UF/TREEO was created to provide continuing education for water and wastewater operators so they could operate their plants in compliance with federal and state regulations. The land UF/TREEO sits on is located across from the Kanapaha Water Reclamation Facility and was donated to the University of Florida by the City of Gainesville. UF has a long history of training water and wastewater operators beginning in the 1940’s with Dr. A. P. Black. One of the engineering buildings on campus bears his name.
UF/TREEO expanded its course offerings as new environmental legislation was passed in the 1980s and 1990s to include Asbestos Abatement, Solid Waste, HAZWOPER, and RCRA training. Several years ago UF/TREEO began providing assistance to utilities wishing to improve operations and costs by implementing an Environmental Management System.
Since 2005 UF/TREEO has been the administrator for Florida Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (FLAWARN) that provides assistance to utilities during hurricanes and other emergencies.
On-site Custom Training
UF/TREEO can bring courses to your facility, industry or agency. Existing programs may be customized to meet your specific needs or a new program can be developed for your organization. Our customized programs offer flexibility in scheduling based on your requirements and can be offered in a location of your choice.
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Mauricio Zepeda, PE
Mauricio is the new Senior Training Specialist for Water and Wastewater programs at the TREEO Center where he will be teaching a variety of courses. He is a double-A licensed operator and a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida and has a BS in Environmental Engineering from UCF. He has worked in the drinking water and wastewater industries as an operator, laboratory manager, chief operator, in-house trainer, and superintendent; and as an engineering consultant for more than thirty years in a variety of locations. Mauricio has provided training for utilities, engineering firms, and regulatory agencies such as OUC, Malcolm Pirnie / ARCADIS, and FDEP.
Mauricio can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-392-9570 ext. 231
Visit us at the following Conference:
FWRC 2015, May 3-6, 2015