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9396 Water Distribution Exam Prep Class I

Dates: Feb 15-26, 2021 9am-1pm

Instructor: Mohammed Karim

To register: email mkarim@ofntsc.org

At the end of this workshop, students will be prepared to write the certification exams as noted above. By the end of the course students will know the following:

  • Be familiar with the public health issues associated with the operation of a water distribution system, including testing and water quality parameters
  • Know units of expression and basic math skills required for the operation of a water distribution system
  • Understand basic hydraulic concepts such as rates of flow, pressure, and head
  • Understand basic electrical concepts
  • Know personal health and safety procedures and the equipment required to safely operate a water distribution system
  • Know and identify the basic components of a water distribution system including the raw water source and its characteristics, indicators of water quality, the intake structures or well construction, conveyance structures, and appurtenances
  • To know and understand the normal operations of a distribution system including volumes and velocities, base flow, peak flow, average day flow and fire flow
  • To know and understand the concept of storage in a water distribution system and how it works
  • To know and understand the concept of pressure control within a water distribution system
  • To know and understand disinfection methods and when they may be required within a distribution system
  • To know and understand various preventative measures such as corrosion control, leak detection, excavation and repair and thawing procedures
  • To know and understand the value of good record-keeping, emergency response planning, security and public relations.
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