WAT 314 - Wastewater Collection Systems II Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Collection Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection Class II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Collection System
Prerequisite: WAT 310
- Outline qualifications and education needed to perform the operator’s duties
- Identify job classifications and duties of wastewater collection system operators
- Describe wastewater collection systems
- Define operation and maintenance in regards to collection systems
- Summarize the problems that can develop if improper care of wastewater collection systems occurs
- Identify duties of wastewater collection system operators
- Describe the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.
- Identify possible reasons that rehabilitation and upgrading of collection systems is considered vital
- Compare highways, traffic signals, and railroad crossings operation and maintenance to wastewater collection systems and how they influence staffing needs.
- Explain the components and design of a wastewater collection system.
- Explain the purpose of a wastewater collection system
- Analyze flow during a design period to determine quantity of wastewater that the collection system will need to convey
- Identify the parts and explain their purpose for gravity, low-pressure and vacuum collection systems
- Explain types of appurtenances in a collection system
- Discuss design elements that influence operation and maintenance of a collection system.
- Differentiate materials used in rigid pipes, flexible pipes, pipe joints, and manholes.
- Analyze plans and profiles for construction of a wastewater collection system.
- Assess safety procedures that should be followed by wastewater collection system operators.
- Identify inspection procedures for equipment and vehicles
- Describe traffic control regulations, work zone safety, safety devices, and concerns around the job site
- Recognize manhole hazards that an operator may encounter.
- Describe confined space entry safety equipment
- Explain final precautions and safety procedures before, during, and after manhole entry
- Identify types of excavations and possible hazards to the operator, including trench safety regulations and shoring requirements
- Describe work situations and types of equipment that increase safety hazards around electricity
- List OSHA standards for permissible noise exposures
- Distinguish fire classification to determine type of fire extinguisher needed
- Summarize basic elements of the Worker Right-To-Know program as it relates to hazardous materials and wastes
- Evaluate inspections and tests performed on wastewater collection systems
- Outline types of problems found during inspection of a collection system
- Discuss the equipment needed, procedures to follow, and recording data from a manhole inspection
- Explain the purpose, equipment, and operation procedures of smoke testing, dye testing, and pipeline lamping
- Explore the use of closed-circuit television for inspection of a collection system
- Compare important features of closed-circuit television equipment
- Identify equipment used for TV inspection
- Demonstrate the cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system.
- Describe cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system
- Identify different methods for hydraulic cleaning.
- Explain proper maintenance procedures of bucket machines, rodding machines, and high-velocity cleaners
- Describe the selection, application, and evaluation of effective chemicals for cleaning and maintaining wastewater collection systems
- Select chemicals that are used to control hydrogen sulfide
- Examine the production of hydrogen sulfide and the need to control it
- Choose proper cleaning equipment for stoppage
- Use different mechanical cleaning techniques
- Assess underground repair methods of service lines, main lines, and manholes
- Explain safety concerns, types of damages or stoppages, and work assignments for repairs of sewer lines or manholes
- Outline shoring requirements and regulations for your state
- Select best type of shoring for soil condition
- Describe equipment, excavation, pipe cutting, cleanout, and backfilling during repair of building sewers and sewer laterals
- Discuss equipment, excavation, pipe cutting, cleanout, and backfilling during repair of building sewers and sewer laterals.
- Explain duties of a qualified inspector during sewer construction, inspections, testing, and reporting
- Examine equipment needed, pavement cutting, excavation, pipe repair, and backfilling during a main line repair process.
- Define repair processes for manhole frames, covers, bottoms, and barrels
- Clarify the process used for internal grouting or sealing of sewer pipes
- Develop a maintenance program and frequency schedule for a lift station.
- Describe a lift station in a wastewater collection system
- Identify various types, locations, requirements, and components of a lift station
- Explain the operator’s role during planning and design of a new lift station
- Describe operator’s essential tasks to maintain operational capabilities of a lift station, including pump capacity testing.
- Prepare all active records for lift station operation and maintenance
- Describe set-up and equipment for emergency pumping operations
- Maintain equipment used in wastewater collection systems
- Demonstrate basic working knowledge of electricity to safely maintain equipment
- Develop a program to maintain and troubleshoot electric motors in a safe manner
- Identify different types of wastewater pumps and their components
- Prepare a maintenance schedule for wastewater pumps
- Explain operation and maintenance procedures for compressors
- Summarize the purpose, properties, and process for lubrication of equipment
- Evaluate a sewer rehabilitation program
- Explain hydraulic loads and structural integrity problems during evaluation of sewer conditions
- Compare data collected, statement of needs, and cost analysis to determine priorities in a sewer rehabilitation program
- Identify and describe various methods of sewer rehabilitation done without excavation
- Describe safety/survival programs for wastewater collection system operators
- Demonstrate awareness of hazards working in a collection system environment
- Explain multiple hazards that exist during the daily routine for a collection system operator
- Explore benefits of a safety/survival program
- Discuss the levels of agency structure and explain the responsibilities of each level when establishing a program
- List possible topics for monthly safety meetings
- Explain safety program policies or standards for permit-required confined spaces, control of hazardous energy, and personal protection equipment
- Recognize actions that should be taken to reduce the possibility of terrorist attacks on wastewater collection facilities
- Describe safety committee responsibilities
- Assess administrative plan for a wastewater collection system
- Summarize the fourteen basic principles of administration
- Prepare an operating plan including the mission statement, goals, and objectives
- Develop personnel procedures for employment, compensation, training, employee relations, and safety
- Describe administrative duties regarding requirements, management, and leasing or purchasing of equipment and tools
- Explain administrative operation and maintenance of all wastewater collection system facilities
- Create detailed underground maps of operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system
- Summarize the benefits of having good public relations
- Identify cost saving actions that can be taken to reduce the operation and maintenance budget
- Write a wastewater collection system report
- Clairfy the role of computers in management information, operation & maintenance, and recordkeeping of wastewater collection systems
- Evaluate the organizational process for wastewater collection system operation and maintenance
- Identify the principles used to guide the organization of operation and maintenance
- Explain the personnel organization of work activities, occupational titles, assignments, and types of crews
- Summarize the reorganization of a division that operates and maintains a wastewater collection system
- Organize a maintenance program for preventive and emergency maintenance
- Calculate performance indicators and ratings for the sewer lines and lift stations in a wastewater collection system
- Assess the development and implementation of a CMOM program for a wastewater collection system
- Explain CMOM why this program is critical to a successful collection system
- Identify causes that can lead to poor performance and deterioration of a wastewater collection system
- Research all phases of management and administration for wastewater collection systems
- Outline the operation and maintenance program goals so that wastewater collection systems are compliant with regulatory requirements
- Recognize special elements of a CMOM program
- Describe the purpose, benefits, and methods of data management
- Defend regulatory and public expectations regarding performance of a wastewater collection system agency
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