Introduction to Surface Water Treatment Processes 080823


Fee End Date Fee Description Amount
7/18/2023 No charge Free REGISTER HERE

Event Date & Time

8/8/2023 8:30 AM - 8/8/2023 3:30 PM


Best Western El Grande Inn
Banquet room
15135 Lakeshore Drive
Clearlake, California 95422

Introduction to Surface Water Treatment Processes



6 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded

Contact hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. 

Certificates will be available through your profile.


Date & Time:

The Introduction to Surface Water Treatment Processes training will be held on the following date and time:

August 8 8:30AM-3:30PM 

This training is being held in Pacific Time.



Clear Lake is the largest natural lake in California and it boasts some of the state’s best fishing, water skiing and swimming in the state. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most challenging water sources in the state to treat for drinking water. Clear Lake is the drinking water source for dozens of communities in the county. Due to the shallow depth of the lake and other factors, the lake is prone to high levels of cyanobacteria, wide pH changes, manganese, turbidity and other issues.


During the morning of this workshop event we will address the treatment techniques commonly used to treat for these issues, which are common in the water treatment process.


During the afternoon we will be touring a conventional water treatment plant about five minutes from the training venue to allow the participants to actually see these treatment processes.


Participants will learn:

·        The importance or peroxidation to prepare raw water for the water treatment process

·        The basics of the conventional water treatment process (coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation and filtration)

·        The onsite generation of sodium hypochlorite (bleach)

·        Granular Activated Carbon filtration for taste and odor control

·        Chemical application for corrosion control in the distribution system


This training is intended for water system managers and water operators and it is valid for contact hours for certified California operators.


This training will be hosted at the following address:

Best Western El Grande Inn

15135 Lakeshore Drive

Banquet room

Clearlake, California 95422

Complimentary parking is provided.

Click here for Google map directions.


Scholarship & Fees:

Introduction to Surface Water Treatment Processes is a free training to attend.



Please register on this page.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines
Welcome Back to onsite trainings! Masks are optional for our attendees, although our staff and trainers will continue to wear them for your safety.

RCAC is continually monitoring COVID-19, Center for Disease Control updates and local public health department for recommendations.


For event content questions, contact:
John Hamner
(707) 277-0420

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. 


RCAC is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.



Fee End Date Fee Description Amount
7/18/2023 No charge Free REGISTER HERE