Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-506-166 060655 Ground Water & Distribution
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-506-166 GROUND WATER & DISTRIBUTION ...physical, chemical, and biological principles of operation of groundwater and distribution systems. The basic unit processes, control parameters, and mathematical problem-solving related to groundwater facilities and distribution systems are introduced. Laboratory procedures and practices involved with operation of water analysis and treatment. (Prerequisites: 10-506-148, Environmental Chem Analysis; 10-804-113, College Technical Math 1A with a "C" or better)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Classify sources of drinking water
  2. Explain chemical, physical, and bacteriological standards of water quality
  3. Characterize groundwater wells
  4. Explain water treatment plant equipment
  5. Explain drinking water monitoring
  6. Describe groundwater and distribution operation & management
  7. Summarize small groundwater water treatment plant maintenance
  8. Calculate water storage and distribution parameters
  9. Explain proper plant safety strategies
  10. Apply environmental compliance to wastewater and water treatment facilities
  11. Apply lab safety
  12. Practice proper sampling techniques
  13. Write a legally defendable laboratory notebook
  14. Apply proper preservation and storage techniques
  15. Explain laboratory equipment and instruments
  16. Apply general lab practices
  17. Calculate statistical analysis of data and water treatment parameters
  18. Interpret analyses of drinking water
  19. Explain the Quality Assurance / Quality Control System
  20. Explain the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Operator Certification Process