Operators Corner

Small Systems Workshop: Optimizing Performance and Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems

July 14-15, 2020 - 10am - 1pm

Virtual training via GoToWebinar

Operating costs, aging infrastructure, and increasing regulatory compliance requirements are just some of the difficulties that small systems face with limited resources at their disposal. Attend this introductory workshop to learn how South Dakota operators and administrators can access USDA  
improvement funds.

Register Here

Download the flyer here

Thanks to all who attended the 2020 Water Seminar February 12-13, 2020 at The Lodge at Deadwood.    
Have a training topic idea or need more information about an upcoming training? 
CONTACT: T&E Chair  or SDAWWA@yahoo.com


One Operator Scholarship of up to $1,000 now available! Meant for operators to promote training and education such as coursework, attendance at conferences, and more.  See Apply HERE!


FREE!!  Self-Paced eLearning Modules:

Free self-paced electronic courses are being offered to South Dakota operators and communities as part of a grant AWWA received in conjunction with RCAP and EFCN.  This grant also brought the Small System Training Workshop SD AWWA held in December 2016. 


Check out the free 2-hour self-paced course, “Financial Sustainability for Small Systems” at the course link: http://www.awwa.org/store/productdetail.aspx?productid=53117011


This is a 3-hour self-paced course titled  “Revised Total Coliform Rule” at the course link: http://www.awwa.org/store/productdetail.aspx?productid=48406119

Click HERE to find a course on the AWWA website

Operators Study Materials:

Iron and Manganese Removal Handbook, 2nd Edition 

Select AWWA Standards for Small Systems

AWWA B 300-10 Hypochlorites

AWWA C651-14 Disinfection of Water Mains

AWWA C652-11 Disinfection of Water Storage Facilities

AWWA G100-17 Water Treatment Plant Operation and Management

AWWA G200-15 Distribution Systems Operation and Management

Water Operator Certification Study Guide, 6th Edition

Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook 2nd Addition

Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind

Standard Methods 22nd Edition

Wastewater Certification Operator Study Guide

Rehabilitation of Water Mains, 3rd Edition

Pump Selection and Troubleshooting Field Guide

The Future of Water: A Startling Look Ahead

Communicating Water's Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies

Water Well Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

Operator Training Guide on Total Coliform Rule

The Water Dictionary 2nd edition

AWWA Small Systems Field Guide, Water and Waste Water
M1 Pinciples of Water Rates, Fees and Charges, 6th Edition
M23 PVC Pipe - Design and Installation, Second Edition
2014 Water and Waste Water Rate Survey Book

AWWA Wastewater Operator Field Guide <RECENTLY ADDED!
AWWA Standard Replacement and Flushing of Lead Service Lines <RECENTLY ADDED!
Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilies M19 <RECENTLY ADDED!
Condition Assessment of Water Mains M77 <RECENTLY ADDED!
Filter Evaluation for Granular Media <RECENTLY ADDED!
Water Operator Exam Prep <RECENTLY ADDED!

Safety first: Pipe & Street Saws - DVD

Nitrification in the Distribution System - DVD

Safety First: Trenching & Excavation - DVD

ACE Conference DVD's Opening Ceremonies


Email SDAWWA to reserve your copy!

Does your organizations Wastewater Professionals also need FREE literature?


SD WEA is providing literature and training manuals free of charge to wastewater treatment facilities.


Available literature incudes:

Activated Sludge Process Control Training Manual

Biological Nutrient Removal Operation In WWTPs

Pump Handbook

Solids Handling Training Manual

Wastewater Disinfection Training Manual

Many others!


For more information contact Mike Johnson at 605-977-7778 or by email at Michael.P.Johnson@hdrinc.com