Intro to Water and Waste Water

This course is a three hour lecture and two hour lab per week and is designed to give students an understanding of water and its use by residential and ICI sectors of society. The properties of water (physical, chemical and microbiological) will be examined and used for the basis of the study of treatment. The properties of wastewater will also be examined and used for the basis of the study of wastewater treatment. Although treatment of water and wastewater is important, an equally important aspect is the movement of water and wastewater, to and from consumers. This course will introduce students to the concepts involved in the distribution and collection of water and wastewater. The lab component of this course will focus on presenting numerous water and wastewater testing methods used in all aspects of the water and wastewater industry. The lab component will also be used to provide students the opportunity to visit operating facilities and gain hands on exposure.