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Title: Sound Procedures for Drinking Water Sampling
Description: This course will provide fundamental information to anyone responsible for taking drinking water samples. It will explain key concepts and sound scientific procedures that should be included in every sampling program, and feature focused, hands-on demonstrations to illustrate essential points and techniques. Instruction will focus on the need for accurate sampling, and follow the sample through the chain of custody to its eventual analysis. Proper sampling methods are critical in evaluating the quality of the water you produce, or distribute. Without strict attention to detail in procedures and methodology, a host of problems can develop. Don’t let this happen to you! Though this course is lecture and discussion based, it will also feature focused, hands-on video demonstrations to illustrate essential points and techniques.
Who Should Attend: Water utility operators, managers and laboratory personnel as well as anyone who deals with drinking water sampling procedures or sample analysis in water distribution and treatment, will find this seminar a practical learning experience. Regulators, and wastewater personnel would also benefit from this application-oriented instructional program.
Pre-requisites: None
CEUs: 0.3
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: Upon completion of this course you will be able to: Identify and describe why sampling of drinking water is important; Identify and describe how samples for bacteria are taken and handled; Describe where water quality samples should be taken; Describe the responsibility of the sampler; and Identify reasons to sample in response to a customer complaint and what to look for.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: In addition to the course’s interactive learning format shaped by participant-instructor question and answer throughout, the class an exam will be given following the completion of the class a. Participants will “self correct” their assessments during this review and indicate their score on the top of their answer sheets. Participants must achieve a score of 7 out of 10 correct for a “passing grade”. Answer sheets will be submitted to/reviewed by NEWWA Education Staff proctor during the course sign-out process. Any participant who does not achieve the required passing score will meet with the NEWWA Education Staff proctor for an oral review/debrief following completion of the course. This will provide learners with an opportunity to re-examine assessment questions and answers, clarify information, and develop insight into their responses.
Technology Requirements: None

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Created at: 4/19/2011 9:21 AM Created by: Kirsten King

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