This course focuses on three areas: (1) lift stations, (2) sewer rehabilitation, and (3) administration of a collection system agency. Detailed information is provided on the components and practical operation of lift stations. Operators learn to operate and maintain a variety of types of motors, supervisory controls, pumps, valves, and other equipment. They will also learn to examine the condition of a sewer system, set up a sewer rehabilitation program, and safely use various methods to replace or repair damaged sewers. This course also teaches operators critical aspects of effectively administering a wastewater collection agency or department. Administrative topics include overall organization of the agency as well as employment, training and compensation of personnel, selection and acquisition of equipment and facilities, system mapping, management information systems, report writing, and public relations. Operators learn to organize and administer all facets of a collection system agency.