Feb 29, 2024
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.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Summarize the aspects of water hydrology that influence water supplies.
- Identify groundwater sources and explain they are developed for use as public water supplies.
- Perform inspections of ground water well sites and report any issues that may affect water quality (e.g., contamination, flooding, well head protection) .
- Measure static water level and pumping levels of wells.
- Determine if wells are under the direct influence of surface water (GWI) .
- Identify surface water sources and explain how they are developed for use as public water supplies.
- Explain the purpose and elements of water supply source contingency planning.
- Summarize the major categories of water use and the major factors that cause variations in water use in a public water system.
- Summarize the factors involved in supply management and demand management.
- Compare the various legal bases for water rights and the allocation of surface water and groundwater.
- Explain the fundamental principles involved in water source protection.
- Identify characteristics of source water used to provide public drinking water through municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
- Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
- Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
- Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
- Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
- Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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