This three-volume series is designed to prepare waterworks operators for certification and licensure exams. Volume 1 is the only such volume based on the recently amended Safe Drinking Water Act and provides the tools to understand the microbiological and chemical hazards of water in light of the quality standards treatment plants must achieve. With its clear explanations of basic math, hydraulics, electricity and plant processes, it prepares the drinking water plant operator for further study of all aspects of drinking water operations, including purification and distribution. Abundant cases, problems, and a full-scale battery of examination questions enable the reader to apply the book's lessons into practice both on the job and in the classroom.
Volume 2 is designed to give the experienced operator the means to advance to higher levels. Its content has been selected and organized in accord with SDWA requirements for the continuing education of operators. After reviewing basic math, this volume presents information and calculations for critical areas of operator responsibility - from intake, disinfection and pumping through odor control and distribution. Self-check questions and a final examination enable the reader to monitor progress and prepare for certification and licensure testing
Volume 3 is a forthcoming title for the year 2001 and is intended for advanced operators. It represents an in-depth treatment of plant processes and operations, and stresses troubleshooting and problem solving. Questions and answers are included, plus an entire sample test suitable for self-study prior to licensure examinations
FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL, VOLUME I: Introduction. Certification/Licensure Requirements and SWDA. Waterborne Diseases. Water Microbiology. Bacteriology: Sampling and Examination. Waterworks Math: Basic. Basic Water Chemistry. Basic Electricity. Basic Hydraulics. Potable Water Sources. Well Systems. Watershed Protection. Distribution and Storage. Cross-Connection Control. Water Treatment. Disinfection. Pumping Systems. Fluoridation. Safety. Final Exam. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, VOLUME: II: Introduction. Intermediate Waterworks Math. Chemical Solution and Feeder Calibration. Disinfection. Surface Water Treatment. Iron/Manganese and Corrosion Control. Taste and Odor Control. Pumps. Water Distribution. Final Comprehensive Examination. ADVANCED LEVEL, VOLUME III: Mathematics Review. Waterborne Microbial Risks -- Microbiology/Bacteriology. Potable Water Sources & Hydrology. Hydraulics. Basic Water Chemistry. Groundwater Aquifers & Wells. Water Treatment. Disinfection. Pumping. Water Distribution, Storage & Cross-Connection Control. Fluoridation. Final Comprehensive Examination.