Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume I
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Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume I


This course is designed to train operators to safely and effectively operate and maintain drinking water treatment plants.


This course is designed to train operators in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining water treatment plants, emphasizing safe practices and procedures. Information is presented on the importance and responsibilities of a water treatment plant operator, sources of water, reservoir management, and intake structures. Operators will learn how to safely operate and maintain coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection processes. They will also learn to control tastes and odors in drinking water, control corrosion to meet the requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule, perform basic water laboratory procedures, and solve arithmetic problems commonly associated with water treatment plant operations. An important segment of the course provides operators information on overall plant operation and covers topics such as daily operating procedures, regulation of flows, chemical use and handling, records and reports, plant maintenance, safety and security, emergency conditions and procedures, handling complaints, and energy conservation.

9 CEUs (90 contact hours)
6th Edition, 2008
Manual ISBN 978-1-59371-040-8
Course Time Limit: 6 months
  • Comprehensive Review Questions and Suggested Answers
  • How to Solve Water Treatment Plant Arithmetic Problems
  • Water Abbreviations
  • Water Words
  • Subject Index

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