On-Demand Course


Certificate Programs

This course is part of the Water Treatment Certificate Program.

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This course is now running on-demand rather than to a live schedule, making it easier to fit into your life.


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2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


Member $945 | Non-member $1195


Lee H. Odell, P.E.

Purpose & Background

This course will provide a thorough understanding of the planning elements needed to develop a water treatment plant, from energy consideration and permitting needs to source water development and pilot testing. The course will include discussion of the planning requirements and provide real world planning examples every week.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the steps in planning a water treatment plant.
  • Discuss master planning and facilities planning needs.
  • Explain options for source development.
  • Describe alternative treatment processes for a given source.
  • Identify the steps in preliminary design of a treatment project.
  • List the types of permits and the kinds of permits that may be required.
  • Identify the requirements for assembling a design team.
  • Explain why planning for construction early on pays cost and operational benefits.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are achieved through multiple tests, interactive knowledge checks, interactive case studies, and weekly forum participation throughout the 12-week course.

Who Should Attend?

  • Civil engineers who are engaged in water treatment design and planning
  • Municipal planners and engineers
  • Consulting engineers working for clients on water treatment projects

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