Course Summary
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2.5 days (20 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Water Distribution or Water Piping


The course objective is to provide instruction in the purposes and components of the distribution system. In this course, participants will learn about water storage, pumps and motors, construction of the distribution system, and the operation of the system, as well as calculations used in the distribution system.This course provides students with training approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from industry professionals ranging from water distribution system hydraulics, mains, and valves to hydrants, pumps, motors, and maintenance issues associated with overall water systems. Participants also receive a refresher surrounding water distribution systems, sources, and specific characteristics of water. The successful completion of this course qualifies the student to receive 20 hours of TCEQ water operators licensing credit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe water distribution process with regard to state regulations
  • Describe fire hydrants
  • Evaluate the role of water storage in the distribution system
  • Explain the importance of water meters within the distribution system
  • Describe the construction process of a water distribution system
  • Solve mathematical problems pertaining to the water distribution system
  • Explain the use of water mains that make up the distribution system
  • Explain the use of service lines that attach to the distribution system
  • Properly classify valves
  • Determine the function of pumps and motors as part of the water distribution system
  • Apply the procedures for proper operation of the distribution system

General Course Topics:

  • Overview of the distribution system water mains
  • Service lines
  • Valves
  • Fire hydrants
  • Water storage
  • Pumps and motors
  • Water meters
  • Construction
  • Operation of the distribution system
  • Calculations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials