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

WTRQ 2110 - Water Distribution

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: WTRQ 1001 - Orientation to Water Operations   

Course Description:
This course introduces the sources of water used to prepare drinking water, management of reservoirs, intake systems and the initial treatment of water in water treatment plants. General plant maintenance is also presented. The course includes required field experience at a local water treatment facility.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to

  1. Relate broad concepts, principles, and theory pertaining to methods and regulatory requirements for treating municipal wastewaters.
  2. Sketch and label spatial and functional relationships among wastewater treatment system components.
  3. Explain how wastewater treatment components relate functionally to final effluent quality.
  4. Explain methods used for controlling wastewater treatment processes by manipulating levels of activated sludge return rate, dissolved oxygen, and pH.
  5. Explain reasons and methods for disinfecting a wastewater treatment plant’s final effluent before release.
  6. Compare, contrast, and report on operations similarities and differences at multiple locally accessible wastewater treatment plants through on-site visits and staff interviews.
  7. Describe causes and consequences for specific wastewater treatment plant failures.
  8. Compare, and contrast, and report on maintenance wastewater treatment plant operational procedures at selected local water-treatment systems.