GMWEA is pleased to collaborate with its New England regional water quality management partner organizations.

2017 Winter-Spring Trainings

In collaboration with Vermont Rural Water Association, GMWEA 

presented an eight-week course, Introduction to Wastewater Operations (SAC course). The course started on February 21 and ran every Tuesday until April 25.  

Recent Course Offerings

Fall, 2016 Introduction to Utility Management

Running from October 13, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2016 this monthly 12-session course included the following sessions:

  • Leadership in a Utility Environment
  • Planning and Organization
  • Training Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Rules and Regulations1, 2, and 3
  • Setting up a Stormwater Program
  • Flooding and Resiliency
  • Financial Management 1 and 2
  • Engineering Basics
  • Asset Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Health and Safety Inspection Programs
  • Intermediate Prints and Drawings
  • Communications and Advocacy

2018 Sac Wastewater Operation Course, Oct. - Dec. 2018

Based on Volumes 1 and 2 of the Wastewater Sacramento books, this 8-day course prepares attendees to take the Grades 1 and 2 Domestic Wastewater certification exams. Each attendee will learn the basic concepts of wastewater treatment from collection system to final disposal of effluent and solids.  Taught at the Montpelier Wastewater Treatment Facility by a team of expert trainers, the course includes both classroom training and field trips!  Presented by GMWEA in affiliation with Vermont Rural Water Associatio

GMWEA's CEC determines our training offerings for the year.  In addition to the Spring and Fall Conference training sessions, GMWEA offers 12-week accredited courses twice a year.  See below for information on recent and forthcoming eight-week trainings.

We welcome members' suggestions for training offerings!  Contact Eileein Toomey at or Daniel Hecht at to offer your suggestions. 

May 16, 2017 New Stormwater Manual Training

In partnership with Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, GMWEA presented a training focused on the new Stormwater Manual.  The half-day course, attended by thirty operators, engineers, systems, designers, and facilitated by four members of Vt. DEC's Stormwater Unit, was held at Rutland Free Library. The Vt. DEC will hold additional trainings throughout Vermont; visit the Vermont DEC website to find dates and locations.

Continuing Education (CEC) Trainings

89 Main St., Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602