up to the message from Scott Milligan on March 23, 2020, I would like to provide…

AWWOA April & May Training Announcement

posted on Mar 23 2020

Due to COVID-19, the AWWOA has made the decision to postpone all in-class training leading up to May 31st, 2020. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to evaluate the situation and act in the best interests of our members.…

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…

Is a Career in Water Right for You?

posted on Jul 5 2019

Have you ever thought about where your water comes from or where your water goes when you flush the toilet? Have you ever wondered who is responsible for ensuring you have immediate access to clean drinking water? These behind-the-scenes people…

Meet Our 2019-20 Executive Board

posted on May 29 2019

At the 44th Annual Operators Seminar in Banff, our 2019-20 Executive Board was announced. Congratulations to the elected Directors!       The AWWOA is pleased to introduce the following Board members. Some are brand new to the Board while…