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February 2016

February 27, 2016

Facilitated by industry experts, OCWA presents Hands-On Wastewater Training Ontario (HOWW TO), a two-day course, resulting in 12 hours of practical training for operators of all levels. In its second year, the course will take place at the wastewater plant in Wasaga Beach and feature 11 training modules to choose from.

In a 2014 post-event survey, participants unanimously agreed they gained valuable skills and would recommend the event to others in the industry!

February 16, 2016

How quickly can your community diagnose, procure and tender major repairs and system upgrades at a water or wastewater treatment plant? If you're like many municipalities, external resources are often required to complete the task, a costly and time-consuming process to select contractors and then stand by as they examine the problems and evaluate infrastructure solutions.

February 16, 2016

Loss of nitrification, poor floc formation and freezing are just a few of the challenges that wastewater treatment plants face during the cold winter months. "Experience, preparation and careful record keeping are critical factors to ensure consistent compliance with discharge standards and avoiding unplanned outages," says Jim Nardi, OCWA Wastewater Systems Manager - South Peel Facilities.