Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-506-167 060656 Surface Water & Distribution
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-506-167 SURFACE WATER & DISTRIBUTION ...physical, chemical, and biological principles of operation of surface water treatment and distribution systems. The basic unit processes, control parameters, and mathematical problem-solving related to surface water treatment 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 Tech Math 1A. Corequisites: 10-506-166, Ground Water & Distribution)
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 water treatment process
  4. Explain water treatment plant equipment
  5. Explain water treatment plant monitoring
  6. Describe water treatment plant operation & management
  7. Summarize 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 plant 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