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Water Distribution and Mechanical Systems WATR 1030

Water Operations Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​The course provides a general overview of the water distribution system with discussion on how to operate, maintain, repair, and install water system components. Although the focus is on receiving treated water from the water treatment plant and then distributing it through the network, the course includes source intake from surface and well water. Each component in the distribution network is described and operational procedures provided. We also discuss maintenance and repair procedures to ensure the distribution system continues to function at full capacity. Finally, water sampling and testing are explored to ensure safety and the quality of the delivered water to customers. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.




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Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Operate and follow maintenance procedures for equipment used in water distribution systems.
  • Describe the basic components of a water distribution system.
  • Identify safety requirements for completing repairs and replacement of assets.
  • Explain how to maintain the water intake for both surface waters and wells.
  • Perform laboratory testing, including recording and presenting data, sampling and testing water.
  • Perform measurements and calculations related to the construction and maintenance of the water distribution system.
  • Explain the steps of a BC1 call and identifying underground utilities.
  • Explain the importance of data accuracy, proper representation, and storage as it relates to operating and maintaining a water distribution system.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Water Distribution and Mechanical Systems (WATR 1030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Fundamentals of Water and Wastewater Operations
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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