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2014 WEFMAX Operator Training Session

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Plum Island WWTP, Charleston Water System, South Carolina

In cooperation with 



Registration Is Now Closed

$50 WEF or WEASC Member ($75 Non-Member)
Includes lunch and access to online course       

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) and the Charleston Water System, is hosting an operator-focused training session on “Secondary Sedimentation”. This is a unique training opportunity in which WEF is trying a new educational format involving the completion of a short online course prior to the face-to-face/hands-on training event. The online course will focus on the theory and principles behind secondary sedimentation, including differences between primary and secondary sludge. At the live event, participants will apply what they learned via the course by performing settleometer tests, viewing and identifying live organisms in the sludge, and interpreting the data. Organizing and instructing this training opportunity is WEF Past-President Jeanette A. Brown, P.E. Jeanette holds a Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License and Class 4 Collection Systems Operator License in Connecticut.

Participants will learn the principles of secondary sedimentation and factors that influence sludge settleability. By the end of the training, attendees will be able to interpret data collected from settleometer tests and microscopy and determine how to use the data to improve plant performance. Participants will receive a certificate for up to 6.0 professional development hours (PDHs) or 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) at the end of the event.

Questions? Contact Christine Radke at, 703-684-2400 ext. 7013.


Photo taken at the 2013 WEFMAX Operator Training Session at North D'Iberville WWTF, Biloxi, Mississippi