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#3668 AWT SEED Program

Posted by dhourigan on 25 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

If it bothers you, Patrick, I can go back and delete or edit one of those posts...unlike the AWT ListServ where nothing can be edited or removed.

I could probably come up with a syllabus for your review and then design some training around that. It still might take some time for me to develop that.

The CWT is a worthy goal....as a FIRST STEP, but I have to say that I am really not impressed with it. It is a marketing ploy designed to generate cash flow for AWT. There are some very sharp water treaters who got their CWT, hoping it would improve their credibility in the market place, no doubt.

Then there are a whole bunch of barely competent water treaters who somehow managed to know enough facts to pass the CWT test, but they really do not understand water treatment. These people are dangerous.

I simply declined to take the test, I am just not one who likes to play the game. I would rather pursue the knowledge than the "Certification". Getting a CWT obligates you to spend more money with AWT to maintain your "Certification".

This reminds me of one of my favorite quotations:

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
---Albert Einstein

If all you know are a bunch of loose facts, but lack understanding of the subject matter, then it is hard to put those facts (mere snap shots, in my opinion), into context.