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NAIT Student Practicum Placements Needed

posted on Apr 13 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. Have you adjusted shift operations, and are planning to hire staff to support your organization during this time? Alternatively, are you looking to fill future vacancies within your…

Information on COVID-19

posted on Mar 20 2020

As a water/wastewater operator you are responsible for producing clean drinking water, treating wastewater and ultimately maintaining public health. How could COVID-19 affect you as an operator? Below are documents provided by Water Research…

45th Annual Operators Seminar Update

posted on Mar 16 2020

The AWWOA Executive would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your understanding and assistance through our decision to cancel the remainder of the Annual Seminar last week. AWWOA would like to reaffirm that this decision was…

Follow the Leader - The Old Operator

posted on Feb 19 2020

As a young boy I spent many an hour playing a game called “follow the leader.” The point was to have your followers go over fences, through bushes, jump over objects and so forth. How exciting it became, much depended on the leader; yet…

Alberta Environment & Parks - Lead Guidance Document

posted on Nov 13 2019

Background:In March 2019, Health Canada published a new lead limit for the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality (GCDWQ). The new guideline for lead introduces two (2) fundamental changes from how lead has been managed in drinking…

It Matters Little What Title We Hold

posted on Jul 10 2019

In the working world many people strive for that ever so important job title. What position we hold and our job title mean so much to us. As a young man listening to some of the older men at work, one man said, “if you can’t eat it, what…

Is a Career in Water Right for You?

posted on Jul 5 2019

Have you ever thought about where your water comes from or where your water goes when you flush the toilet? Have you ever wondered who is responsible for ensuring you have immediate access to clean drinking water? These behind-the-scenes people…

Online & Home Study Training at Your Own Pace

posted on May 15 2019

AWWOA offers online and Home Study training options!       Advantages of Online & Home Study (Correspondence) training:    -Work from home, office (with employer approval), or anywhere with internet access    -Manage your training…

Taking Care of Your Drinking Water: A Guide for Members of Municipal Councils

posted on Mar 22 2019

Taking Care of Your Drinking Water and Wastewater: A Guide for Municipal Councils is a document published by Alberta Environment & Parks outlining what members of municipal councils need to know about their drinking water and wastewater responsibilities.…

New Lead and Manganese Maximum Acceptable Concentration (MAC) Guidelines

posted on Mar 21 2019

On March 8, 2019, Health Canada published a new maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for lead, and a new MAC for manganese can be expected for April 2019. MACs are set and revised if appropriate and published under Health Canada's Guidelines…