August 27 & 28, 2024


7:30am - 3:30pm (coffee and lunch provided)


Walkerton Clean Water Centre
20 Ontario Road


2 days

CEU Value



Regular: $735.00 + $95.55 HST = $830.55 CAD

Course Overview

Maintenancefest is a unique hands-on training experience that allows participants to cycle through 6 of 10 training modules over the 2 days.

Register early to ensure you get into the modules you want.


Backflow & Cross Connection - Participants will review the concepts and causes of backflow and cross connection and be introduced to various backflow prevention equipment.

Basics of Utility Locates - This module will cover the basics of locating underground water infrastructure, including an overview of the equipment and technology typically used. Demonstration of locating techniques will be included in this module.

Chemical Dosing Equipment - Participants will identify various peristaltic and diaphragm pump components, and perform hands-on activities to demonstrate the ability to calibrate, disassemble, inspect and identify issues with pumps.

Continuous Free Chlorine Monitoring - This module provides participants with experience to complete calibration procedures for various chlorine analyzers and to understand maintenance and troubleshooting requirements for various chlorine analyzers.

Frozen Service Connections - Participants will learn to identify why service connections freeze and to recognize indicators to anticipate the potential for
freezing. An overview of conventional thawing technology and procedures will be provided. Attendees will have an opportunity to construct/de-construct a de-icer and participate in various thawing activities.

Leak Detection - This session will introduce participants to the characteristics of leaks, various types of leak detection equipment, and leak detection methodology.

Maintenance of Valves - This module will provide participants with the necessary skills to operate valves in the distribution system and evaluate their condition. The session will also explain how different valves are constructed, what's inside them, and how they work.

Unidirectional Flushing - This module will provide hands-on training to familiarize participants with appropriate steps involved in unidirectional
flushing and swabbing.

UV Absorbance & Transmittance - This practical course is designed to provide operators with a working knowledge of ultraviolet absorbance and transmittance as they apply to monitoring drinking water quality. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare and analyze samples, perform calculations and draw conclusions from the hands-on portion of this module.

Water Metering Awareness - This module will introduce participants to the various components of water meters, and provide an awareness of installation and maintenance best practices.

*Modules subject to change

Once registered a module selection form will be emailed to you to fill out your module choices.

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Best Western Walkerton. Please mention you are with the Walkerton Clean Water Centre when booking your room. The block is in effect till July 26, 2024.
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  Maintenancefest Hands-on Training Event

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