Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Course Outline & Topics

Module 1: Introduction to Water Safety

  1. Why Is Water Safety Important?
  2. A Brief History of Water Safety Regulations
  3. Current Water Safety Regulations
  4. Definition of "Water Systems"

Module 2: Water Sources

  1. Surface Water
  2. Surface Water Contamination
  3. Groundwater / Well Water
  4. Spring Water
  5. Minimizing Your Risk at the Source
  6. Testing
  7. Source Protection

Module 3: Water Treatment

  1. Water Quality, Testing, Monitoring, and Data Interpretation
  2. Treatment Options and Suggestions
  3. Monitoring Schedules
  4. Reporting and Public Notification

Module 4: Water Distribution Systems

  1. Water Pumps and Motors
  2. Water Pipes and Related Equipment
  3. Water Storage Facilities
  4. Water Hauling

Module 5: Small Water Systems – Operational Considerations

  1. Operation and Maintenance Duties
  2. Operator Safety
  3. Facility Security
  4. Planning for Emergencies
  5. System Documentation
  6. Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention
  7. Water Conservation
  8. Materials and Workmanship Standards
  9. Where to Get Help and Advice