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WTRM113:  BEG WASTEWATER COLLECTION


Course Description

This course covers the proper installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems. It provides the knowledge and skills required to effectively operate and maintain collection systems. This course also provides knowledge as to why collection systems affect treatment facilities and how they have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance costs and effectiveness of these systems. ADVISORY: WTRM 101 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology; WTRM 102 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics.


Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the primary goals of collection systems.
  • Explain why wastewater collection systems must be properly operated and maintained.
  • Describe the tasks that the collection operator is expected to complete to keep the collection system functioning as intended.
  • Describe how to inspect and test newly constructed sewer mains and existing wastewater collection systems.
  • Explain how to locate and evaluate stoppage problems.
  • Discuss the selection and operation of equipment to resolve identified problems and minimize reccurrance of problems on the collection system.
  • Explain why wastewater collection systems must be properly operated and maintained.
  • Explain both the method of selection and the application of various chemicals.
  • Describe how to organize and administer the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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