About SVWWTPN

One of the Pure Water Forum’s goals is to develop and implement effective education and outreach programs. As part of this effort, the Shenandoah Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant Network (SVWWPTN) was organized as a way to provide low cost training. This organization meets quarterly and gives the operators a chance to network with other utility operators as well as receive training credits.

The SVWWTPN started in September 2008 and topics are selected based on operator input and eligibility for training credits. All licensed wastewater treatment plant operators are required to have continuing education to maintain their certification. The number of hours of required training is dependent on the license which the operators hold.

A sample of topics in the past have included Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal, BNR/ENR Process Control and Analyzers, Activated Sludge Troubleshooting, Microscopic Identification and Wastewater Testing, SCADA, I&I, and Basic Design of Control Valves.

The SVWWTPN training is open to everyone. Notices of the meetings are sent via e-mail and are included in the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) announcements. If you would like to be on the distribution list for meeting notices, please e-mail Jean Andrews at jandrews@co.augusta.va.us.
 


The next SVWWTPN meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 
Agenda to follow.


Listed below are reference materials from the June 16, 2016 meeting.

Odor & Corrosion Control Chemistries in the Collection System
Presented by: Coyne Environmental 


Listed below are the reference materials from the March 16, 2016 meeting.

BNR Fundamentals - An Operator's Perspective
Presented by: Schreiber LLC

Continuously Sequencing Reactor (CSR Process)
Presented by: Schreiber LLC

Compressible Media Filter (Schreiber Fuzzy Filter)
Presented by: Schreiber LLC


Listed below are the reference materials from the December 2, 2015 meeting.

A Primer on Pumps
Presented by: HRSD


Listed below are the reference materials from the September 24, 2015 meeting.

Safeguarding Operations Personnel –Understanding Arc Flash & Developing an Electrical Safety Program
presented by Wiley/Wilson

Link to Wiley/Wilson's Website:
http://www.wileywilson.com/landing/arc-flash/

Basic Hydraulics and Pump Application in Wastewater
presented by Winschel Enviornmental, LLC


Listed below are the reference materials from the June 12, 2014 meeting.

Selecting the Right Blower Technology

Aerobic Digestion for the 21st Century


Listed below are the reference materials from the December 12, 2013 meeting.

Biosolids and Residuals Processing & Energy Management Workshop - Part 1 of 2

Side Stream Treatment and Advanced Stabilization Technologies - Part 2 of 2
 


Listed below is the reference material from the November 13, 2013 meeting.

Testing Field Parameters
 


Listed below is the reference material from the September 26, 2013 on VFD's.

VFD Presentation


Listed below are the reference materials from the March 22, 2012 meeting on Micro Identification and Wastewater Testing.

Wet Chemistry

Microscopic Techniques to Troubleshoot Activated Sludge, Problems and Control


Listed below are the reference materials from the March 17, 2011 meeting on BNR/ENR Process Control and Analyzers.

BNR Process Analysis Options for Operators

Membrane for ReUse

Mixing Basics

Part 1 - Biological Nutrient Removal Compatibility Mode

Part 2 - Physical Chemical Phosphorus Removal Compatibility Mode
 


Listed below are the reference materials from the December 1, 2011 meeting on Nutrient Removal.

Phosphorus Removal

Nitrogen Removal

BNR Operations

BNR Processes