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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

WTTP 1891: Water Treatment Lab


This course offers hands-on practical training, which is integral to the development of future operators. Students progress through practical experiences involving basic electrical and instrumentation, mechanical system maintenance, laboratory procedures and plant operation fundamentals.

Learning outcomes

  • Conduct tests to analyse the chemistry of water for successful operation, maintenance, and problem-solving.
  • Perform basic electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical system maintenance.
  • Perform cross-connection assembly across a variety of devices.
  • Apply appropriate safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate the principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communication.

Course topics

  • Module A: Water Treatment Plant Operations, Record Keeping, and Operator Communications
  • Module B: Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation
  • Module C: Water Quality Laboratory Protocols and Procedures

Required text and materials

There is no required textbook for this course.


To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the overall course

Mechanical, Electrical, and Instrumentation Labs 40%
Water Quality Laboratory Protocols and Procedures 40%
Water Treatment Plant Presentation 15%
Operations Logbook 5%
Total 100%

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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