This trainer's kit is designed to be used in tandem with the training manual or online course, allowing easy integration and adoption as a primary training course. It helps deliver comprehensive, up-to-date information for the operation and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities. 

Features of this trainer's kit include: 

  • Aligns with 2017 Need-to-Know Criteria from the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)
  • Helps operators prepare for certification examinations and qualify for CEU
  • Designed to be used in tandem with the book and online course, allowing easy integration and adoption as a primary training course
  • Integrates the use of visuals, informational slides, test questions, operations examples, handouts, and discussion during training sessions to engage operators
  • Helps deliver comprehensive, up-to-date information for the operation and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities
  • Offers nearly 1000 chapter-level practice questions to test reader understanding, prepare operators for test taking, and show the various types of test questions found on certification exams
  • Includes approximately 375 detailed visuals, infographics, and diagrams to compliment all learning styles
  • Presents extensive math examples worked out step-by-step using the same formulas as ABC certification exams
  • Written in accessible language for all levels of operators using real-world examples
  • Presented in an easy-to-read format
  • Reviewed and written by operators for operators
  • Includes handouts of thorough end-of-chapter summaries to reinforce concepts presented, acronyms used throughout the manual, ABC formulas and conversion factors, and chapter references and suggested readings.


Member Price: $249.00                 List Price: $309.00

To place an order, contact Karah DeMarco, [email protected] for a request form.

Here's what trainers are saying about Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I - Liquid Treatment:

Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals II: Solids Handling and Support Systems is currently scheduled to be published in March 2021.

“I reviewed this manual (Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I—Liquid Treatment) and find it to be an excellent study guide. I conduct two certification preparation classes annually and my primary source has been the Sacramento manuals - Volume 1 and 2, which I provided to each candidate. My plan is to switch over and use this manual for my classes along with the Trainer’s Kit. My belief is that it would be very beneficial to other utilities throughout Tennessee.”

Johnny McDonald, Operator, Nashville Metro

“After spending time with the textbook and getting a good feeling, I am planning to use them in my one-year program. I plan to develop a curriculum for the first semester based around the textbook. With the volume 2 pending release next year, I am sure I will be using it for the second semester. The course and textbook, Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals 1: Liquid Treatment, are a wonderful upgrade to the training spectrum for operators in our career field in Illinois and throughout the country.”

Ricky Lallish, Program Director of Water Pollution Control at the Environmental Resources Training Center, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I - Liquid Treatment
This training manual covers all aspects of liquid treatment processes and helps operators prepare for the first three levels of certification examinations. In addition to learning the basics of liquid treatment, operators will gain a thorough understanding of critical aspects of biological treatment, nutrient removal, and disinfection. Purchase your copy.

Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 8, 6th Edition
MOP 8 is the principal reference for contemporary plant design practices of wastewater engineering professionals, augmented by performance information from operating facilities. Purchase your copy.

Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, 7th Edition
This essential text delivers state-of-the-art coverage of the operation, management, and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities. Purchase your copy.

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition
Since 1905, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater has represented "the best current practice of American water analysts." This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of water and wastewater analysis techniques. Standard Methods is a joint publication of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Standard Methods is available in print and as an online subscription. To subscribe to Standard Methods Online, visit Order the Print Edition Here.

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