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Mar 20 - Mar 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Person

Advanced Sewer and Watermain Construction Inspection Course

As water & wastewater contract administration/inspection complexities continue to evolve, this course provides insight into a wide variety of issues which both directly and indirectly impact these responsibilities. The participant will garner a broader view of the expectations associated with fully successful water/wastewater project outcomes.

Course Content

  • Stormwater management
  • Natural channel construction
  • Legislation re: working around watercourses and watersheds
  • Trenchless technology
  • Claims management
  • Construction contracts and development agreements
  • Risk management and conflict resolution
  • Ethics and the inspector
  • Pumping stations
  • Water quality and disinfection
  • Field application of the Municipal Class EA

Who Should Attend?
Sewer and watermain construction inspectors with at least 5 to 7 years experience.

The Sewer and Watermain Construction Inspection course is recommended as a preparation course for this program.

Evaluation Process
Passing grade:  60%.

This course is recognized by:

  • OACETT= This course may be used as credit in all exam programs including technical specialist, technician and technologist programs. Please contact OACETT to ensure that this course satisfies your particular examination program for certification. Point Value = 7
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@ogra.org or fax to 289-291-6477.

John Thompson attained his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and has practiced as a Professional Engineer for some 36 plus years throughout Ontario holding positions with Union Gas, Bell, three (3) Engineering Consultants, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and currently the City of Barrie where he currently serves as Director of Environmental Services with responsibly for the Municipal Drinking Water System, the Wastewater System, Solid Waste and Environmental Compliance.

As a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), a Certified Municipal Manager, Infrastructure Professional, (CMM III IP), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Water Treatment Operator, John has been intimately involved in numerous Municipal Drinking Water and Wastewater systems and projects throughout Ontario, and beyond, from the perspectives of Concept, Design, Funding Acquisition, Project Management, Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance.

Mr. Thompson serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) the Municipal Engineers’ Association (MEA) and the Ontario Region Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA). He is a member of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre’s (WCWC) Training Advisory Committee (TAC). John also serves on the MOECC / MEA Liaison Committee and the Georgian Bay Waterworks Association Executive (GBWWA). John has previously served as an elected Municipal Councillor for two (2) terms for the Township of Clearview where he has resided in Stayner since 1989.


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March 20, 2023 - Mar 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm