Between 2000 and 2010, the Montana Water Center created a series of online, CD and DVD training resources for small water and wastewater systems operators. Created through a series of grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, these resources provided valuable training and continuing education opportunities, particularly for small, rural water system operators. Using the technology and tools available at the time, the media team at the Montana Water Center (MWC) developed programs covering ground water and surface water basics, water contamination, water quality, water treatment technologies, stormwater issues, and small water system operations.
More than 10,000 copies of each program (in some cases 40,000+) have been freely distributed via disk to small water systems and state water departments throughout the country and U.S. territories. Thousands have accessed the programs online or by attending hands-on workshops. Many states offered continuing education credits to small-systems operators for completing courses.
Unfortunately, with the recent termination of Adobe Flash, these programs, in their native format, are no longer functional on most computers.
As we continue to see interest and demand for education resources for water professionals, we have "repackaged" the content from the original courses and are presenting it using current technology.
The Montana Water Center is no longer able to provide CEU certificates for these resources. However, we can vouch for the content, accuracy and relevance of these resources should individuals desire to apply for CEUs in their own state using these resources. We strongly recommend investigating this potential with your state’s certifying organization before beginning any of these programs.