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WST 183 - Water Sources

Credits: 1
Provides basic information related to water sources used for public drinking water systems. Includes water supply hydrology, groundwater sources, surface water sources and water source protection.

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

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

  1. Summarize the aspects of water hydrology that influence water supplies.
  2. Identify groundwater sources and explain they are developed for use as public water supplies.
  3. Perform inspections of ground water well sites and report any issues that may affect water quality (e.g., contamination, flooding, well head protection) .
  4. Measure static water level and pumping levels of wells.
  5. Determine if wells are under the direct influence of surface water (GWI) .
  6. Identify surface water sources and explain how they are developed for use as public water supplies.
  7. Explain the purpose and elements of water supply source contingency planning. 
  8. Summarize the major categories of water use and the major factors that cause variations in water use in a public water system.
  9. Summarize the factors involved in supply management and demand management.
  10. Compare the various legal bases for water rights and the allocation of surface water and groundwater.
  11. Explain the fundamental principles involved in water source protection.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify characteristics of source water used to provide public drinking water through municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  2. Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  3. Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  4. Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  5. Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  6. 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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