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Newsletter #51 for November 15, 2011

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Free Operator Basics CDs

Are you familiar with Operator Basics? Over 40,000 CDs have been distributed since it was developed and it is accepted for CEUs in about 40 states. For more details of what it is, check out our blog post.

The CD is available for download directly from the Montana Water Center, or operators can request a copy from the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) for free.

NESC has graciously provided copies of Operator Basics at cost to us for distribution and we have nearly 1000 copies available. If you are a TA provider or state agency who would like multiple copies of Operator Basics, shoot us an email, and we can try to meet your needs. The only requirements are that they have to be given away to operators, and they have to be distributed free of charge.

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