The NWEA Collection System Committee is considering offering a National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) Training tract as part of the Great Plains Conference coming up on April 17-19. The training would be completed over the same two days as the conference, would NOT be limited to NWEA members, and the cost of the training is presently estimate to be in the $650-$700 range. This is a discounted rate from what is typically a $1,050/person cost, plus travel expenses.
What is NASSCO?
The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) is an organization of infrastructure professionals that are interested in and dedicated to improving the performance and standardization of procedures in pipeline cleaning, repair, and inspections. NASSCO has developed a standardized rating, identification, and classification system for faults, problems, and defects found in sewer pipes. NASSCO has developed a training class that will ensure that all operators/inspectors will classify defects the same way. This training standard is known as the Pipe Assessment Certification Program (PACP). We are pleased to offer NASSCO Certification training for the PACP/LACP/MACP including re-certifications. Your certification is good for (3) years.
By adopting and utilizing standard codes, you can not only benchmark sewer pipe conditions within a utility, but also compare sewer pipe conditions from one time frame to another and from one utility to another. The comprehensive PACP database also proves useful during implementation of new initiatives for asset management. Standardization improves your productivity, allow the integration of inspection data from many sources, and reduce the subjective nature of describing features and defects that often exists today.
For more information go to the following link to the NASSCO website: www.nassco.org
Each student will be required to pass a multiple choice exam for the PACP, MACP and LACP modules.
Training and Certification of Users — Program graduates are assigned a certification number for quality assurance on their assessment videos to ensure continuity of data use as well as compliance for many Municipal Specifications. All certification information and credentials are posted at www.nassco.org for verification. This class also qualifies for CEU credits.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: STEPHANIE SEGLER
Stephanie is a Project Manager for HDR's Denver operations for condition assessment of water and wastewater facilities, pipelines and structures. She has worked on condition assessment projects including Lift Station, Force Main, Water Tanks, Pipeline and Manhole inspections. Stephanie is the collection system committee chair for the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association in Denver. Stephanie is a NASSCO PACP/MACP/LACP trainer for assessment of pipelines, manholes, and laterals.
At this time the conference organizers have set up a SignUpGenius.com page to determine how much interest there would be in the NASSCO Training opportunity. Click on the link below to go to the SignUpGenius.com page (follow the instructions included on the page):
The information gathered on the SignUpGenius.com page will be used to plan the training and set the pricing.
In the coming weeks a formal training event will be set up on the www.nebwea.com website. An email will also be sent out which will include the training information and the link to the training event online registration and payment page.
NASCO Training Details (Preliminary)
Dates: 04/17/2019 (Wed.) AND 4/18/2019 (Thurs.)
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Location: Embassy Suites, La Vista, NE
Please direct any questions to: