6. Storage and Distribution Objectives

Following completion of Video 6 and Chapter 6, students should be able to:

  1. Identify various types of water storage facilities.
  2. Inspect storage facilities.
  3. Safely operate and maintain a storage facility.
  4. Collect samples from a storage facility.
  5. Troubleshoot storage facility problems.
  6. Protect a storage facility from corrosion.
  7. Disinfect a storage facility.
  8. Develop a storage and distribution system recordkeeping system and keep accurate records.
  9. Explain the purpose of a water distribution system.
  10. Identify, read, and test various types of meters.
  11. Determine the need for and install backflow prevention devices.
  12. Identify types of contaminants that could get into water distribution systems.
  13. Identify and correct sources of contaminants in distribution systems.
  14. Identify and correct causes of water quality degradation in distribution systems.
  15. Develop and conduct a water distribution system surveillance program.
  16. Develop and conduct a water quality monitoring program for a water distribution system.
  17. Develop and conduct a cross-connection control program.
  18. Locate buried pipes and leaks.
  19. Repair leaks.
  20. Flush pipes.
  21. Disinfect mains.
  22. Safely operate and maintain a water distribution system.
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