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CWQA holds water-quality training events

January 10, 2018  By Ground Water Canada

North York, Ont. – The Canadian Water Quality Association is offering two training courses in late January as part of its Certified Installer and Certified Water Treatment Technician programs.

Installation training

From Jan. 29 to 30, in-class training for installation will take place as part of the CWQA Certified Installer (CI) curriculum. Attendees must be enrolled in the CI program prior to signing up for this training event. This is a two-day session requiring 16 in-seat-hours of training.


Students will learn and practise the principles of:

·      The CWQA Code of Ethics
·      The CWQA Marketing and Promotional Guidelines
·      Preparing for the site for Installation- knowing the lay of the land (common local water issues, bylaws, etc.)
·      Preparing equipment for installation- the in-shop requirements and the in-field requirements
·      Validation testing of the field conditions (field testing of the water)
·      Installing the equipment
·      Scope of work restrictions (when to call a plumber)
·      Backflow, cross-connection prevention, venting and drain requirements and considerations
·      Starting up the equipment
·      Flushing and sanitizing the systems
·      Final testing and performance of the equipment
·      Scheduling the validation call with the customer

The price for the training is $399 for members and $579 for non-members.

Design training

In-class training on design will take place Jan. 31 as part of the CWQA Certified Water Treatment Technician (CWT) curriculum. Attendees must be enrolled in the CWT program prior to signing up for this training event. This is a one-day session requiring eight in-seat-hours of training.

Students will learn the basic principles and practical life activities (supervised on-the-job activities) of the water treatment system, including:

Water diagnosis and solution recommendations – aesthetic problems:
• Understanding the customer’s concerns, field practice and available solutions for in home concerns

Common water problems:
• Designing a water treatment system
• Treating nitrates in the water
• Treating bacterial contamination in the water
• Treating iron, manganese and hydrogen sulphide in the water
• Treating arsenic in the water

Identifying and treating regional water problems:
• Endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals
• Chromate, uranium, percholate and sulphate
• Corrosion control: pH and alkalinity modification
• Radium, barium and radioactive decay
• Phosphates and chloramines
• Tannins
• Anion exchange
• Practise treating for pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds in the water

The price for the training is $199 for members and $299 for non-members.

Both courses take place in North York, Ont.

Those interested in attending may register online or contact Aysha Muzaffar at or 1-866-383-7617.

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