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 Water Source Hazards
  6. Source Protection
  7. Case Study

Module 3: Water Treatment

  1. Water Quality, Sampling and Testing
  2. Treatment Options and Suggestions
  3. 'Point of Use' and 'Point of Entry' Treatment
  4. Water Quality Monitoring
  5. Reporting and Public Notification
  6. Case Study

Module 4: Water Distribution Systems

  1. Water Pumps and Motors
  2. Water Pipes and Related Equipment
  3. Water Storage Facilities
  4. Materials and Workmanship Standards
  5. Case Study

Module 5: Small Water Systems – Operational Considerations

  1. Operation and Maintenance Duties (Best Practices)
  2. Operator Safety
  3. Facility Security
  4. System Documentation
  5. Emergency Planning
  6. Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention in the Distribution System
  7. Water Conservation

Module 6: Water Hauling

  1. Bulk Water Hauling Legislation
  2. Delivery Equipment
  3. Maintenance and Sanitizaiton
  4. Record Keeping and Inspections
  5. Water Storage