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WAT 121 - Water Treatment 30-Hour

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 Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program.  Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to water treatment is stressed.
Competencies
  1. Characterize the duties of a water treatment operator.
    1. Operate water treatment facilities.
    2. Maintain water treatment facilities.
    3. Perform laboratory analyses.
    4. Manage water treatment facilities.
  2. Evaluate water sources and characteristics.
    1. Define water sources.
    2. Evaluate physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
    3. Describe potential sources of water contamination.
  3. Explain the operation of water treatment facilities.
    1. Describe water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
    2. Explain proper operating procedures for water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
  4. Examine the maintenance of water treatment facilities.
    1. Describe corrective maintenance procedures for water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
    2. Outline preventive maintenance procedures for water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
  5. Select water treatment laboratory analyses for regulatory compliance and process control.
    1. Identify proper sampling procedures.
    2. State proper analytical techniques and data collection.
    3. Recognize normal and abnormal analytical results.
  6. Comply with State and federal water treatment regulations and guidelines.
    1. Discuss Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines.
    2. Explain the Water Supply permit.
    3. Describe reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    4. List certification requirements.
  7. Examine water treatment safety rules and guidelines.
    1. Identify hazards.
    2. Select proper personal protective equipment.
    3. Comply with safety and health requirements.
    4. Describe proper safety procedures.
  8. Explain administrative procedures for water treatment facilities.
    1. Describe recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    2. Discuss security programs and procedures for water treatment facilities.
    3. Describe emergency response plans.

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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