This course is available through correspondence only.
It covers the practical aspects of operating a water treatment plant, including coagulation, sedimentation, U.V. disinfection, and rapid sand and membrane filtration. It has been designed to keep the content pertinent to on-the-job operations.
Continuing Education Units: 15.0 CEU
Material for this course will be mailed out upon registration. It consists of a participant manual and workbook (combined) with 15 unit review mail-in lessons and a Water Treatment Plant Operators Handbook.
Once a registrant has completed all of the mail in lessons and they have been returned marked, a course completion exam can be arranged (proctor required). An overall minimum of 70% is needed to achieve a passing grade. If unsuccessful, one rewrite will be allowed.
Registrants have a maximum of one year from receipt of the material to complete this course.
This is an in-depth course and an operator must be prepared to commit significant time to complete it successfully.
Registrants should be employed by a municipality and actively working in a water treatment plant. Operators MUST have access to a plant that uses coagulation, sedimentation, and filtration to register for this course – some testing equipment is required.
Delivery Formats: Home Study
Facets of water supply
Chemistry & water quality
Bacteria and algae
The physical plant
Ph and alkalinity
Disinfection of water