Reservoirs: From Inspection to Disinfection

Check out ATAP Manager Andrew Stevenson's article on reservoir cleaning in the Fall 2015 issue of Western Canada Public Works' Roadrunner magazine.

Ken Turnbull Honoured at SASTT's 50th Anniversary Gala

Ken Turnbull, Project Manager for ATAP, received the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award at the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists & Technicians (SASTT) 50th Anniversary Gala in Regina, on September 25, 2015.

 

The Award is bestowed upon registered SASTT members who have distinguished themselves in their careers and have brought recognition and credit to applied science/engineering technology. It recognizes excellence in professional life - whether in technical practice or in such areas as management, teaching or administration. Well-deserved, Ken!!!

 

Congratulations to our Prize Winners at the Western Canada Water (WCW) Conference in Winnipeg, September 15-18, 2015

Congratulations to ATAP’s draw prize winners: Darren Otto (Starline® bluetooth speaker), Jackie Orban (Garrity® LED flashlight) and Robert Boswick (North End™ sport jacket). Thank you to all who visited us at our booth. We look forward to seeing you again!

 

Visit Our Booth at the Western Canada Water (WCW) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Winnipeg, September 15-18, 2015!

This year, WCW is hosting its Annual Conference and Exhibition in Winnipeg September 15-18, 2015 at the RBC Convention Center. This year’s theme is 'A Climate of Change'. Come visit ATAP Manager, Andrew Stevenson, and Water & Wastewater Technician, Andrew Hickey, at our ATAP booth (#507) and discuss any of your training, operation, or maintenance requirements. For more information about the conference, visit http://wcwwa.ca/events/wcw-annual-conference-exhibition/.

 

ATAP Manager Andrew Stevenson Recognized at 2015 APWA Congress

Andrew Stevenson, ATAP Manager (right, in picture), was recognized at the 2015 American Public Works Association (APWA) Congress in Phoenix for his work on the Council of Chapters Steering Committee. The Council evolved from the former House of Delegates and guides the present eight working committees moving forward on their goals within the Strategic Plan. Andrew took a primary role on this new initiative, and also served as the liaison to the Membership Committee.


 

Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA) Conference & Tradeshow, February 24-26, 2015 in Saskatoon

Come and visit with ATAP staff at booth #3, in the 2015 SPWA Tradeshow February 24-26, 2015 at the Saskatoon Inn. Whether you want to discuss technical field services, onsite training, or our spring 2015 schedule of certification courses and CEU workshops, we have staff present to assist with your needs.

 

Bert Gaudet, Andrew Hickey, and James Sentes will be providing CEU or technical sessions at the event. ATAP Manager, Andrew Stevenson, will also be proclaimed as Chapter President at the conference.

 

For more information on the SPWA Conference and Tradeshow, visit http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/

 

Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) Conference & Tradeshow, February 2-3, 2015 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP at our booth, No. 148, in the 2015 Tradeshow February 2-3, 2015 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Talk to us about all of our field services and our spring 2015 schedule of training courses and CEU workshops. We look forward to talking with old friends and meeting new.

 

For more information on the SUMA Conference and Trade show, visit http://www.suma.org

ATAP 2015 Manitoba Spring Schedule of Operator Certification Preparation Courses Now Available!

ATAP is offering our Class 1 and 2 Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses again this spring for Operators planning to write Manitoba Operator Certification exams. ATAP's courses are fully CEU-accredited by the Province of Manitoba Conservation office.

We are hosting our training at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg to provide you with a complete overall experience. Call (204) 783-7900 or visit their website: www.fairfieldinnwinnipeg.com to book your accommodation by asking for the ATAP rate. Look for a direct link of booking information for ATAP students, posted on our Courses & Registration page.

Please visit our Courses and Registration page for more information, registration forms and a printable schedule of Manitoba spring courses, or feel free to phone our office at (204) 284-ATAP (2827).

 

ATAP Class 3 & 4 Wastewater Treatment Certification Preparation Course and Exams in North Battleford February 2-6, 2015

ATAP is hosting a Class 3 & 4 Wastewater Treatment Certification Preparation Course and Exams in North Battleford February 2-6, 2015 for the City of North Battleford. The City welcomes to their course Operators outside the City who are in need of this upper level Wastewater Treatment training. For more information on how to register, please contact Cathy Lewty at ATAP at 306-244-8828.

 

Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association (MWWA) Tradeshow January 12 & 13, 2015 Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

Come visit ATAP’s Booth (#24) at the 2015 Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association Annual Tradeshow January 12th & 13th, 2015 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. We look forward to telling you about our many field services and operator training courses. ATAP Manager, Andrew Stevenson, and ATAP Technicians and Instructors, Andrew Hickey and Tim Maunder, will be there to answer all your questions. Come say "hello"!

For more information on the Conference tradeshow, visit http://www.mwwa.net

 

ATAP 2015 Saskatchewan (Regina & Saskatoon) Spring Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available!

ATAP is offering Class 1 and 2 Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this spring for individuals planning to apply for Operator Certification. CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops are also available for Operators seeking to improve their understanding and skills in their daily water and wastewater operations.

Of special interest is a 1-day course for Mayors, Councillors and Administrators: "Introduction to Public Works" to be held in Regina on April 22nd.

Southern Saskatchewan Operators may wish to attend ATAP’s popular new workshop "Water Disinfection Techniques" in Regina on February 25th, while northern Saskatchewan Operators may want to take in our other new workshop "Hydrant Flow Testing", to be held in Saskatoon May 14th.

Please visit our Courses and Registration page for more information, and for registration forms for the above.

 

New Workshops This Fall!

ATAP is pleased to present two new workshops this fall:

 

Water Disinfection Techniques / Saskatoon - November 20, 2014 (0.6 CEUs)

Disinfection is the process designed to kill or inactivate most microorganisms in water, including essentially all pathogenic bacteria. This workshop surveys the pathogenic organisms that are potentially present in water sources and covers a variety of water disinfection methods, both for primary and secondary disinfection.

 

Hydrant Flow Testing / Regina - December 4, 2014 (0.6 CEUs)

Information resulting from fire hydrant flow tests is used to evaluate the general condition of the water distribution system and to determine maximum available flows in emergency situations, such as during fires. This one-day workshop will train water operators on the procedures and guidelines, as established by the AWWA, for field testing of fire hydrant flows.

 

Congratulations to our SWWA (Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association) Trade Show Table Prize Winner / Saskatoon, November 6, 2014

Kevin Misiurski, ATCO Structures & Logistics, Watson, SK - Winner of a Northend™ Sport Jacket

 

Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association (SWWA) Conference & Tradeshow November 5-7, 2014 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP at our booth, No. 97, in the 2014 Tradeshow November 5-6, 2014 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Talk to us about all of our field services and our spring 2015 schedule of training courses and CEU workshops. We look forward to talking with old friends and meeting new.

 

Also, don’t miss Josh Buniak’s session on Swabbing and Flushing on Wednesday morning, at 8:30 am in the Centennial Hall.

 

For more information on the SWWA Conference and Trade show, visit http://www.swwa.ca/

 

Congratulations Prize Winner at the Western Canada Water Conference Tradeshow in Regina, September 25-26, 2014

Congratulations to our table prize winner... Dave Schreiner, of the City of Regina, who won a Northend™ sport jacket. Thank you to all who visited us at our booth at the WCW Conference. It was great to see you again!


 

Winnipeg Hilton Airport Suites Preferential Guest Room Rate Available for ATAP Course Attendees

ATAP is hosting a selection of Water & Wastewater Operator courses this spring in Winnipeg. All of ATAP's courses and workshops are CEU-certified by the Manitoba Conservation Office and are designed for Manitoba Operators.
Operators planning to attend our courses and who require accommodation can take advantage of ATAP’s preferential group rate at the Winnipeg Hilton Airport Suites. Our courses are hosted onsite at the hotel. Click here for more information.

 

Visit Our Booth at the Western Canada Water Exhibition in Regina September 23-24, 2014!

This year Western Canada Water is hosting its Annual Conference and Exhibition in Regina September 23-26, 2014 at the Delta Hotel. Visit ATAP Manager, Andrew Stevenson, and Water & Wastewater Technician, Andrew Hickey, at our ATAP exhibition booth (#61). For more information about the conference and exhibition, visit Western Canada Water’s website.

 

Congratulations to Prize Winner at the UMAAS Conference Tradeshow in Saskatoon, June 4th & 5th

Congratulations to Gloria Weppler, from Morse, SK, winner of a Samsung™ Tablet. Thank you to all who visited us at our booth at the UMAAS Conference. It was great to see you again!

 

Visit Our ATAP Trade Booth at the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) Conference Tradeshow in Saskatoon, June 4-5, 2014

Please visit our ATAP Trade Booth and say hello to our staff June 4th and 5th at the Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel. Ask about our field services and about our fall training schedule for Regina and Saskatoon, including new CEU workshops for your community’s water operators, “Water Disinfection Techniques” and “Hydrant Flow Testing”.
We look forward to seeing you in person at the conference!

 

ATAP Fall 2014 Saskatchewan Schedule of Courses and Workshops

ATAP is offering Class 1 and 2 Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this fall for individuals planning to apply for Saskatchewan Operator Certification. Small Systems and Class 3 Options are available to take related courses and challenge exams, e.g. a certified Class 2 operator can take our class 2 course and receive supplementary Class 3 study materials and quizzes in order to challenge Class 3 exams at the end of the course; likewise an operator hoping to obtain Small Systems certification can take our Class 1 course and request a Small System exam at the end of the Class 1 course. If interested in these options, prospective attendees are asked to register at least 11 days prior to the exam date and indicate on the registration form that they wish to challenge alternate exam(s).

 

CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops are also available, including two new workshops, “Water Disinfection Techniques” (Saskatoon, Nov. 20th) and “Hydrant Flow Testing” (Regina, Dec. 4th).

 

Andrew Stevenson Presented with SPWA's Gerry Wheeler Memorial Award

ATAP Manager Andrew Stevenson was presented with the Gerry Wheeler Memorial Award at the Saskatchewan Public Works Association Annual Conference Awards Night. The award recognizes an individual who has made a valuable contribution to the SPWA. The award was established by Neptune Meters Ltd. in memory of Mr. Gerry Wheeler who was an employee of the company and long time member of the SPWA. Andrew has served on the Executive of the SPWA for the past 12 years in various roles and is currently the President Elect. Congratulations Andrew! Pictured on the left is SPWA President George Jakeman.

 

SPWA Conference & Tradeshow: February 25-27, 2014 in Regina

Visit ATAP's booth (#16) at the Saskatchewan Public Works Association's (Sask. Chapter of Canadian Public Works Assoc.) 2014 Trade Show February 25th and February 26th in Regina at the Delta Regina Hotel. ATAP's Andrew Stevenson (ATAP Manager) will be there in his dual function as head of ATAP Saskatchewan and as President-Elect of the SPWA. Andrew Hickey, Water & Wastewater Technician, from our Regina ATAP office will also be there to meet and greet delegates. Josh Buniak, ATAP O&M Technician, is presenting the ATAP workshop "Water Main Swabbing" on February 27th as well as a talk on "Thermal (Infrared) Imaging of Equipment and Facilities" at 1 pm on Wednesday, February 26th.

 

We welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting new. Ask us about our all of our field services and our spring schedule of courses and CEU workshops.

 

See you there! For more information on the tradeshow, visit the SPWA website: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net

 

Rural Water Pipeline Operators… Want to Know More About Chloramination?

ATAP is pleased to present a half-day, 0.3 CEU value seminar, “Chloramination 101” at our training facility in Saskatoon on February 20, 2014. This seminar is aimed at the water professional using chloraminated water from a rural water distribution pipeline as their source of potable water. Depletion and adjustment of chlorine residuals in rural pipeline distribution systems will be covered in detail, and participants will have a chance to discuss specific process problems with our panel. Anyone trying to understand the complexities of adjusting chloraminated water residuals will benefit from this workshop, as it will outline and discuss the newest technologies being employed in residual adjustment and the testing procedures. Examples of real situations and processes that have been used in Saskatchewan or other prairie provinces will be discussed. Topics include: chlorine curve, chloramination, chlorine residuals testing, BART test, and adjusting chlorine residuals. Alvin Beier, R.E.T., P.L. (Eng.), Senior Water Operations Specialist, who has over 35 years of experience in the technical and operational aspects of water and wastewater treatment processes, will be presenting this seminar.

 

For more information, please see our courses and registration page, or click here to see the information sheet.

 

MWWA Tradeshow Feb. 10th & 11th , 2014 in Portage la Prairie

Come visit ATAP in booth #32 at the 2014 Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association Annual Tradeshow February 10th and 11th, at the Canad Inn in Portage la Prairie. We look forward to telling you about our many field services and operator training courses. ATAP Manager, Andrew Stevenson, and our Manitoba Trainer, Tim Maunder, will be there to answer all your questions.

 

For more information on the tradeshow, visit http://www.mwwa.net/

 

SUMA Tradeshow Feb. 3rd & 4th , 2014 in Regina

Visit the ATAP booth (#171) at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association's Trade Show February 3rd and 4th in Regina at the Queensbury Convention Centre! We welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting new. Andrew Hickey, ATAP Water & Wastewater Technician based in Regina, will be there along with Andrew Stevenson, ATAP Manager, to answer all your questions.

 

See you there! For more information on the tradeshow, visit http://suma.org

 

ATAP 2014 Saskatchewan Spring Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available!

ATAP is offering Class 1 and 2 Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this spring for individuals planning to apply for Operator Certification. CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops are also available for Operators seeking to improve their understanding and skills in their daily water and wastewater operations.

 

Please note our new workshop, reflecting the growing interest in emergency and contingency planning in the water and wastewater field: "Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans and Emergency Planning" (0.6 CEUs) Saskatoon, March 5th

 

Current & prospective Public Works Operators take note of a new combination of Certification Courses offered in Regina March 17 – 21: Class 1-2 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection (3.0 CEUs) Regina March 17-21

 

Please click on the Courses and Registration tab for more information and for registration forms for the above.

 

Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association (SWWA) Conference & Tradeshow November 6-8, 2013 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP at booth #69 in the 2013 Tradeshow November 6-7 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Talk to us about all of our field services and our spring 2014 schedule of training courses and CEU workshops. We look forward to talking with old friends and meeting new. A special invitation is extended to operators from southern Saskatchewan, who are invited to meet Andrew Hickey, ATAP’s new Water & Wastewater Technician, based in of our Regina office.

 

Also, don’t miss Dawn Dierker, ATAP’s Analytic & Training Specialist, co-teaching the “Development of Operation Maintenance Manuals and SOPS” Workshop on Thursday afternoon, with Mark Keller of SaskWater. ATAP is also proud to be the co-sponsor of the conference banquet with its affiliate, Associated Engineering. For more information on the SWWA Conference and Trade show, click here.

 

ATAP welcomes Andrew Hickey to its Regina office

Andrew Hickey joins ATAP as a Water & Wastewater Technician (formerly employed by the Town of Assiniboia). He is a certified Class 3 Operator in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Collection, & Class 2 in Wastewater Treatment. Andrew recently received his diploma from SIAST’s Water and Wastewater Technician Program and has applied for his C.Tech. designation. His role will see him provide both training and field services, primarily to our southern Saskatchewan sector, based out of ATAP’s Regina office.

 

We are very excited to have (another) Andrew on our team, as his knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our clients.

 

Welcome Manitoba Operators! Course Registration Forms Now Available!
Register by September 11th for Great Early Bird Registration Rates on Class 1 & 2 Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Courses

ATAP is extremely pleased to offer its training and technical assistance to Manitoba communities and water & wastewater operators. ATAP Class 1 & 2 Water and Wastewater Courses, as well as preparatory Foundations Courses, are available this fall in Winnipeg. All of ATAP's courses and workshops are CEU-certified by the Manitoba Conservation Office and are designed for Manitoba Operators.

 

Tim Maunder, well-known Manitoba instructor, will be teaching and looks forward to seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new ones. For more information, click on our Courses & Registration Tab to see Winnipeg listings.

 

ATAP Fall 2013 Saskatchewan Schedule of Courses and Workshops

ATAP is offering Class 1 and 2 Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this fall for individuals planning to apply for Saskatchewan & Manitoba Operator Certification. CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops for Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba Operators are also available for operators seeking to improve their understanding and skills in their daily water and wastewater operations.

 

Please click on the Courses and Registration tab for more information and for registration forms.

 

ATAP receives 2012 Contractor Of The Year Award

At this year's Saskatchewan Public Works Association Conference (held February 28th in Saskatoon), we were honoured to receive the Contractor of the Year Award!

 

The award was established to promote excellence in public works construction and maintenance, by recognizing outstanding service, and the key role the contractor plays in meeting the objectives of public works and programs.

We were recognized for our work in assisting two cities during their Boil Water Orders, four Towns with PDWAs, and a city’s uni-directional flushing program to improve water quality.

 

Pictured: ATAP Group Manager Andrew Stevenson (r) accepts the award from incoming SPWA President George Jakeman

Visit Our ATAP Trade Booth at the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) Conference Tradeshow in Saskatoon, June 5-6, 2013

Please visit our ATAP Trade Booth and say hello to our staff June 5th and 6th at the Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel. Ask about our "Introduction to Public Works" Workshop to be held this fall in Saskatoon and Regina. This training will provide Administrators and Civic Councils a deeper understanding of the technical operations & maintenance, budgeting and legal responsibilities involved in running Public Works services for your community. Ask Cathy for a Schedule of our Fall Workshops and Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Preparation Courses. She will also have Saskatchewan course and workshop registration forms available.

 

We look forward to seeing you in person at the conference!

 

One More Opportunity Before the Summer to Take ATAP Class 1 Water Operator Certification Preparation Training!

If you missed getting in our Class 1 Water courses this winter and spring, we are offering another opportunity before the summer to take our course and write the Operator Certification exams:

  • 5-day Class 1 Water Treatment & Water Distribution Operator Certification Preparation Course and Certification Exams (3.0 CEUS) June 10-14, 2013 in Saskatoon

 

If you wish to brush up on Operator Math and Science (chemistry, electricity, hydraulics, & microbiology) just prior to the course, consider also registering for our:

  • 3-Day Operator Math and Science Preparatory Course to be held June 5-7 (1.8 CEUS) in Saskatoon

 

Please click on the Courses and Registration tab for more information and for registration forms for the above.

 

Congratulations Prize Winners at the SPWA Conference Tradeshow in Saskatoon, February 27th & 28th

Congratulations to our table prize winners... Karlis Van Caeseele of Langenburg, who won the ATAP draw prize of a pair of waterproof nitro binoculars and Alan Vaneste, coincidentally also of Langenburg, who won a Garrity LED flashlight. Thank you to all who visited us at our booth at the SPWA Conference. It was great to see you again!

 

 

SPWA Conference & Tradeshow
February 27-28, 2013 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP's booth at the Saskatchewan Public Works Association's (Sask. Chapter of Canadian Public Works Assoc.) 2013 Trade Show February 27th and February 28th in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Inn. ATAP's own Andrew Stevenson (ATAP Group Manager) will be there in his dual function as head of ATAP Sask. and President of the SPWA. Josh Buniak, ATAP O&M Technician, is presenting the ATAP workshop "Potable Water Reservoir Design, Operation and Maintenance" on February 28th as well as a 1-hour talk on unidirectional flushing of water mains.

 

We welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting new. Ask us about our all of our field services and our spring schedule of courses and CEU workshops.

 

See you there! For more information on the tradeshow, visit the SPWA website: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net

 

 

Look Who Made the Front Page!

ATAP’s own Group Manager, Andrew Stevenson, made the front page of the Vancouver Province Sunday Edition!

 

Andrew (with wife, Trina, and young son, Kieren) took advantage of the lockout ending and headed out to Vancouver, from his home in Saskatchewan, for the season opener. Andrew’s team, the Canucks, played Anaheim and although his team lost , fun was had by all. Now that’s he’s back in Saskatoon, Andrew is all charged up and ready to lead our team at ATAP in the busy upcoming season. Click here or on the pic to see the full clipping!


 

ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. Welcomes Tim Maunder to its Winnipeg Office

Tim Maunder, Water and Wastewater Systems Specialist
Tim has over 20 years of experience in water and wastewater operations and training in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Northwest Ontario. He is a provincially certified Water Treatment, Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection Operator. Additionally, Tim is also certified in industrial waste management, Cross Connection Control (City of Winnipeg and AWWA-licensed), and Septic System Installation. Prior to coming to ATAP, Tim was a water & wastewater instructor who taught and developed training programs for regional Manitoba colleges for seven years, as well as a correspondence instructor for OWP, out of Sacramento, California. Private sector and contract work that Tim has undertaken includes providing technical expertise for private municipal service companies, such as inspection, testing, and repair services of hydrants and unidirectional flushing and swabbing of municipal systems.

 

Congratulations to our SWWA (Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association) Trade Show
Table Prize Winners / Saskatoon, November 8, 2012

Elizabeth Hughes, of Moose Jaw - Winner of a Northend Sport Jacket
Lyle Spetz, of Shaunavon - Winner of a Garrity LED Flashlight

And… Congratulations to the Staff, Board and Volunteers of SWWA on your 30th Anniversary. Thank you for another successful Trade Show and Conference!

 

ATAP 2013 Spring Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available!

ATAP is offering Class 1 and 2 Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this spring for individuals planning to apply for Operator Certification. CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops for Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta Operators are also available for operators seeking to improve their understanding and skills in their daily water and wastewater operations.

 

Individuals interested in becoming Power Mobile Equipment (PME) Safety Operator-Evaluators can begin registering early for 1-Day training sessions to be held in the fall of 2013 in Regina and Saskatoon. Three years of experience operating a variety of PME is required.

 

Please click on the Courses and Registration tab for more information and for registration forms for the above.

 

Congratulations New and Re-Elected Mayors and Councillors!

ATAP is offering 1-day course "Introduction to Public Works" for Mayors, Councillors and Administrators
In follow up to recent Saskatchewan municipal elections, ATAP extends its warmest congratulations to Saskatchewan’s new and re-elected Mayors and Councillors.

 

ATAP appreciates the enormous responsibilities of Mayors, Councillors and Administrators, and is offering training to assist them, whether new or experienced, to learn more about Public Works. Public Works spending is a major part of municipal budgets, and the technical knowledge required to oversee Public Works is sometimes daunting. Register in our one-day "Introduction to Public Works" course in either Regina (March 5th) or Saskatoon (March 7th). We look forward to seeing you!

SUMA Tradeshow Feb. 4th & 5th, 2013 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP's booth (#165) at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association's Trade Show February 4th and 5th in Saskatoon at TCU Place! We welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting new. Ask us about our "Introduction to Public Works" one-day workshop for municipal mayors, councillors and administrative staff, to be held in Saskatoon (March 7th) and Regina (March 5th).

 

See you there! For more information on the tradeshow, visit http://suma.org

 

MWWA Tradeshow Feb. 4th & 5th, 2013 in Winnipeg

Visit ATAP's booth at the 2013 Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association Annual Tradeshow February 4th and 5th, at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. We look forward to getting to know you and telling you about our many field services and operator training courses. ATAP's Josh Buniak and Tim Maunder will be there to answer all your questions.

 

For more information on the tradeshow, visit http://www.mwwa.net/

 

SWWA Tradeshow & Conference Nov. 7-9, 2012 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP's booth (#38) at the Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association's 2012 Trade Show November 7th and 8th in Saskatoon!

 

We welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting new. Ask us about all of our field services and our new spring schedule of courses and CEU workshops.

 

See you there! For more information on the tradeshow, visit the SWWA conference homepage.

 

Congratulation Prize Winners at the UMAAS Conference Tradeshow in Saskatoon, June 6th & 7th

Congratulations to Nicole Lerat of Rosthern and Gina Hallborg of Chaplin, winners of ATAP table prizes, World Tour® golf putters. Thank you to all who visited us at our booth at the UMAAS Conference. It was great to see you again!

 

Buniak & Narcisse & JakemanThank You to All Who Visited Our ATAP Booth at the SPWA Conference Tradeshow in Regina, May 22-24, 2012

Thank you to all who visited us at the Saskatchewan Public Works Association Conference Tradeshow May 22-24, 2012.

ATAP's O&M Technician, Josh Buniak, enjoyed your company at the booth and looks forward to seeing you all again at next year's event. Dawn Dierker, ATAP's Analytic and Training Specialist, instructed at the SPWA training workshop entitled "Sampling Techniques and Analysis for Water and Wastewater".

A special thanks to Don Narcisse, CFL Hall of Famer, 1989 Grey Cup winner, and Saskatchewan Roughrider Receiver (1987-1999) for graciously spending two evenings at the ATAP booth, keeping company with SPWA members. Our hearty thanks to Mr. Narcisse.

Finally, ATAP was honoured to receive the SPWA Meritorious Service Award 2011. Josh Buniak received the award on behalf of ATAP from SPWA President-Elect, George Jakeman. Andrew Stevenson, who heads up ATAP was unable to attend this award service, as he had just days before welcomed a new baby son into his family, Kieren Stevenson. Best wishes to Andrew, Trina and family!

 

Visit Our ATAP Trade Booth at the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) Conference Tradeshow in Saskatoon, June 6-7, 2012

Please visit our ATAP Trade Booth and say hello to our staff June 6th and 7th at the Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel. Ask about our special Municipal Leadership Development Program training workshop/webinar to be available after the fall elections. This training will provide Administrators and Civic Councils a deeper understanding of the technical operations & maintenance, budgeting and legal responsibilities involved in running Public Works services for your community.

We look forward to seeing you in person at the conference!

 

ATAP Fall 2012 Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available

Our fall schedule is now available. Please see the Courses and Registration page for all listings.
The fall schedule for 2012 includes Water and Wastewater ABC Certification Preparation courses and CEU workshops in both Saskatoon and Regina. Also offered in Saskatoon and Regina are Power Mobile Equipment (PME) Operator Evaluator (Train-the-Trainer) one-day courses to allow your organization to have its own PME Operator Evaluator(s) who can evaluate operators on staff for safe PME operation and for Saskatchewan OH&S compliance.

 

ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. Welcomes Three Highly Experienced
Water and Wastewater Experts to its Staff

mark keller picMark Keller, P.Eng., Water Treatment Specialist

Mark has 28 years of experience in water and wastewater operations. He is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Operator. Prior positions before joining ATAP include Manager of the City of Saskatoon Water and Wastewater Treatment Branch, and Operations Manager for the City of Saskatoon Water Treatment Plant. He is a certified Class 4 Operator in Water and Wastewater Treatment. His computer related skills are in the areas of HMI, process control, PLC, preventative maintenance, and dbase software applications. He is Past President of Western Canada Water, and continues to be actively involved on the Board. During his extensive career, Mark has been utilized as an advisor for both Saskatchewan Environment and SaskH20. He works out of our Saskatoon office.

 

michele poirier picMichele Poirier, Water and Wastewater Systems Specialist

Michele has over 20 years of experience in water and wastewater operations in systems from Alberta to Ontario. She is certified Class 3 in Water Treatment and Distribution and Level 2 in Wastewater Treatment and Collection. Michele has also been certified Internal Auditor for DWQMS (Drinking Water Quality Management System) and certified as an AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Specialist. Her extensive management experience in WTP operations includes a wide repertoire of skills including supervision, training operators onsite, developing standard operating procedures, troubleshooting, and managing SCADA systems. She has also commissioned water plants and managed upgrade projects. Michele works for ATAP in the central Alberta region.

 

dawn dierker picDawn Dierker, B.Sc., CHSC, Analytic and Training Specialist

Dawn has 9 years of experience working as a trainer and research chemist in the water and wastewater industry. Prior to working in Class 4 water and wastewater plants, she spent 12 years in operations at analytical laboratories in coal burning power plants. Dawn has an Honours Diploma in Biological Sciences from NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) and an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a certified Health and Safety Consultant and is certified Class 3 in Water Treatment and Class 2 in Wastewater Treatment. Dawn works out of our Saskatoon office.

 

Congratulations to our SUMA (Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association) Trade Show Table Prize Winners at Regina on January 31, 2012

  • Trent Mandzuk, City of Yorkton - Winner of a men's Stormtech Jacket
  • James Reid, Town of Kyle - Winner of a Garrity LED Flashlight
  • Tim Alcock, Town of Choiceland - Winner of a heavy duty, stainless steel flashlight

 

ATAP Spring 2012 Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available

Our spring schedule is now available. Please see the Courses and Registration page for all listings.

The spring schedule for 2012 includes Water and Wastewater ABC Certification Preparation courses and CEU workshops in both Saskatoon and Regina. Also offered in Saskatoon and Regina are Power Mobile Equipment (PME) Operator Evaluator (Train-the-Trainer) one-day courses to allow your organization to have its own PME Operator Evaluator(s) who can evaluate operators on staff for safe PME operation and for Saskatchewan OH&S compliance.

 

Good News for Manitoba Operators

ATAP is very pleased to announce that, as of September 13, 2011, our one- and two-day workshops have been granted Continuing Education Units (CEU's) by Conservation Manitoba. ATAP offers workshops on a regular schedule between September and April in Saskatoon and Regina. These workshops are open to Manitoba Operators and are granted Manitoba CEU's equal to those indicated for Saskatchewan and Alberta. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in the Province of Manitoba, please do not hesitate to contact our Saskatoon office, at 306-244-8828, for more information.

 

New Yatesmeter Video: Turbine Performance Testing

This spring, we had the opportunity to conduct Yatesmeter performance testing of the 9.3MW turbines at Renewable Power Corporation's Tyson Creek microhydro installation, on BC's spectacular Sunshine Coast. Tyson Creek features the highest head of any run-of-river plant in North America - check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-PTG0eQ2LE

 

 

Congratulations SWWA Conference Table Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our table prize winners at the Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association's Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Saskatoon November 16th & 17th:

  • Glen Nelson, Northern Hamlet of Weyakwin, Saskatchewan - Winner of a North End sport jacket
  • Gene Berezowksi, Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant - Winner of a Garrity LED flashlight

 

We hope that all of you who attended enjoyed the tradeshow and will visit our booth next year! See you then!

 

SWWA Tradeshow Nov. 16-17, 2011 in Saskatoon

Visit ATAP's booth (#44) at the Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association's 2011 Trade Show November 16th and 17th in Saskatoon!


We welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting new. Ask us about our all of our field services and our new spring schedule of courses and CEU workshops.


See you there! For more information on the tradeshow, visit the SWWA website.

 

 

By Popular Demand: Class 1 Water Treatment and Water Distribution Course Now Available in Saskatoon November 21-25, 2011

By popular demand, ATAP is now offering another Class 1 Water Treatment and Water Distribution Operator Certification Preparation Course in Saskatoon this fall.

 

If you were placed on a waiting list for the October 3-7, 2011 Class 1 Water Treatment and Water Distribution Course in Saskatoon, you will be contacted in the very near future to determine if you are still interested in and available to attend this November course.

 

For those who are not on the waiting list, you can register by filling in a registration form from the Course and Registration page at this website and returning it to our Saskatoon ATAP office at your earliest convenience.

 

 

Western Canada Water Conference September 19-22 Saskatoon

Congratulations to our draw prize winners:
   Yatesmeter Test: David Pellan, Supervisor - Local Wastewater Services - Winnipeg
   Roughrider Jersey: David Lindeman, Project Engineer - City of Regina
   Roughrider Football: David Murdock, Process Improvement Engineer, Water Services Division - Winnipeg
Looks like David is a lucky name! Your prizes are on the way.

 

Thank you to all who visited our ATAP Yatesmeter booth at the conference and who attended Imad AbuYousef's presentation on September 22nd, entitled "Pump Efficiency Testing Using a Thermodynamic Method".

If you have further questions on Yatesmeter testing, do not hesitate to contact Thomas Hummel (416.622.1808) or Sean Bolongaro (604.293.1411) to discuss the many advantages that this testing can provide your utility services.

 

ATAP 2011 Fall Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available!

ATAP is offering Class 1 and II Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this fall for individuals planning to apply for Saskatchewan Operator Certification. CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops for Saskatchewan and Alberta Operators are also available for operators seeking to improve their understanding and skills in their daily water and wastewater operations.

 

Please click on the Courses and Registration tab for more information and for registration forms.

 

ATAP Seeking Water and Wastewater Operation & Maintenance Field Technicians

ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. is currently seeking Water and Wastewater Operation & Maintenance Field Technicians to work throughout the province. Current Saskatchewan Class 2 water and wastewater certification is preferred but not mandatory for our Technicians. Instructing, mentoring and supervisory experience is an asset, as Technicians may be required to teach workshops or certification preparation courses from time to time. Prospective employees must be willing to travel offsite for extended periods of time.

 

If you're the right person for this position, visit our Employment page for more detail on this opportunity.

 

Public Works: Serving You and Your Community

Across the continent, over 28,000 APWA members use National Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2011 to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives. The theme speaks to the never ending effort of public works professionals to bring their communities the highest possible quality of life.

 

To celebrate this event the Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA) is hosting a Hydrant and Valve- Operation & Maintenance Workshop at the ATAP training room in Regina June 17th, 2011.

 

Click here to view the registration details and check out the official NPWW poster here.

 

Andrew Stevenson Named to National Governing Board of CPWA

Andrew Stevenson, Group Manager of ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd., was recently named to the eight-member national Governing Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), which provides a forum for Canadian public works professionals to promote investment in infrastructure, exchange information, and share public works skills, knowledge and technologies unique to Canada. See the press release from the CPWA.

 

Power Mobile Equipment (PME) Operator-Evaluator (Train-the-Trainer) One-Day Course in Saskatoon

Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (2007/08) require that all employers conduct an examination of the skills for each operator permitted to operate power mobile equipment.

This competency is monitored by a Certified Power Mobile Equipment Operator Evaluator. Evaluators are taught how to assess the skills of PME Operators and grade accordingly. ATAP uses course manuals, modules, and tests designed by the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Safety Association to train Operator Evaluators. ATAP's certified train-the-trainer instructor has successfully completed the Equipment Operator Evaluators Program and has over 18 years of experience operating municipal heavy equipment.

 

This one-day course, to be held in Saskatoon, includes both in-class theory training and outdoor practical application. Operators registering for this course must have at least 3 years of experience on Power Mobile Equipment.

Save your business or community thousands of dollars by safety-evaluating your own staff to comply with OH&S regulations.

 

 

Public Works: Serving You and Your Community

Across the continent, over 28,000 APWA members use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives. The theme speaks to the never ending effort of public works professionals to bring their communities the highest possible quality of life.

 

To celebrate this event the Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA) is hosting a Hydrant and Valve- Operation & Maintenance Workshop at the ATAP training room in Regina June 17th, 2011.

 

Click here to view the registration details and check out the official NPWW poster here.



Andrew Stevenson Named to National Governing Board of CPWA

Andrew Stevenson, Group Manager of ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd., was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA). Stevenson joins the eight-member national Governing Board of Directors, which provides a forum for Canadian public works professionals to promote investment in infrastructure, exchange information, and share public works skills, knowledge and technologies unique to Canada.

For more information, please see the press release from the CPWA.

 

Two-Day Gas Chlorination Workshop - Unity, Saskatchewan April 6-7, 2011

The Town of Unity, Saskatchewan will be hosting a two-day ATAP Gas Chlorination Workshop (1.2 CEU's) April 6 and 7, 2011.

 

CHANGES at ATAP Saskatchewan...

Congratulations Ken...

ATAP Saskatchewan bids farewell to Ken Turnbull as Group Manager of ATAP since 2008. We wish him well in his new position as Regina Branch Manager of our sister company, Associated Engineering (Sask.) Ltd. His extensive municipal experience, friendly disposition, and commitment to high-quality service, were immense assets to ATAP. He will be missed by staff, however Ken will continue to offer his services to ATAP as a southern Saskatchewan liaison contact to our clients.

 

New Role for Andrew...

Many of you may already be familiar with the new Group Manager at ATAP Saskatchewan, Andrew Stevenson. Andrew has been with ATAP Saskatchewan for over five years and is a familiar face to anyone in Saskatchewan who has taken ATAP courses and workshops, or who has required ATAP technical services in the field. His many years of public works experience (he is currently President of the Saskatchewan Public Works Association), along with his outstanding work ethic and commitment to service will ensure the continuation of ATAP's reputation for client-oriented service.

 

Welcome Josh...

Joshua Buniak, the new ATAP O&M Technician, comes to us from Rosthern, Saskatchewan. He has 3 years of operational experience in the public works field. His background also includes 3 years of Mechanical Engineering at SIAST and five years in the automotive and heavy truck industry. Josh is a Saskatchewan-certified water and wastewater operator. He is taking on Andrew's former duties, and will become a familiar face to our clientele.

 

ATAP Saskatchewan - New Faces - Instructors

ATAP Saskatchewan is very privileged to have secured the services of two highly respected Water & Wastewater Instructors, Rick Hanson and Dale Heshka (l and r, in picture at right).

Rick has been working with ATAP for a number of years, but since his retirement from the City of Prince Albert in 2009, he has been able to devote more time to ATAP courses and workshops.

Dale is new to ATAP this year, having taught our very first certification course in our new classroom in Regina in January, 2011. He comes our way from Melville, Saskatchewan. Both Rick and Dale will be familiar to our clients who are also members of the Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association (SWWA), as both men have been involved in the SWWA Board for several years.

 

 

ATAP Class Room in Regina

ATAP is growing, thanks to the continued patronage of our clients. We are pleased to offer classes in Regina! Beginning January 2011, ATAP will be offering water and wastewater operator certification courses and CEU workshops in its new classroom at 1922 Park St. (at the north end of the Leader-Post building). We look forward to seeing our clients from southern Saskatchewan in our new classroom, and are pleased to be able to provide this convenient alternative to them. We also look forward to new students who may find our Regina location closer to home.

For a complete listing of Regina courses and workshops, please visit our Courses and Registration page.

 

 

ATAP introduces Yatesmeter Equipment Performance Testing Services

Performance testing is a critical component of proper pump and turbine maintenance programs. Pump efficiencies decline with use, and while efficiency upgrades are essential for maintaining pump performance, the challenge is knowing when to do these refurbishments.

 

ATAP has invested in Advanced Energy Monitoring Systems pump, blower, turbine, and compressor performance testing equipment, including our own Yatesmeter and trained staff, and we're proud to be able to offer this state-of-the-art analysis service to our clients to provide pump efficiency testing, blower efficiency testing, compressor efficiency testing, and turbine efficiency testing.

 

Read all about it on our services page.

 

 

ATAP Fall Schedule of Courses and Workshops Now Available! Two NEW Workshops!

ATAP is offering Class 1 and II Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Courses this fall for individuals planning to apply for Saskatchewan Operator Certification. CEU-accredited water and wastewater workshops for Saskatchewan and Alberta Operators are also available for operators seeking to improve their understanding and skills in their daily water and wastewater operations. ATAP is also pleased to announce two new 1-day workshops:

 

NEW! Potable Water Reservoir Design, Operation and Maintenance - November 17, 2010 Saskatoon

NEW! Membrane Filtration - November 18, 2010 Saskatoon

 

Please click on the "Courses and Registration" tab for more information and for registration forms.

 

 

UMAAS Trade Fair June 9-10, 2010

The Urban Municipal Administrators' Association of Saskatchewan meets for its Annual Conference and Trade Fair June 8-11, 2010 in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Travelodge. ATAP will be there too!

 

We welcome all administrators to visit our booth with your questions, or just to say "hi". The ATAP staff look forward to meeting you, and to showcasing the extensive range of services that can be provided to your community. If you are interested in training for your staff, be sure to ask for our fall schedule of certification courses and CEU workshops, and for any registration forms that you may require.

 

 

National Workshop First Nation Circuit Rider Training Program Association (CRTPA)
Victoria - May 11 and 12 / ATAP Presentation on Circuit Rider Training

ATAP Saskatchewan's Garry Tenaschuk presented "The Circuit Rider Training Program" at the
First Nations CRTPA National Workshop in Victoria, BC on May 11th, 2010.

 

ATAP BC and ATAP Sask. were pleased to be able to participate in this workshop and trade show
featuring and promoting circuit rider training for Canada's First Nation water and wastewater operators.

 

Click here to view the PDF version of Garry's PowerPoint presentation.

 

 

New Website Launched

February 23, 2010

As our list of courses and workshops grows, so does our website! We are happy to be launching the first redesign of the site since its inception, and we hope the reworking makes it easier for our visitors to find the material they're after.

 

The biggest change has been to the courses section; no longer under news, courses now get their own page, and the detailed information for each course can be found immediately by clicking on the course title. We've also expanded the support information available on the site, including a Saskatoon hotels map, and more information on our services and regional contacts.

 

If you have any comments about the redesign, or suggestions about further development and features, please contact Cathy Lewty at lewtyc@ae.ca.

 

 

NEW! for Spring 2010... Power Mobile Equipment Train-the-Trainer 1-Day Regional Courses.

February 4, 2010

Meadow Lake / April 6
Melfort / April 8
Kerrobert / April 13
Yorkton / May 4
Lumsden / May 5

 

$350.00 per attendee (+GST) (includes manual and training materials valued at $100.00). This course will help your community or company to fulfill Provincial OH&S regulations requiring PME safety training. Selected staff members can be trained to safety evaluate all your PME operators.

 

Click here for the Regional PME Train-the-Trainer Registration form.