8th Annual Maintenancefest Held At The Walkerton Clean Water Centre

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) hosted the eighth annual Maintenancefest in Walkerton on August 28 and 29, 2018.

Maintenancefest is a unique hands-on training event that provides an opportunity for up to 100 drinking water system operators from across Ontario to rotate through six training modules of their choice, each led by industry experts.

Training modules included:

Basics of Utility Locates 
Chlorine Safety
Continuous Free Chlorine Monitoring
Fire Flow Testing
Frozen Service Connections
Iron and Manganese in Groundwater
Leak Detection
New Watermain Disinfection
Pressure Control Valves
Ultraviolet Absorbance and Transmittance

Participants work through an activity during
the Continuous Free Chlorine Monitoring module at
the 8th annual Maintenancefest

Maintenancefest is one of the most popular training events delivered each year by WCWC. This year, 99 participants attended, with more than 80 per cent being first time attendees, and feedback was excellent. John Bender, from the Durham Mobile Home Park, has attended every year and appreciates that he can continue to learn new information. “It’s continuously good. Every time I’ve come, I’ve always taken something home with me.” he said.

Attendees complete a hands-on exercise during the Pressure Control Valves training module
at the 8th annual Maintenancefest

For more information on any WCWC training, please visit wcwc.ca, or contact us at 866-515-0550 or training@wcwc.ca

Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. To date, high-quality training has been provided to more than 78,000 participants across Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.


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