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Central District Water Operator School
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When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:45 AM
Where: St. Johns University Science Center
Collegeville, Minnesota 
United States
Contact: Laura Schwantz

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The MN AWWA Central District Operator Training will be held at St. John’s University Science Center Auditorium in Collegeville, Minnesota. St. John’s University is located just off Interstate 94 between Avon and St. Joseph. Take the St. John’s University Exit #156. A campus map is available at

Use the form below to register for training. No exams will be given this year. This water training is sponsored by AWWA. Six (6) credit hours will be awarded for attending this training. If you have any questions regarding registration for this training, please contact Laura Schwantz at 320-255-7225.


Moderator: Bill Schluenz, City of Waite Park

7:45 to 8:10 Registration/Coffee – Peter Engel Science Center – Pellegrene Auditorium

8:10 Welcome – Tom Vogel, Order of St. Benedict & District Secretary

Morning Sessions:

  • Why Water Mains Break – Kevin Young, SEH Inc.
  • Discharge Limits Related to Drinking Water – Elise Doucette, MPCA


  • Simple Things to Optimize Processes at Your Water Facility – Eric Volk, Elk River Utilities
  • MDH Update, David Rindal P.E., MDH
  • MN AWWA Membership Benefits & Water Equation – MN Section AWWA Board Members

12:00 Central District Business Meeting

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch

Afternoon Sessions:

Moderator: Kevin Young, SEH, Inc.

  • Well Rehabilitation and Maintenance – Zack Thein, Thein Well
  • 1st Statewide Water Conservation Report Results – Carmelita Nelson, MN DNR
  • Cross Connection Control – Gary McLaren, Hydro Corp

3:15 Closing Comments / Door Prizes / Adjourn

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