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Stormwater Inspector Training

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31st March

The National Stormwater Center is offering Certified Stormwater Inspector (municipal) training in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-21, 2014.  Designed specifically for municipal personnel our course offers training and certification to demonstrate, for the record, that inspectors are qualified.

Inspectors who take our course learn:

- how to inspect construction, commercial, industrial & municipal activities
- what to inspect
- the limits of their authority
- appropriate demeanor
- appropriate discretion

They also learn about the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the six Minimum Control Measures, and how to better implement and support their MS4 stormwater program.

Graduates of the Certified Stormwater Inspector course receive certification and continuing education credits, and ongoing, unlimited support of the National Stormwater Center.  All of our instructors have stormwater enforcement experience at the Federal or State level.

Please download the announcement with course details and registration information.  For your convenience, … Read More »

CSWEA 19th Annual Education Seminar

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26th March

Our colleagues at CSWEA have sent out on invitation to attend the upcoming education seminar in Madison, Wisconsin in April 8th. From the mailing:

Mark your calendars and budget for the CSWEA 19th Annual Education Seminar to be held on April 8, 2014 at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.  An exciting program focused on sustainability will be featured. This is an excellent, affordable event to learn about issues and technical advances from national and local experts. In addition, attendees will earn approximately seven (7) professional development hours (PDHs) for professional engineers and operator’s license requirements.

For more information, please visit the CSWEA web site:


Water and Wastewater Operator’s Week

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17th March

Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed this week to be Water and Wastewater Operator’s Week in Illinois.  Check out the proclamation below.

Governor Pat Quinn Announces
Water and Wastewater Operator’s
Week in Illinois – March 17-23rd, 2014.

WHEREAS, public health is an important mission to keep the citizens of the State of Illinois healthy; andWHEREAS, the operation of the thousands of water and wastewater systems in the State of Illinois is a vital cog in the mission of public health; and

WHEREAS, there are nearly 6,200 of these individuals in the State of Illinois as well as a vast support network of professionals who tirelessly work daily to keep the State’s potable water and waterway’s safe; and

WHEREAS, this industry which has its roots in the 19th century and is constantly evolving to meet environmental challenges and regulatory requirements, is thereby vital to the citizens of … Read More »

Congrats to Jay Berman

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10th March

FVOA Members,

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate Jay Berman of Marengo on his retirement!  Jay has been in the wastewater field for 41 years.  He spent 16 years as an industrial wastewater operator and 25 years as a municipal operator.  Jay also served as President of the FVOA in 1993.


The City of Marengo had some words about Jay that I would like to share:

We at the City of Marengo are happy for Mr. Berman in his retirement choice however; his career expertise in waste water treatment operations will be missed. In Jay’s six years with our team, he has made significant improvements to our processes. From sludge handling, odor control to foam management, his knowledge kept plant fluctuations at a minimum. He has also been instrumental in our multiyear planning and design process for our new plant that … Read More »