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Planning for Water Treatment Plant Design

  • certificateThis course is part of the Water Treatment Certificate Program

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    2.3 CEUs / 23 PDHs


    Early Bird Rate: Member $1395.00 | Non-Member $1695.00
    Regular Rate: Member $1695.00 | Non-Member $1995.00


    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.

    Course Benefits

    • Understand the steps required to plan a water treatment project which can take years to implement.
    • Apply the lessons learned in scoping, budgeting and scheduling for water treatment plant project.
    • Discuss the impacts of permitting requirements on feasibility, costs and timing of projects.
    • Coordinate a successful water treatment plant project.
    • Evaluate alternative treatment processes for a wide variety of water quality issues.

    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

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify the steps in planning a water treatment plant.
    • Discuss master planning and facilities planning needs.
    • Recognize options for source development.
    • Recognize alternative treatment processes for a given source.
    • Identify the steps in preliminary design of a treatment project.
    • Recognize the types of permits and the kinds of permits that may be required.
    • Identify the requirements for assembling a design team.
    • Recognize 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.

  • Course Details

    Course Duration: 12 weeks
    Expected sitting time per week: Up to 3 hours  
    Total video lecture content: 18 hours
    Total interactive exercises: 3 hours  
    CEUs: 2.3