2019 Drinking Water and Wastewater Operator Training Schedule

The Division of Compliance Assistance’s Operator Certification Program has published its 2019 Drinking Water and Wastewater Operator Training Schedule. The schedule contains a list of the certification schools offered throughout 2019 and the continuing education courses offered January through June. The schedule may be viewed on our Operator Training web page.

Reminder: The renewal cycle for certified wastewater treatment and collection system operators begins on January 1 and ends on June 30, 2019. Earn your continuing education hours and renew online beginning January 1.

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Fifth Annual Steve Crosman Award Presented to Alan Todd

Alan Todd, Superintendent at Madisonville Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), has Alan Toddbeen honored with the fifth annual Steve Crosman Award for Outstanding Environmental Professionalism. Alan, who holds Class IV Wastewater Treatment, Class II Wastewater Collection and Class II Bottled Water licenses, was nominated by Laurie Berry, a fellow wastewater professional.

DCA presents this annual award in memory of Steve Crosman, a trainer with the Certification and Licensing Branch of DCA, who passed away in December 2011. Crosman devoted himself to ensuring safe water for Kentucky by doing his best to assist and train operators. Alan started as a laborer in Elizabethtown in 1985 and progressed to the superintendent position in 1994. He holds the title of Western Wastewater representative for the Western Chapter of the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association (KWWOA) and is the Western Wastewater representative for KWWOA’s State Board. Additionally, he held a position on the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators for almost four years, thus serving to protect the people and waters of the Commonwealth through oversight of operator certification and training for operators.

Under Alan’s direction and supervision, Madisonville WWTP has received numerous awards for operations and safety, including an EPA Region 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award. Alan has been awarded the Hatfield Award and Chamber Award by the Water Environment Federation for outstanding performance and professionalism. Alan has used his knowledge to actively recruit and mentor many operators in the profession.

Alan developed and manages his own company that offers contract wastewater operator services to small, rural communities making it more economically feasible for them to comply with discharge permits. These communities are to better able protect their receiving streams by utilizing skilled and knowledgeable operators who can properly manage small systems.  Alan’s dedication and efforts at the Madisonville WWTP, his volunteer board service and his efforts to provide quality water treatment services help protect the waters of the Commonwealth every day

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2019 Solid Waste Training Schedule

The Division of Compliance Assistance’s Operator Certification Program has published its 2019 Solid Waste Operator Training Schedule. The schedule contains a list of the landfill, compost and landfarm operator certification schools offered for 2019. The schedule may be viewed on our Solid Waste Certification Program web page.

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New License Issuances – January through September 2018

Congratulations to all of our newly certified drinking water, wastewater and solid waste operators! During the months of January through September, the Division of Compliance Assistance’s Certification and Licensing Branch staff issued 108 solid waste license, 236 drinking water licenses and 175 wastewater licenses. These licenses were issued to operators who upgraded their licenses to a higher level or who were recertified, as well as to operators who are new to their respective fields.

For a complete list of these operators, please click here.

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Continuing Education Opportunity – Emerging Contaminants & How We Treat Them

The Division of Compliance Assistance is hosting a drinking water continuing education class at Rough River SRP, 450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, Ky.  The class will cover some of the newest emerging contaminants found in drinking water and some of the techniques used to remove them.

The first day will cover the contaminants now being found in source water and the issues they present to human health and the environment. The second day will exam treatment methods and their effectiveness in removing contaminants.

Certified drinking water operators may attend this event for continuing education hours by registering through E-Search. If you have any questions, please call 502-564-0323.

Course Date: October 4-5, 2018

Course Number: DW 18482

Training Hours: 12

Cost: $60

Location: Rough River State Resort Park, Falls of the Rough , KY

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Continuing Education Opportunity – Regulations

The Division of Compliance Assistance is hosting a combined drinking water/wastewater continuing education class at Dale Hollow SRP, 6371 State Park Road, Burkesville, Ky.  The class will cover regulations concerning drinking water, wastewater and operator certification.

The first day begins with an exploration of Kentucky state regulations concerning drinking water treatment and distribution. The last part of the day will cover regulations for wastewater treatment and collections.

Day two will continue the study of wastewater treatment and collections regulations. The remainder of the time will be spent examining the regulations that govern operator certification.

Certified drinking water and wastewater operators may attend this event for continuing education hours by registering through E-Search. If you have any questions, please call 502-564-0323.

Course Date: October 31st, November 1st , 2018

Course Number: CDW 18483

Training Hours: 12

Cost: $60

Location: Dale Hollow State Resort Park, Burkesville , KY

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New License Issuances –2017

Congratulations to all of our newly certified drinking water, wastewater and solid waste operators! During the 2017 calendar year, the Division of Compliance Assistance’s Certification and Licensing Branch staff issued 325 drinking water licenses, 301 wastewater licenses, and 106 solid waste licenses. These licenses were issued to operators who upgraded their licenses to a higher level and for recertification, as well as to operators who are new to their respective fields.

For a complete list of these operators, please click here.

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