Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

WTRQ 1410 - Water Facilities & Maintenance



Credit hours: 3

Corequisites: ENST 1350 - Industrial Safety   

Course Description:
This course focuses on maintenance and safety at water and wastewater treatment plants. Students will observe and review preventive and operational maintenance and safety procedures through experiential learning in on-site visits. Site visits to one or more local drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities are required.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to

  1. Describe, through journaling, specific maintenance activities and preventive maintenance and safety practices used by staff at a drinking water or wastewater treatment plant.
  2. Devise a hard-copy and a computer-based system for documenting equipment maintenance activities at a drinking water or wastewater treatment plant.
  3. Distinguish among gate, ball, plug, eccentric-plug, globe, butterfly, needle, and check valves and describe their advantages, disadvantages, and key maintenance needs.
  4. Distinguish among major types of pumps commonly used at water and wastewater treatment facilities and describe their advantages, disadvantages, and key maintenance needs.
  5. Develop a presentation summarizing results of their site visit experiences using presentation software.
  6. Deliver an oral presentation on their site visit experiences using effective visual and speech techniques.
  7. Identify on-site storage conditions and methods used for applying chlorine and various coagulation and/or flocculating agents and relate these conditions and methods to safety and facilities maintenance.
  8. Describe the sludge dewatering/drying/treatment process for a drinking water or wastewater treatment facility and relate the process to on-site safety and facilities maintenance.