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WST 180 - Water Distribution

Credits: 3
Covers components of a water distribution system, operation and maintenance procedures for a water distribution system and normal and abnormal conditions in water distribution systems.

Enrollment Requirement: ENGL 99 , ENGL& 101   or eligible for ENGL 99 .

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Interpret water distribution system pressure data.
  2. Assess water system production capacity to meet demand.
  3. Interpret designs used for water distribution projects.
  4. Describe the purpose and function of backflow prevention and control devices.
  5. Implement a cross connection control program.
  6. Describe maintenance activities related to the following distribution system components.
    • Mains and related equipment (hydrants and valves)
    • Metering and related equipment
  7. Describe the process to Install and repair water lines.
    • Service lines
    • Water mains
  8. Explain the process to inspect and clean finished water storage facilities.
  9. Implement distribution system flushing.
  10. Implement a leak detection program (e.g., survey, testing meters, water loss audit).
  11. Demonstrate the ability to read water meters.

Program Outcomes
  1. Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  2. Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems
  3. Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  4. Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  5. Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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