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Introducing 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!

The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) Announces Four New Board Members


September 2016

The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) Announces Four New Board Members

Burnaby BC — The Environmental Operators Certification Program announces the appointment of four new members to its board of directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board directors.

Joining the Board of Directors are Peter Coxon, Brian Dean, Jim McQuarrie and Maurice Valcourt. “All four of our newest Board directors bring energy and passion for water and wastewater management, and will provide a great deal of expertise to the Environmental Operators Certification Program as it focuses on its role of Operator certification and facility classification in British Columbia and Yukon”, Kalpna Solanki, Chief Executive Officer.

coxon-peterPeter Coxon is a professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience consulting on all aspects of water system planning, supply, treatment, design and construction management.  He has worked for a wide variety of municipal, First Nations, and private clients in South Africa, Ontario, USA, British Columbia, and Alberta.  Peter has been with Urban Systems in Kamloops since 1993, and is currently a senior project leader and principal.  Peter views operators as vital link in protecting public health and the environment, and as a designer of water and wastewater systems, he wants to ensure that they have the proper support, training and tools needed to do the job well.


dean-brianBrian Dean is the president of Dean Environmental Inc. which operates out of rural Summerland B.C.  Since graduating from Okanagan University College in Water Quality Technology in 1994 Brian has been involved extensively in training First Nations both in resources based surveillance techniques and infrastructure operation.  Currently, Brian is active in the Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP) in 30 communities throughout the province.  Most of the communities served under the CRTP have Operators running drinking water treatment facilities, distribution systems, and some wastewater treatment facilities, and collection systems.


mcquarrie-jimJim McQuarrie has worked with Metro Vancouver in the Wastewater Treatment Division for more than 30 years and has held a level IV Municipal Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate since 1998.  During his time with Metro he has watched the Environmental Operators Certification Program grow, and has directly benefited from the professional respect and increased career advancement opportunities the Program has provided.  Jim has volunteered with the Training Registry as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), and most recently has volunteered his time during the development and pilot-testing of EOCP’s new Facility Classification models.


valcourt-mauriceMaurice Valcourt is the Vice-President of Big White Ski Resort, and has more than 24 years of experience in the utilities arena.  He has been certified in Level 3 Water Distribution, Level 2 Water Treatment, Level 2 Wastewater collection and Level 2 Wastewater Treatment.  Currently, Maurice sits on the Board of Directors for Big White Utilities, overseeing all aspects of the yearly operations.  He also sits on the Big White Fire Committee Board, working with all levels of government.



The Environmental Operators Certification Program’s role is to protect human health, the environment, and the investment in facilities through increased knowledge, skill, and proficiency of the members of the Program in British Columbia and Yukon, in all matters relating to water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection, treatment, reuse, and disposal.


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.


2016 EOCP AGM - Update

faviconThe 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!

Thank you everyone who attended!

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!


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