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Water Treatment Basics

$299.99
Skip over the entry level water operator license and apply directly for the second level license in California! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course qualifies as specialized training in California for water treatment operators.  This means that on completion of this course, you’ll meet the minimum qualifications needed to take the California Grade 2 Water Treatment license […]

Distribution System Basics

$299.99
Skip over the entry level distribution system operator license and apply directly for the second level license in California! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course qualifies as specialized training in California for distribution system operators.  This means that on completion of this course, you’ll meet the minimum qualifications needed to take the Grade 2 Distribution System license exam in California! Upgrade your […]

Water Transmission and Distribution I

$399.99
Upgrade your Distribution License while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certification to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is also part of our Water Transmission […]

Water Transmission and Distribution II

$399.99
Upgrade your Distribution License while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certification to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is also part of our Water Transmission Technology Certificate […]

Introduction to Water Treatment

$349.99
Upgrade your Water Treatment and Distribution Licenses while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for water treatment and distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certifications to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is […]

Advanced Water Treatment

$349.99
Upgrade your Water Treatment and Distribution Licenses while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for water treatment and distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certifications to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is […]

Water Treatment Math

$299.99
Upgrade your water treatment and distribution licenses! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for water treatment and distribution system operators.  This course can also be used as a Supplemental Course to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certifications to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is also […]

GRADE 1 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 34 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level wastewater treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in wastewater treatment. There are 22 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level distribution system operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level Collections System Operator exam with confidence. There are 11 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area […]

GRADE 2 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your second level water treatment operator exam with confidence. There are 27 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric System, Problem Solving, Math and Treatment Review, Flow Problems, Chemical Dose Problems, Source […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your second level water treatment operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume , Weight Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric System, Problem Solving, Math and Treatment Review, Wastewater Flow […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your second level distribution system operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 2nd level collections system operator exam with confidence. There are 13 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area Calculations, Volume […]

GRADE 3 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your journeyman level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 28 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 3rd level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 3rd Distribution operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 3rd level collections system operator exam with confidence. There are 15 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area […]

GRADE 4 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your top level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 28 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 4th level wastewater treatment operator exam with confidence.  There are 36 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume , Weight Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric System, Problem Solving, Math and Treatment Review, Wastewater Flow Problems, Preliminary […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 4th Distribution operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your collection system operator exam with confidence. There are 16 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area Calculations, Volume Calculations, Velocity […]

GRADE 5 COURSES

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 5

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your Grade 5 Distribution operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric […]

Groundwater Production (1333) | Online Course

$299.99
The Groundwater Production course (code 1333) is approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and is intended to provide the necessary training for Texas Water System Operators to competently operate water systems using groundwater as their water source. Topics covered will help the operator to safely operate equipment and handle chemicals during the […]

Water Utility Calculations (1329) | Online Course

$299.99
This course (code 1329) is approved by the TCEQ for 20 hours of training as a “Core Course” and for “Continuing Education”. This course can only be taken once each license renewal cycle to qualify for continuing education credit.

Basic Water Works Operation (1426) | Online Course

$299.99
This course (code 1426) is approved by the TCEQ for 20 hours of training as a “Core Course” and for “Continuing Education”. This course can only be taken once each license renewal cycle to qualify for continuing education credit.

Distribution System Review (4 hours)

$49.95
This course compiles 3 individual lessons into one course to make 4 hours. This course includes the following lessons: Disinfection, Water Quality,  Safety  

Distribution System Review (8 hours)

$89.95
This course compiles 8 individual lessons into one course to make 8 hours. This course includes the following lessons: System Design and Layout, Distribution Piping, Water Storage, Fire Hydrants and Valves, Water Meters, Pumps and Motors, Cross-Connection Control, Corrosion Control

Distribution System Review (12 hours)

$129.95
This course compiles 11 individual lessons into one course to make 12 hours. This course includes the following lessons: System Design and Layout, Distribution Piping, Water Storage, Fire Hydrants and Valves, Water Meters, Pumps and Motors, Cross-Connection Control, Disinfection, Corrosion Control, Water Quality,  Safety

Distribution System Review (16 hours)

$149.95
This course compiles 14 individual lessons into one course to make 16 hours. This course includes the following lessons: System Design and Layout, Distribution Piping, Water Storage, Fire Hydrants and Valves, Water Meters, Pumps and Motors, Cross-Connection Control, Disinfection, Corrosion Control, Water Quality, Water Main Installation and Backfilling, Safety, Regulations, Hydraulics

Water Treatment Review (4 hours)

$49.95
This course compiles 4 individual lessons into one course to make 4 hours. These 4 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Corrosion Control Review, Fluoridation Review, Iron and Manganese Control Review, and […]

Water Treatment Review (8 hours)

$89.95
This course compiles 5 individual lessons into one course to make 8 hours. These 5 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Source Water Review, Coagulation and Flocculation Review, Sedimentation Review, Filtration Review, […]

Water Treatment Review (12 hours)

$129.95
This course compiles 9 individual lessons into one course to make 12 hours. These 9 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Source Water Review, Coagulation and Flocculation Review, Sedimentation Review, Filtration Review, […]

Water Treatment Review (16 hours)

$149.95
This course compiles 11 individual lessons into one course to make 16 hours. These 11 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Source Water Review, Coagulation and Flocculation Review, Sedimentation Review, Filtration Review, […]

Regulations Review

$19.95
In this regulations review course, different regulations that relate to water treatment are discussed. The regulations include the safe drinking water act, the lead and copper rule and disinfection by products rules.

Water Quality

$19.95
One of a distribution operator’s main duties is maintaining water quality in the distribution system. This course covers water quality basics.

Water Storage

$19.95
There are various reasons why water would need to be stored in a distribution system. This course covers water storage principles.

Cross-Connection Control

$19.95
This course covers cross-connection control. It is necessary that distribution operators have a working understanding of cross-connection control principles.

Hydrants and Valves

$19.95
Hydrants and valves are an important part of the distribution system. This course covers a broad range of topics, from different types of hydrants to valve construction.

Piping Review

$19.95
This course covers piping basics. Students will learn pipe selection considerations, construction material for pipe, and about pipe joints and their applications.

Pumps and Motors

$19.95
In this course students will learn about pumps and motors and how they are used in the distribution system. This course covers different types of pumps, and different types of motors that are commonly used in the distribution system.

Water Meters

$19.95
This course covers water meters as they are used in the distribution system.

Safety Review

$19.95
This course covers safety when working as a distribution system operator. It is essential that operators know and can apply trenching safety requirements, confined space requirements, and how to set up a traffic diversion.

Distribution Disinfection

$19.95
Disinfection is the process that kills bacteria and other disease causing organisms. This course reviews disinfection principles as they relate to the distribution system.

Water Wells

$19.95
In some small water systems, the only source of water is wells. This course will teach students about water wells.

System Design and Layout

$19.95
This course covers the design and layout of a distribution system. Students will learn the different types of system designs, and which designs are best for which types of systems.

Corrosion Control

$19.95
This course reviews the subject of corrosion control as is relates to water treatment.

Disinfection Review

$19.95
The disinfection process of water treatment is the process that kills bacteria and other disease causing organisms. This course reviews disinfection principles.

Filtration Review

$19.95
After the coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation processes, filtration is used to filter out suspended particles not settled out during the sedimentation process. This course covers the basics of water filtration.

Sedimentation Review

$19.95
The sedimentation process is required in water treatment to allow suspended solids to settle out of the water. This course covers the basics of sedimentation.

Coag and Flocc Review

$19.95
Coagulation and Flocculation treatment processes are essential to conventional surface water treatment. In this course, students will learn coagulation chemistry basics, flash mixer concepts, principles of enhanced coagulation, along with other coagulation and flocculation topics.

Reservoir Review

$19.95
Reservoirs are required to store water prior to it being treated at a water treatment plant. This lesson covers various reservoir topics such as thermal stratification of a reservoir, algae issues and controlling algae with copper sulfate.

Source Water Review

$19.95
Source water is the beginning of every treatment process. The different topics covered in this source water review course include evaluation of course water, contaminants in source water, the hydrologic cycle, and other topics.

Laboratory Problems

$19.95
This course covers the various types of math problems that may be necessary in a water quality laboratory. These common problems are daily calculations in the lab, and operators, as well as lab personnel should be knowledgeable in the principles required to accurately complete the calculations.

Disinfection Problems

$19.95
The math problems related to the disinfection process at a treatment plant can be complicated at times. This course shows students how to perform the needed calculations without the headache. Calculations discussed include chlorine dose, chlorine demand, chlorine use in pounds per day, and others.

Filtration Problems

$19.95
This course explains how to solve math problems that relate to the filtration process. It covers how to calculate many different types of water treatment plant filter math problems, including level drop rate, flow rate through a filter, backwash water used, and many others.

Sedimentation Problems

$19.95
There are various types of math problems which directly relate to the sedimentation portion of a water treatment plant. The problems discussed in this lesson include detention time, overflow rate, flow velocity and weir loading.

Coag and Flocc Problems

$19.95
Properly maintaining the balance of chemicals in the coagulation and flocculation portions of the treatment process is vital for the operation of a treatment plant. Failing to have the proper balance will cause the whole process to fail.

Reservoir Problems

$19.95
This course teaches students how to calculate reservoir volume in acre-ft as well as in MG (Million Gallons). The dosing of a reservoir with copper sulfate for algae control is also discussed.

Chemical Dose Problems

$19.95
Correctly dosing chemicals is essential for public health and for treatment plant efficiency. This course teaches operators the concepts needed to correctly calculate chemical dose problems.

Flow Problems

$19.95
Converting between flow rates is an everyday calculation for water treatment plant operators. Knowing how to convert between flow rates is an essential skill for every treatment plant operator.

Advanced Water Math

$89.99
This course compiles 8 individual lessons into one course. The advanced water math course builds upon the principles taught in the basic course to move students into solving more difficult math problems.

Pumps

$19.95
This course teaches students how to calculate pumping horse power problems. The difference between water horse power, brake horse power, and motor horse power are all discussed. Additionally, this course covers how to calculate the operational cost of a pump.

Velocity and Flow Rate

$19.95
Calculating the flow rate of flowing water is an everyday calculation in the water industry. This course will teach students how to calculate both the flow rate, and the velocity of flowing water.

Force-Pressure-Head

$19.95
It is vital that water industry professionals understand the relationship between force, pressure and water head. In this course, the student will learn how to solve problems involving tank pressure due to water head, as well as force placed on in-ground tanks due to high ground water levels.

Weight/Vol Relationships

$19.95
This course covers the relationship between the weight of water, and the volume of water. This lesson will teach the student how to use the relationship between gallons and cubic feet of water to solve math problems in the water industry.

Calculating Volume

$19.95
This course gives students the knowledge they need to calculate the volumes of various shapes as they relate to water industry math problems. It is applicable to water treatment plant operators, distribution system operators, and wastewater treatment plant operators.

Calculating Area

$19.95
This course gives students the knowledge they need to calculate the area of various surfaces as they relate to water industry math problems. It is applicable to water treatment plant operators, distribution system operators, and wastewater treatment plant operators.

Unit Conversions

$19.95
This course gives students a basic understanding of how to use unit analysis to solve water treatment math problems. The steps to performing unit conversions are taught from the ground up, including a simple approach to solving any unit conversion type problem.

Basic Water Math

$89.99
This course compiles 11 individual lessons into one course. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of the math concepts needed to solve water treatment, distribution system and wastewater treatment math problems.

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Fresno State

Certificate in Water Treatment Technology

$1299
Earn your certificate in Water Treatment Technology through American Water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. This is a one-year online certificate program. Students complete the program by watching online lectures, reading assigned texts, and submitting assignments online.

Certificate In Water Transmission Technology

$1299
Earn your certificate in Water Transmission Technology through American Water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. This is a six-month online certificate program. Students complete the program by watching online lectures, reading assigned texts, and submitting assignments online.

Certificate in Water Treatment and Transmission Technology

$2495
Earn your certificate in Water Treatment and Transmission Technology through American Water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. This is a one-year online certificate program. Students complete the program by watching online lectures, reading assigned texts, and submitting assignments online.

Effective Utility Management Certificate

$2995
Earn your certificate in Effective Utility Management through American water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. Through the combination of online learning and classroom training events, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective leader in your organization.

Effective Utility Management Certificate

$2995
Earn your certificate in Effective Utility Management through American water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. Through the combination of online learning and classroom training events, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective leader in your organization.

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Water Treatment | Well Construction

Learn about Well Construction this excerpt from our Water Treatment Exam Review course. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help you achieve your career objectives.    

Collection System | Low Pressure System Components

Learn about Low Pressure Wastewater Collection System Components in this video, taken from our collection system exam review course. For more videos like this, check out our YouTube channel. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here […]

Water Distribution | Valve Modes of Operation

Learn about Valve Modes of Operation in this excerpt from our Distribution System Exam Review.     If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help you achieve your career objectives.

Project Management | Work Breakdown Structure

Learn about using a Work Breakdown Structure in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.     For more information about effective utility management, check out our YouTube channel and the Effective Utility Management course found HERE. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested […]

Wastewater Treatment | Odor Control Methods

Learn about Odor Control Methods in this excerpt from our Wastewater Treatment Exam Review course.       If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help you achieve your career […]

Water Distribution | Backflow Prevention

Learn about Backflow Prevention in this excerpt from our Distribution System Exam Review course.       Topics covered include facts and explanations about Air Gaps, RPZ Backflow Preventers, Double Check Valves, Vacuum Breakers, Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers, Pressure Vacuum Breakers. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE […]

Project Management | Mission and Vision

Learn about identifying a mission and visions in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.     For more information about effective utility management, check out our YouTube channel and the Effective Utility Management course found HERE. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested […]

Wastewater Treatment | Data and Records

Learn about Data and Record keeping in this excerpt from our  Wastewater Treatment Exam Review course.       If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help you achieve your […]

Water Treatment | Water Rights

Learn about Water Rights in this excerpt from our Source Water lecture from our Water Treatment Exam Review course.   Topics covered include: Surface Water Allocation, the Riparian Doctrine (aka Rule of Reasonable Sharing),  the Prior Appropriation Doctrine (aka First in time – First in right), Groundwater allocation, Absolute Ownership, Reasonable Use, Correlative Rights, Appropriation-permit systems. […]

Collection System | System Components

Learn about Wastewater Collection System Components in this video, taken from our collection system exam review course. For more videos like this, check out our YouTube channel. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help […]

Water Distribution | Valve types

Learn about Valve Types in this excerpt from our Distribution System Exam Review course.     For more videos like this, visit our YouTube channel. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are […]

Project Management | Planning the Project

Learn about the project planning process in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.   Learn about Planning a Project in this excerpt from our Project Management Lecture from our Effective Utility Management Course. The main questions that planning answers are: What must be done? How should it be […]

Water Treatment | Coagulation Process Operation and Jar Testing

Learn about Coagulation Process Operation and Jar Testing in this excerpt from our Coagulation and Flocculation Lecture from our Water Treatment Exam Review course.   In this video we look at a few topics including: Streaming Current Meter, Enhanced Coagulation, Why Lowering pH works, and Jar Testing.   If you are preparing for a certification […]

Collection System Design and Layout | System Capacity

Learn about Wastewater Collection System Capacity in this video, taken from our collection system exam review course. For more videos like this, check out our YouTube channel. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help […]

Water Distribution | Fire Hydrant Parts and Classification

Learn about Fire Hydrant parts and classification in this excerpt from our Distribution System Exam Review course.     In this video we look at hydrant parts and the different classifications. Each color represents a different flow rate. Red hydrants have a flow below 500 gallons per minute (GPM). Orange hydrants are between 500 and […]

Project Management | The Role of a Project Manager

Learn about the role of a project manager in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.     In this video we learn that a project manager’s primary role is to ensure that all work is completed: – On Time – Within Budget – Within Scope – To the […]

CA Water Treatment Exam Date Change

California Water Boards has changed the November Water Treatment exam from the third Saturday of the month, to the first Saturday of the month. The 2018 exam will be given on November 3rd. The link below will pull up the official state schedule with the updated exam dates. Please review and mark your calendars. CA […]

Wastewater Collection | Methods of Conveyance

Learn about Wastewater Collection System Methods of Conveyance in this video, taken from our collection system exam review course.   In this videos we look at the three methods of conveyance: Gravity Collection Systems, Low Pressure Collection Systems, and Vacuum Collection Systems. We also learn about the three types of waste collections systems: Sanitary Sewer Systems, Storm Water Systems, and Combined […]

Water Distribution | Hydrant Installation and Types of Fire Hydrants

Learn about Fire Hydrants in this excerpt from the Distribution System Exam Review course.     In this video we look at the guidelines for fire hydrant installation, and the four basics types of fire hydrants. These types include:  Dry-Barrel Hydrants, Wet-Barrel Hydrants, Warm-Climate Hydrants, and Flush Hydrants. For more videos like this, check out […]

Water Treatment | Chemical Feed Equipment and Flash Mixing

Learn about Chemical Feed Equipment and Flash Mixing in this excerpt from our Water Treatment Exam Review course.     Types of Chemical Feed Pumps covered in this videos include: Solution Feeders Diaphragm Pump Peristaltic Pump   Types of Mixers covered in this videos include: Rapid-Mix (Flash Mixing) Facilities Mechanical Mixers Single Blade Mechanical Mixer […]

Water Distribution Math | Chlorine Demand

Learn how to calculate Chlorine Demand in this video. This is an example of our Five Step Process to solving math problems.     If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help you achieve your […]

Wastewater Treatment | Grit Removal

Learn about Grit Removal in this excerpt from our Wastewater Exam Review course.     We start by looking at What Grit is, and then the Reasons for grit removal. The different types of grit chambers included in this videos are: Manually cleaned, Mechanically cleaned, Aerated grit chambers, and Vortex grit chamber. The different types […]

Water Treatment | Coagulant Aids

Learn about Coagulant Aids in this excerpt from the Water Treatment Exam Review course.   We begin with the overview of the reasons to add coagulant aids. These include: Improve Coagulation Strengthen Floc Overcome cold water temperatures Reduce the primary coagulant dose Reduce sludge production After this, we look at the major types of coagulant […]

Water Distribution | Pipe material

Learn about different pipe materials in this excerpt from the Distribution System Exam Review course.     In this video we look at pipe material and considerations involved with installing distribution piping. These considerations include, material, corrosion resistance, quality maintenance and installation cost. For more information regarding C-Value of pipe, check out THIS paper. If […]

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