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WAT 401 - Water and Wastewater Management

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course is Perform Security, Safety and Administrative Procedures.
Prerequisite: WAT 311   OR
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WAT 312  
Competencies
  1. Examine security program and procedures
    1. Explain the purpose of security
    2. Identify potential risks
    3. Describe proper security measures
  2. Evaluate safety program and procedures
    1. Explain chemical hazards
    2. Use personal protective equipment
    3. Comply with general safety and health requirements
    4. Describe proper safety procedures
  3. Assess the functions of a manager
    1. Define authority, responsibility, delegation, accountability, and unity of command
    2. Conduct employee evaluations
    3. Describe the steps necessary to provide equal and fair treatment to all employees
    4. Prepare a written or oral report on the utility’s operations
    5. Write job descriptions and prepare interview questions
    6. Conduct employee evaluations and the steps required to provide fair and equal treatment to all employees
    7. Prepare written and oral reports
    8. Explain budget, recordkeeping, and reporting information
    9. Perform necessary calculations
  4. Appraise emergency planning
    1. Determine if internal emergency resources are adequate
    2. Explain how to conduct staff training programs
    3. Develop an emergency preparedness plan
  5. Use an organizational chart
    1. Interpret an organizational chart to identify lines of authority
    2. Utilize an organizational chart to structure emergency response procedures
  6. Prepare utility record keeping.
    1. Identify important utility records.
    2. Determine how long utility records should be kept.
  7. Analyze key components of state and federal permits
    1. Interpret state and/or federal limits and regulations by examining Water Supply and Wastewater NPDES permits
    2. Distinguish state and federal requirements for spill response and reporting
    3. Prepare monthly operating reports 



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