Course Summary
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2.5 days (20 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Water Treatment, Basic Water Treatment Processes, or Basic Drinking Water Treatment Processes


The course objective is to apply proven methods for safety, production, treatment, distribution of potable water, and public relations.This course focuses on the relationship between safe drinking water and the important role played by water operators in maintaining both adequate and safe drinking water supplies. During the course, participants receive an overview of the water cycle coupled with the unique responsibilities of water system personnel. In addition to these topics, students are provided information specific to the importance of regulation and licensing within the water utility industry as a means of protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare. The successful completion of this course qualifies the student to receive 20 hours of TCEQ water operators licensing credit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the responsibilities of a water utility operator
  • Describe how a water employee can demonstrate good public relations
  • Describe the attributes of water from various sources
  • Describe how ground water is made usable
  • Describe how surface water is made usable
  • Summarize the process for disinfection of water
  • Describe the common methods of water delivery to the public following water treatment
  • Discuss proper safety procedures for water employees
  • Calculate problems related to basic water operations

General Course Topics:

  • Water utility operators public relations
  • Water quality
  • Ground water production
  • Surface
  • Water production
  • Disinfection
  • Distribution
  • Safety
  • Calculations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials