WETT1514 Source Water Treatment and Development

Course Description

Students will study the treatment and development of both ground and surface water sources. Areas studied will include: well construction and development, pump types and applications, ground and surface water protection, pretreatment of surface water, and water filtration.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the three basic types of centrifugal pumps, their applications, and methods of selection.
  • Identify the three categories of positive displacement pumps, their applications, and methods of selection.
  • Determine, by calculation, pumps sizing and pump selections.
  • Understand the importance of meeting well construction codes and preventive maintenance procedures for a public water supply.
  • Explain the process of designing a wellhead protection program.
  • Describe the steps to be followed in conducting a sanitary survey of a water supply.
  • Explain the importance of reservoir and watershed management.
  • Understand the operation and maintenance processes related to gravity and pressure filtration systems.


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4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other