ENV 146 - Water Distribution Systems and Operations

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course is designed to train students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining water distribution systems, emphasizing safe practices and procedures. Topics include the role and duties of water distribution system operators, procedures for operating and maintaining clear wells and storage tanks, components and characteristics of distribution system facilities, operating and maintaining distribution systems, maintaining water quality in the system, disinfecting new and repaired facilities as well as water delivered to consumers, and techniques for recognizing hazards and developing safe procedures and programs. Students will learn to analyze and solve problems when they occur and perform mathematical calculations commonly associated with operating a distribution system. (Sp)