Manitoba Water and Wastewater Training
Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparation Courses
Each spring and fall Red River College offers a series of four-day training courses designed to prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams.
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In addition to the regularly scheduled exam preparation courses, the department routinely delivers contractual training for employers and organizations that require groups of employees to be trained to a common certification level.
The courses generally run in May-June and September-October of each year and may be delivered inside or outside of Winnipeg, depending on the needs of the client. The Water and Wastewater Refresher courses do not include the cost of the Manitoba certification exams.
All Water and Wastewater Certification exams must be arranged with Manitoba Sustainable Development, as per the information on the course schedule. All students must register fourteen days in advance of scheduled exam dates.
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Onsite Wastewater Management (Septic Field Installation)
The Onsite Wastewater Management Course is a five-day program designed for septic field installers and contractors who wish to be certified with Manitoba Conservation as Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Installers. The course consists of a manual, classroom instruction, a written exam and a half-day field trip providing instruction in soil and site assessment.
Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certification number that they can present to Manitoba Conservation to be registered as a Certified Installer.
This course prepares the participants to write the exam required by Manitoba Sustainable Development in order to apply to be a Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Management Systems.
Course topics include: basic mathematics, legal and administration requirements, health and safety, confined space entry, wastewater characteristics and treatment, soils analysis, soils field test, disposal fields, septic tanks, pumps / controls / alarms, secondary treatment systems, sand mounds, total area fields, field design calculations, construction and installation, inspection and maintenance, wastewater hauling, and permit requirements / review.
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Plumbing Cross-Connection Control
A cross-connection is any physical connection between two separate systems, one of which is drinking water and the other polluted water or contaminated fluids, gases, or substances.
Offered at the RRC Notre Dame campus in Winnipeg, this is a five-day program starting in March (full-time) and November (part-time). Learn more ›