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Course details

The course provides basic knowledge of water distribution practices and focuses on the practical aspects of water system planning, construction, operation and maintenance. The course includes water disinfection, safety, backflow control systems and record management. This course is designed to assist candidates wishing to write the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) Level 1 exam. EOCP examination time and fee information will be made available to all qualified students.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe a water distribution system and identify all of its components.
  • Develop safe working procedures and work place safety compliance.
  • Describe system hydraulics, types of storage facilities and construction methods.
  • Use nomographs to calculate friction losses through valve, pumps and pipes.
  • Safely handle and use various chemicals to disinfect water.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

Water Operator 1 (PUBW 1114) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Public Works Supervision
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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