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Distribution, Limited Treatment and Cross Connection Short Courses for Water Operators

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division offered these virtual short courses for water operators.  Each course featured multiple sessions.


Distribution Short Course


Distribution Short Course- Session 1  |  (Recorded 10/18/2022, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes)

Distribution Short Course - Session 2 |  (Recorded 10/19/2022, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes)

Distribution Short Course - Session 3   |  (Recorded 10/20/2022, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes)

This online course is offered to allow water utility personnel an opportunity to acquire basic information in the subjects important to distribution systems. This course includes topics such as water mains, pipeline appurtenances, safety, regulations and rules, meters, cross connections, maintenance and other distribution system related topics. 


Limited Treatment Course

Limited Treatment Course- Session 1  |  (Recorded 09/27/2022, 3 Hours, 04 Minutes)

Limited Treatment Course - Session 2  |  (Recorded 09/28/2022, 2 Hours, 59 Minutes)

Limited Treatment Course - Session 3    |  (Recorded 09/29/2022, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes)


The Limited Treatment Short Course will cover basic information in the subjects important to limited treatment systems. This course will address topics including chlorination, fluoridation, phosphate/corrosion control, safety, oxidation filtration, hydraulics, pumps, wells, ethics, miscellaneous treatment, ion exchange softening, bacti methods, monitoring/reporting, rules and regulations.



Basic Cross Connection Course


Basic Cross Connection Course- Session 1 | (Recorded 02/16/2022, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes)

Basic Cross Connection Course- Session 2  |  (Recorded 02/17/2022, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes)


Learn how cross connections affect public health, the potential risks and liabilities, how to conduct surveys and carry out enforcement actions, the two types of hydraulic conditions that cause backflow, and backflow prevention assemblies and their applications.