Course Information

Pumping Systems Operation and Maintenance


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator4False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator4False
Material Recovery Facility Operator0False
Spotter / Waste Screener0False
Transfer Station Operator0False



This “how-to” course will help the water or wastewater operator and mechanics to understand how centrifugal pumps operate and perform basic pump maintenance. Subjects covered include centrifugal pump theory, reading pump curves, normal maintenance requirements, replacement of packing, mechanical seals, impellers, wear rings and shaft sleeves.  You will receive the current edition of the popular Pumps and Pumping, the only comprehensive pump manual designed specifically for water and wastewater operations. 

"I learned more about pumps, seals, bearings, piping and pump hydraulics than I will ever use.  Outstanding!"
"Liked most the amount of material taught in a short period of time due to the good instruction!"

"Best class I have ever taken!"

"I liked most the constant explanations of why and reason for the instructor taught us."

"Very informative course and the book is a great reference!"

"I would have been a better operator if I had this course."

"Instructor’s experience and knowledge was impressive.  He could directly relate to what we do."

"This is a needed course for anyone working on pumps."



Glynn Stoffel, CET

Mr. Stoffel is a certified environmental trainer and consultant with extensive experience in maintaining and managing underground utility systems.  As a training consultant, he has delivered thousands of hours of training throughout the country on the safe operation, maintenance and construction of water, sewer and storm drain systems. His consulting services include distribution and collection system O&M program development and CMOM program management.  In addition to his work with the TREEO center, he conducts training for the Maryland Center for Environmental Training at the College of Southern Maryland and the Technology Transfer (T2) Center at the University of Maryland.  He has an AA in Civil Engineering Technology and a BS in Business Administration (Management) from the University of Baltimore.  The Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes him as a Certified Environmental Safety and Health Trainer (CET).

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