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Ragsdale and Associates have been providing the
best Water and Wastewater technical training
available in New Mexico, Arizona, California,
and Nevada since 1994. With over 30 years of
expertise in virtually all areas of water and
wastewater systems operations and maintenance,
we have developed a wide range of operator
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
2014 training schedules for
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hour provided by heroes from across the country
who are still coming to help the city rebuild.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
The recent destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy
exceeds the damage in Joplin by orders of
magnitude. The people in the communities on
Staten Island and along the New Jersey shore are
faced with the same devastation and are also
overwhelmed by the enormity of the rebuilding
tasks that lay ahead. Volunteer groups from
Joplin have collected truckloads of donated
goods while others have gone out to aid
Hurricane Sandy victims. The Robin Hood
Foundation is currently accepting donations for
the Sandy relief effort and directing funds to
the neighborhood relief groups that can quickly
get it to the people that need it most.
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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.
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Practice Certification Exam Questions
have had a number of requests for answers to the sample
questions in our books. We don�t provide an answer sheet
because they are included to help direct you to the
information related to the certification exams. The
answers can be found, usually verbatim, in the text.
you would like to try some ABC practice test questions,
we would like to direct you to the ABC website. They
have prepared sample questions for each level of
certification. Once you log in, the test question
service is free. Click the �ABC Exam Questions� button
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In our "Training Info" pages you can find:
Events" in New Mexico and Arizona.
New Mexico Water
Sampling Technician Certification Study Guide
information on Water Wells, Pumps and Control Valves
�Water System Operators Manual� has been recently
updated. It contains over 240 pages of text
(60,000+words) and dozens of diagrams, color pictures,
and new study questions. It includes comprehensive
coverage of ABC �Need-To-Know� criteria for water
systems treatment and distribution systems operator
certification for Levels 1 through 4.
�Wastewater System Operators Manual� covers material for
wastewater treatment systems and wastewater collection
systems operator certification. It is also compliant
with ABC "need to know" criteria. The study guide
consists of over 180 pages of information with color
pictures, diagrams, and new study questions covering the
ABC certification issues for Levels 1 through 4.
�New Mexico Water Sampling Certification Study Guide�
covers water systems sampling procedures for
microbiological and chemical monitoring and compliance
sampling. It is based on NMDOH-SLD procedures but is
also EPA compliant and, with the exception of the
NMDOH-SLD sampling forms, should be usable in other