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The Minnesota Section American Water Works Association will be holding a three-day water operator school March 14-16, 2018 at the Kahler Apache Hotel in Rochester. The three-day school will be worth 16 contact hours. The registration fee is $140 (before February 27), $150 after February 27. To reserve your hotel room call 1-800-533-1655 and give the code SOCIAL to receive 15% discount off the price of the room. Use the code SOCIAL if reserving your hotel room online at

3/14/2018 to 3/16/2018
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:00 AM
Where: Kahler Apache Hotel
1517 16th St. SW
Rochester, Minnesota  55902
United States
Contact: Paul Halvorson

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Items on the agenda:

March 14 (Day 1):  Operator breakfast; Water for People/Water Equation presentation; Guest speaker, Al Batt, Humorist; Water Supply Plans, Carmelita Nelson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Safe Water Systems, Brian Crabtree; Communicating with the Public, Stew Thornley, MDH; Lunch at noon; Product Show (starts at 1:00 pm); Water Taste Test; Door Prize Drawings.

March 15 (Day 2):  Safety, Bob Cooke, Rochester Public Utilities; Valve Maintenance, Doug Kilanowski, Core & Main; TOP or the Tower, Shawn Mulhern, KLM Eng., MDH Update, Anna Schliep; Lunch; Well Rehab & Maintenance, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; Freeborn-Hartland Interconnection, Kris Swanson, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; Preventative Well Maintenance.  There will be an Exam Prep class in both the morning and afternoon.

March 16 (Day 3):  Election of Vice Chair; MnWarn Regulations for MPCA Disaster, Craig Shaefer, MPCA; A Critical Conversation on Backflow, Gary McLaren, Hydro Corp.  Everyone will drive to Core & Main (formerly Minnesota Pipe) office for the Utilities & Excavator Open House.  There will be Hands on Sessions, Mini Sessions, and lunch there.

The Drinking Water Operator Exam will be offered on Friday, March 16 at 9:00 am at the Minnesota Department of Health office in Rochester. Exam applications must be submitted 15 days prior to the exam. Please contact Noel Hansen at 651-201-4690 or with questions regarding the exam.

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