EGLE Workshop Series - Water Math Basics for Operators

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) developed this virtual webinar series for all operators struggling with math or who need to establish the base work for advanced math computation. These sessions will help establish the background knowledge required to progress to the next stage of math for water operators.


Session 1 - Simple Math and Unit Conversions
October 5, 8:30-11AM

This session has been developed for all operators who are struggling with math or need to establish the base work for advanced math computation. This training will help an individual learn the basic rules and functionalities of dealing with fractions, decimals, percentages, order of operations, unit conversions, and how they all relate to more advanced math computations.

Session 2 - Areas, Volumes, and Flow Rates
October 6, 8:30 - 11AM

This session takes and builds off the basic knowledge of fractions, decimals, percentages, and unit conversions by expanding upon them. The training takes previous concepts and applies them to the water industry by linking them to areas, volumes, flow rates, and velocities of water. 

Session 3 - Hydraulics
October 7, 8:30 - 11AM

This session combines all the elements of fractions, decimals, unit conversions, order of operations, areas, volumes, flow rates, and velocities and compiles them into one concept: hydraulics. The basics of hydraulics will be completely covered. Topics will include static pressure hydraulics based on elevation, fill rates, slope hydraulics, and the continuity equation. 

Session 4 - Chlorination
October 8, 8:30 - 11AM

This session combines everything covered during previous trainings about fractions, decimals, percentages, unit conversions, areas, volume, and flowrates and relates them to chlorination. This training is designed to show all operators surefire methodology for solving chlorination questions based around volumes and flow rates. An individual will learn how to calculate dosages, amount of chemical needed, and amount of chemicals present in the water. 


Register for the Basic Math Series


COST: $15 per session.


Continuing Education Credits (CECs):  Each session provides 0.2 CECs in the Technical Category for Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators.

Registration Questions: 
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Accommodation Requests:

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation in this conference should contact Joel Roseberry at or 517-599-9494 at least 10 days prior to the session, to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.