Supervisor Michael Ramsey will teach night course Aug. 30 to Nov. 1, 2012 in Westmont, Ill.
Michael Ramsey, public works supervisor of the village of Westmont, will be the instructor for a night class that will run for 10 weeks starting August 30 entitled “Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance and Review for C & D water operator Exam”. The objective of the course is to train operators to safely and effectively operate and maintain water distribution systems.
The 10-week program will focus on the roles and duties of water distribution operators with an emphasis on safe practices and procedures in the operation and maintenance of drinking water supply systems and treatment plants; but will also cover topics such as storage facilities, water quality considerations, disinfection and safety. This course provides an introduction to an industry that provides a stable work environment.
The course is sponsored by the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Assn. and is open to both members and non-members of the association. The classes will be conducted on Thursday nights, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting August 30, at the Village of Westmont Public Works. Operators of water supply systems are required to be licensed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; and completion of this course will qualify individuals for a reduction in the number of operator experience hours required by the IEPA before licensing is awarded.
Individuals interested in obtaining more information about this course or about careers in the water supply industry should visit www.isawwa.org  or contact Lisa Hoffhines (866.521.3595, ext. 2) [email protected]  for details.