"Excellent job, very well explained and helpful, enjoyed the hands on training." - course participant
TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Maintenancefest continues to prove itself as Walkerton Clean Water Centre's (the Centre) most successful hands-on event. The first regional event took place in the Town of Smiths Falls, located in eastern Ontario. Participants enjoyed the following high-quality hands-on modules: Fire Hydrant Inspection & Maintenance, Flushing & Dechlorinating Watermains, Jar Testing, Leak Detection, Maintenance & Calibration of Lab Equipment and Tapping Watermains.
Enrollment numbers for Maintenancefest Smiths Falls reached capacity, with representation from many communities and utilities including the Town of Smiths Falls, Kingston, Loyalist Township, Greater Napanee, Arnprior, Gananoque, Brockville, Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place and others.
The Centre extends a sincere thank you for the help and generosity of the Town of Smiths Falls staff throughout the event, especially Sarah Cooke, Water & Wastewater Compliance Coordinator and Ted Joynt, Water & Wastewater Operations Superintendent of the Town of Smiths Falls Utilities.
"Thanks to everyone that contributed to the success of Walkerton Clean Water Centre's first regional Maintenancefest. There were numerous people involved in the planning and execution. The results certainly indicated that all the hard work was worth the effort," - Brian Jobb, Manager, Training Institute.
Centre staff is looking forward to the next Maintenancefest, scheduled for June 28 at the Thames Campus of St. Clair College in Chatham, Ontario. Maintenancefest Walkerton will cap the Summer at the Centre training series at the Centre's headquarters on August 28 & 29, 2012. Walkerton's two-day event will feature delicious local fare and exciting entertainment! Participants will choose six out of eleven hands-on training modules, which will be delivered by industry experts. Limited spaces are available in Chatham and Walkerton. Those interested may register online at wcwc.ca/registration
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (the Centre), an agency of the Government of Ontario, is committed to the mission, "We safeguard drinking water for the people of Ontario as the leading centre for high quality training, applied research and technology demonstration." Following the water tragedy in Walkerton in 2000, and the inquiry by Associate Chief Justice Dennis O'Connor, the Centre was established in 2004. Operator training is guided by the WCWC Training Advisory Committee. In peak weeks, the Centre trains over 300 drinking water operators across the province. The research program, guided by the WCWC Research Advisory Committee, is focused on robust solutions for small drinking water systems. The Centre also supports technology companies with product assessments. The Centre's headquarters in Walkerton is well equipped for hands-on training, research and innovation. The building is LEED Gold certified.
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For further information:
If you have questions about Maintenancefest or are interested in hosting an event in your area please contact:
Name: Paula VanVeen
Title: Training Coordinator, WCWC Training Institute
Toll-free: 519-881-2003 or 866-515-0550