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Wastewater Resources

Wastewater Resources are listed below in order to help wastewater systems and their wastewater operations specialists in Minnesota provide proper wastewater treatment  to rural areas, increase their operational and management knowledge, increase public awareness of wasetwater quality, and to increase the professionalism of system personnel.

Wastewater System Related Rules
*Minnesota Rules: Chapter 7001: Permits and Certifications
*Wastewater Certification Rule: Chapter 9400
*Taking Animals Causing Damage


Vaccinations and Testing Links:
Vaccinations and Infectious Disease Testing Coverage - http://www.lmc.org/media/document/1/vaccinationsandinfectiousdiseasetesting
coverage.pdf

Tuberculosis Screening for Correctional and Emergency Medical Workers - http://www.lmc.org/media/document/1/tuberculosisscreening.pdf


Wastewater System Operations Specialist Certification Links
*MPCA Wastewater Exam Application Form
*MPCA Wastewater Exam Requirements
*MPCA Frequently Asked Questions on Certification
*MPCA Book Order Form for Suggested Study Material -  2015 Form
*MPCA Contract Operator Guidelines


Wastewater System Operations Specialist Training Links
*MRWA Training Calendar (includes training offered from other agencies)
*Water System Operations Specialist Training Record form
*Board Member Guidance Manual - pdf download (large file size, right click and choose
     'save target as' to download to your computer)

*Water and Wastewater System Checklist


Wastewater System Operations Specialist Needs:
*
eDMR Quick Reference Guide - PDF - MPCA Link
*
Downloads for Attachments to eDMR's and Supplemental Forms - MPCA Link
*pdfTrace Wire Specification Guide & Details
*Math Formula Conversion Sheet
*MPCA Wastewater Needs
*MRWA Pump Calibration Worksheet
*Sewer Toolkit: A guide for sanitary sewer guildelines and procedures - LMC Link
*Manhole Inspection Form
*MPCA's NPDES Manual - download
*EPA's Office of Wastewater Management
*Sample Municipal Ordinances
*Sample Public Notices
*Sample Municipal Personnel Policies
*Sample Municipal Job Descriptions
*LMC Link:  Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Wastewater Calculation Spreadsheets - download these interactive worksheets,
         courtesy of MPCA
All Excel spreadsheets were developed by MPCA Training & Certification Unit -
       December 2009
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Spreadsheet Instruction Sheet - for files listed below
*Pond Discharge Calculation Worksheet
*Dilution Ratio Calculation Worksheet
*Geometric Mean Worksheet - Fecal Coliform
*Pump Calibration Worksheet - Circular Wet Wells
*Pump Calibration Worksheet - Rectangular Wet Wells
*Pump Readings in Minutes - Independent Third Meter
*Pump Readings in Hours - Independent Third Meter
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Pump Readings in Minutes - When a Third Meter Runs With the Other Two
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Pump Readings in Hours - When a Third Meter Runs With the Other Two
*
Water Balance Worksheet - 2 Cell
*
Water Balance Worksheet - 3 Cell

Wastewater Rate Analysis Sheet:

*Wastewater Rate Analysis Spreadsheet - calculate your water and/or wastewater rates
      
with our Excel spreadsheet


Drinking Water Concerns Links:

*Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and
  Water Utilities - EPA download

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Minnesota's Water/Wastewater Emergency Response Network


























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arrowWastewater Pond Structures   by Frank Stuemke

arrowWastewater Journals   by Tim Hagemeier

arrowThe Dreaded Flushable!   by Rick Allen

arrowWATCH:  Do NOT Flush PSA on Wipes from Fargo Valley News 

arrow MPCA Proposal on Flushable Wipes

arrowA Flushable Wipe Epidemic? by Pete Lies, Electric Pump

arrowSeptic Smart: EPA Provides Educational Materials 

arrowPump Calibration by Frank Stuemke

Behind The Scenes: St. Cloud Wastewater Facility Recycles Water For All of Central Minnesota [VIDEO] - link

arrowMRWA's Flush PSA  AND  What NOT to Flush Fact Sheet

arrowWhat Happens to Your Water When it Goes Down the Drain?

arrowWastewater Checklist of Items  by Frank Stuemke

arrowArticle on cleansing wipes clogging sewers  by Chris Groh

arrowSalty Water Discharge by Tim Hagemeier

arrowApp World at MRWA by Frank Stuemke

arrowDye Testing by Tim Hagemeier

arrowFlushable Bathroom Wipes Clogging Sewers

arrowWill It Flush? Video on Clogging Issues (below):


arrowCan't Flush This! Fun video hammers home what NOT to flush (below):



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