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Thompson Rivers University

WTTP 1711: Water Treatment I

This is a basic water treatment course which focusses on environmental applications and emphasizes past, present and future technologies related to water treatment. Topics explored in this course include operator responsibilities; water sources; reservoir management; coagulation and flocculation processes; sedimentation; filtration; disinfection; corrosion control; and basic water treatment sampling procedures.

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the main features of modern water systems, ranging from the operator's duties to the filtration techniques available.
  • Discuss the process of sedimentation as it applies to water treatment.
  • Discuss a variety of filtration techniques.
  • Discuss a number of disinfection techniques, including chlorination, ozone disinfection and UV disinfection.
  • Discuss the basic principles of water storage and sampling.

Course topics

  • Module A: Small Water Systems Operations
  • Module B: The Process of Sedimentation
  • Module C: The Process of Filtration
  • Module D: The Process of Disinfection
  • Module E: The Basic Principles of Water Storage and Sampling

Required text and materials

The following materials are required for this course:

Pizzi, N., Lauer, W.C. (2013) Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook. (3rd Edition). USA: American Water Works Association.
Type: Textbook: ISBN 978-1-58321-861-7


Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

The final assessment will be determined on the following basis:

Midterm 1 25%
Midterm 2 25%
Final Exam (mandatory) 50%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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