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Alexandria, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the launch of its new “Access Water Training” Web site, an online training program that allows busy utility operators and other water professionals to pursue continuing education opportunities in a convenient distant learning format.

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the site currently includes eight courses, each containing a set of modules and a final exam. Supplementary training manuals, which can be downloaded and printed, are also available and include information that helps users work through the course. Those completing the course and passing the final exam will receive an official Certificate of Completion with recommended Continuing Education Units. Current courses include:

  • Purpose and fundamentals of wastewater treatment
  • Preliminary treatment
  • Primary treatment
  • Natural systems
  • Disinfection
  • Fixed film systems
  • Activated sludge
  • Solids handling

The system allows users to pause, stop, and restart the course as well as the opportunity to review a course and retake the exam up to six months from the time of purchase. Other features include a glossary, conversions chart, listing of common formulas, history of courses taken, and performance information. New courses on other topics, including utility management and collection systems, will be added in the future.

Course prices vary and discounts are available for WEF members. Visit http://training.wef.org or contact Dorn Sanders at dsanders@wef.org or Christine Radke at cradke@wef.org for more information.

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