Welcome to the Home of the Best FREE Water and Wastewater Certification Training Manuals in the Country!
Ragsdale and Associates have been providing the best Water and Wastewater technical training available in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Nevada since 1994. With forty years of expertise in virtually all areas of water and wastewater systems operations and maintenance, we have developed a wide range of operator training programs.
Our training programs have received national recognition for presentation and content. We do not teach the answers to an exam. We will teach you how to operate and maintain a water or wastewater system safely and efficiently. In the process, you will learn the information you "Need-to-Know" to pass any state's certification exam.
We Now Offer FREE On-Site Technical Assistance for New Mexico Wastewater Treatment Systems!
We are currently under contract with the New Mexico Environment Department - Groundwater Quality Bureau to provide FREE on-site technical assistance and training to all New Mexico wastewater treatment systems permitted through NMED. If you have new equipment or your system is upset, we can show you how to get your process running and how to maintain it. We also provide system assessments and training for new operators.
If you are having problems with your plant, please contact us by phone or e-mail to set up an on-site visit.
We conduct several training sessions each year in both New Mexico and Arizona. Both "Basic" and "Advanced" training is available for both Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment. Training sessions may be 3-day sessions or 4-day sessions, depending on the subject matter and location.
Our currently scheduled trainings are as follows:
- April 21-24 (Arizona), 4-Day Basic Water Treatment & Distribution Systems
- May 5-7 (New Mexico), 3-Day Basic Water Systems Certification
- June 2-4 (New Mexico), 3-Day Basic Wastewater Systems Certification
- October 20-23 (Arizona), 4-Day Basic Wastewater Treatment & Collections Systems
- November 4-6 (New Mexico), 3-Day Advanced Water Systems Certification
For more information on any of these trainings, Click on the link for the appropriate state.
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We would love for you to attend our training classes. However, if you are a water or wastewater operator and are not able to make our classes, you still need the information contained in our training manuals. Our primary business is providing classroom instruction. We have decided to provide our material free of charge to those operators that are unable to attend our classes. Please feel free to download and print our books for your own use. We only ask that do not sell or alter them.
We offer all of our training materials as free downloads. We don't ask for your personal information and you don't have to give us your credit card number. Every month our site visitors download over 5 gigabytes of information. That's the equivalent of about 800 manuals. We are trying to pay it forward to those of you who have chosen to make sure the rivers and lakes are clean and our water is safe to drink. In return, we would ask that you do the same for some folks you don't know.
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