Pumps, Motors and Electrics


1.2 CEUs


This two-day course focuses on the methods of powering and controlling electric pumps in water and wastewater plants.

The course begins with the basics of electricity, DC and AC circuits, and three phase power systems. It then discusses the design of electric motors and pumps, pump curves, types of motor starting controls, and variable frequency drives (VFDs). In many communities the operator may be responsible for the hands-on troubleshooting and maintenance of the pumps and motors in their plant. By having an understanding of the operation of motors and the different methods of controlling electric pumps, the operator will be able to ensure that the pumping systems operate reliably and economically for their full intended lifespan.

It is presented by Glen Horne, P.Tech (Eng), of Camenex Control Systems Ltd. Glen has many years of experience designing and optimizing control systems at water and wastewater facilities.

The CEUs from this course can be used toward the following discipline(s) for certification renewal:

• Water treatment
• Water distribution
• Wastewater treatment
• Wastewater collection

Dates & Locations

    • Session #2
    • Jun 3, 2024 8:00am - Jun 4, 2024 4:00pm
    • Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre - 11727 Kingsway Ave - Edmonton

Delivery Formats

In Class


No manuals will be forwarded to students in advance of this course – the instructor will provide all material on-site.


$460.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$560.00 Non-Members

$345.00 (For in-class courses only) Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.