Introduction to Surface Water Treatment Processes 052224


Event Date & Time

5/22/2024 8:30 AM - 5/22/2024 3:30 PM


Imperial County Administrative Center
940 West Main Street, Suite 208
Conference room C and D
El Centro, California 92243

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

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Date & Time:

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

May 22 8:30AM-3:30PM 

This training is being held in Pacific Time.


All surface water sources are considered to be contaminated with microbial contaminants and removal of these contaminants is necessary to provide safe drinking water to our customers. Accordingly, knowledge of surface water treatment is an important tool in every water treatment operator’s expected range of knowledge.


The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is designed to protect drinking water quality through the “multi-barrier approach” that considers all threats (natural and human-made) and establishes barriers to either eliminate or minimize their impacts. EPA recognizes that the multi-barrier approach is essential to protect drinking water, public health, and economic productivity.


Introduction to Surface Water Treatment will explore the individual processes that comprise a “multi-barrier” conventional surface water treatment plant. We will emphasize the mechanisms of each step in the process and how the processes work together as a cohesive whole to provide consistently safe drinking water.

The multi-barrier treatment processes discussed in this class include:

·        Source treatment

·        Coagulation

·        Flocculation

·        Sedimentation

·        Filtration

·        Disinfection

·        Monitoring


This class is a "must do" for water treatment operators just starting out in their careers, and for the more seasoned operator or manager that wants a review of this essential water treament process. 




This training will be hosted at the following address:

Imperial County Administrative Office

940 West Main Street, Suite 208

Conference room C and D

El Centro, California 92243

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Scholarship & Fees:

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




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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.


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