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Water Treatment Systems Operation WATR 1010

Water Operations Course

Course details

The course provides a general overview of the water treatment process with a detailed discussion on how to operate individual components or subsystems that support a water treatment facility or system. The competencies which directly support the operation, repair, maintenance and construction of facilities or systems and competencies related to management and operations of water sources and watersheds are addressed by this course.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of WATR 1010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 48547


Mon Sep 11 - Sat Nov 11 (9 weeks)

  • 9 weeks
  • CRN 48547
  • $4191.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 11 N/A N/A Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. All applications must be approved by Andrea Dusanj,, 604-432-8885. This course is taken together with the following courses: WATR 1020 – Wastewater Treatment; WATR 1030 – Water Distribution and Mechanical Systems; WATR 1040 – Wastewater Collection and Mechanical Systems; WATR 1050 Legislation, Safety and Communications. The tuition fees indicated include fees for all five course in the Associate Certificate in Fundamentals of Water and Wastewater Operations.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Operate and follow maintenance procedures for equipment generally used in water treatment facilities and systems.
  • Perform laboratory testing, including recording and presenting data, sampling and testing water.
  • Perform measurements and calculations related to maintenance and operation of water treatment facilities and systems.
  • Locate, identify and protect utilities.
  • Monitor, coordinate and report watershed and groundwater extraction.
  • Operate hypochlorite disinfection, sedimentation and clarification processes, intake structures, and underdrain systems.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Water Treatment Systems Operation (WATR 1010) 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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