Small Water Systems Operations


0.6 CEUs


This course is available in three formats: online, in-class or home study.

The one day in-class course is designed to assist the operator with the operation and maintenance of small water treatment and water distribution systems. It is an introductory course intended for operators of Class I facilities employed in municipalities with a population up to 500.

COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE IS ONLY ONE PART OF THE PREREQUISITE FOR SMALL SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. Alberta Environment administers a separate Small Water System Operator Certification Exam.

NOTE: Applicants who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and MUST apply to Alberta Environment prior to the deadline for their preferred exam. To qualify, successful completion of this course must be achieved by the certification exam application deadline date and the course completion certificate must be attached to the application.

For additional certification information, please contact Alberta Environment and Parks at 780-427-7713 or 780-643-1992 or email:

Dates & Locations

    • Session #1
    • May 3, 2018 8:00am - May 3, 2018 4:00pm
    • Chateau Louis - 11727 Kingsway Ave - Edmonton

Delivery Formats

Online, Home Study, In Class


• Characteristics of groundwater
• Well pumps and maintenance
• Disinfection/public health
• Pressure filters
• Iron removal/sequestering
• Water production and storage
• Reservoirs
• Pipe installation and maintenance
• Distribution system maintenance


$300.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$400.00 Non-Members

$225.00 Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.