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70th Annual Short Courses

The 70th Annual Short Courses for Water & Wastewater Operators will be held June 2–7, 2019 at beautiful Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.  The intent of the Short Course is to:

  • Provide knowledge to those attendees who are new to our industry so they learn to operate/maintain their plants/systems
  • Become certified by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
  • Provide updates on changes within our industry for experienced employees so they can gain certification renewal credits. 

 The Short Courses operates through a host of volunteer instructors, and the volunteer committee staff which is made up of nineteen representatives from CSAWWA, WWOA, and CWEA. 

 Courses offered this year will include:

  •  Water: Introduction to Water, Water 3&4, Advanced Water, Water Distribution, Advanced Water Distribution (includes 3-days of backflow prevention/cross control training


  • Wastewater: Intro/Intermediate Wastewater, Advanced Wastewater, Wastewater Collection, Industrial Wastewater

  • Superintendents

 In addition, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Board of Waterworks & Waste System Operators will be holding Operator exams on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Short Course. 

Early bird registration for this year’s Short Course begins on April 1, 2019.  For more information visit our website at: