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Introducting the EOCP Member Benefits Program


We are pleased to announce that we have been able to negotiate a comprehensive and competitive health and dental benefits program for EOCP members.   This program is for EOCP members who currently have no coverage, or have inadequate coverage.  There also exists an option below for smaller employers who wish to pursue benefits coverage for their employees.  The EOCP has worked to co-ordinate these plans for you, there is NO financial gain for the EOCP.

  1. The benefits are paid by you the member – The EOCP has been able to negotiate group pricing based on volume.
  2. There are three (3) plan options to choose from - Bronze, Silver, Gold.  These range in price from $102.84 to $411.64 per month based on whether it's a single, couple or family plan. The details of each plan are on the EOCP website, and are also in the document available here.
  3. You can continue on with the plan if decide change your occupation.
  4. You MUST sign up before November 1, 2016 - doing so means you won't need to do any medical testing. If you sign up after November 1 2016, then you'll need to be medically underwritten. We suggest that you have your enrollment completed and mailed to EffortlessAdmin by October 15, 2016 to avoid medical testing. Your benefits will begin November 1, 2016 so your first billing will begin then as well.
  5. If you have any questions about the plan please email the benefit consultant John Ash at: johnash@rogersworks.com

EOCP Associate Membership

eocp-wideEarlier this year, at its Annual General Meeting, the EOCP membership ratified a new Constitution that allows for Associate Memberships for those individuals who are not Operators, but are involved in the water and/or wastewater industries as managers or administrators.

We are inviting you to join the EOCP as an Associate Member. The annual fee is $35 per year (renewable July 1st), but will be waived for this introductory year. If you are interested, please complete the Associate Registration Form and return it by email or fax to the EOCP Office.

There are currently 4,500 certified Operators, and these Operators provide 4.2 million people in British Columbia and Yukon with safe drinking water and waste water management. By becoming an Associate Member, you will:

  1. Be advised of any program changes at the EOCP;
  2. Receive the Operator Digest - the EOCP's newsletter;
  3. Be able to keep abreast of industry news;
  4. Be invited to the EOCP's events.

We look forward to having you join the EOCP as an Associate Member!

2016 EOCP AGM - Update

eocp-wideThe 2016 EOCP AGM has come and gone. Please Click Here for the Minutes from the AGM.

The winner of the gift card draw for Operators attending the 2016 AGM was Lance Swanson.  Lance is a Small Water and Small Wastewater System Operator with BC Hydro. He will be receiving a $200 Visa gift card.  Congratulations Lance!!

We are pleased to announce the election results for the 2016/2017 Operator Representatives! Congratulations to Maurice Valcourt and Brian Dean!

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Maurice Valcourt - Vice President, Big White Utilities, Kelowna BC

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Brian Dean - President, Dean Environmental Inc, Summerland BC


As indicated prior to the Election, the Consultant Representative is Peter Coxon - Senior Project Leader, Principal at Urban Systems Kamloops BC.

Thank you everyone who attended!


AWWA Publication - Online Tools and Resources


AWWACertified water operators are a crucial part of providing an adequate and safe supply of water. AWWA has publications, online tools and other resources needed to become to an operator. Check out some of their information by clicking here.


New Guidelines for Direct Responsible Charge (DRC)

faviconThe board has recently approved changes to direct responsible charge (DRC) which, when implemented will:

  • Enable more than one Operator at a time to earn DRC work experience, and encourage facilities/systems to make these opportunities available;
  • Enable Level 1 Operators to begin accumulating DRC work experience (currently restricted to Levels II, III and IV); and
  • Require Operators of water distribution or wastewater collection systems to have DRC work experience to apply for Level III and IV operator certification.

For more on DRC, please click here

FluksAqua - Resource for Small Utilities

Logo_FluksAqua_H_Box+Symbole_RGB_600pxFluksAqua is the online community for water and wastewater operators in British Columbia, the Yukon, Canada and worldwide. FluksAqua is a meeting place where water industry experts (that’s you!) from utilities of all sizes and locations connect and help each other to solve day-to-day operational and system performance issues.

Ask your questions or share your knowledge and experience on our Q&A forum. Each week thousands of your peers visit FluksAqua to find solutions and exchange information. Join your colleagues and help the water and wastewater community better manage its urban water and wastewater systems.  You are an expert; the industry needs you!


Peer-2-Peer Findings Final Report

When the Last Man Standing is a Water Operator

The Healthy Power of Just Drinking Water

News Briefs: Operators Stay Behind as Canadian Wildfire Threatens Plant

Featured Article: BC’s Water And Wastewater Sector


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