Basic Water Works Operations (Correspondence)

WWW400 – 20.00 Hours


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05/01/24 – 11/30/24 Bryan, TX EU WWW400 226 $440.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 20 credit hours in the following operator license area(s):

– Water Operator License

ParticipantThe Basic Water Works Operations correspondence course provides participants with an introduction to source, characteristics, production, treatment, disinfection, storage, and distribution of potable water. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify general hazards, demonstrate safety practices, explain basic water chemistry, and utilize mathematics as applied to chemical feeding and other operational problems.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A proctor for all course examinations
  • Access to a county or municipal water system for completion of project assignments to include a chlorine residual analysis
  • A photo identification to the written test proctor at the time of exam administration. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines

Items Needed for Course Testing/Assessment

  • Completion of the course within six months from the start date
  • All course examinations must be proctored. When selecting a proctor, ensure they are not a spouse, family member, partner, fiance, or anyone residing in the same household. Additionally, a proctor cannot be currently enrolled in any distance learning course offered by the TEEX Water & Wastewater Program. In most cases, an immediate supervisor is selected to serve as a proctor. Other approved proctor options include, a licensed supervisor at work, a company training manager, a college proctor, or certified clergy. If an examination is not proctored, participants will not be eligible for TCEQ license credit hours.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam within the required timeline.

Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, students be employed by a Water System to ensure all class field exercises and assignments can be completed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain the responsibilities of a water utility operator.
  • Describe how a water employee can demonstrate good public relations.
  • Describe the attributes of water from various sources.
  • Describe how groundwater is made usable.
  • Describe how surface water is made usable.
  • Summarize the process for the disinfection of water.
  • Describe the common methods of water delivery to the public following water treatment.
  • Explain proper safety procedures for water employees.
  • Calculate problems related to basic water works operations.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for public works personnel and new employees of a water system.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 20.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)/Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]