Groundwater Production (Correspondence)

WWW401 – 20.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center 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 Groundwater Production correspondence course provides participants with a basic review of the water cycle and responsibilities of system personnel, including related safety issues and regulations. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to define and describe the concepts of water storage, pumping, and distribution.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • A proctor for all course examinations
  • Access to a ground water facility for completion of project assignments to include a chlorine residual analysis
  • Access to the most recent Consumer Confidence Report and bacteriological sample results
  • Ability to acquire specific water well, pump, and motor information
  • Access to information specific to a system storage facility’s water meters, fire hydrants, and valves
  • 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

  • Course must be completed within six months of 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, participants complete the Basic Water Works Operations course.

Additionally, 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 groundwater production.
  • Describe the physical characteristics of aquifers in Texas.
  • Summarize the considerations used in selecting a well site.
  • Outline the procedures in constructing a well.
  • Give examples of the characteristics of groundwater.
  • Explain groundwater treatment alternatives.
  • Describe the disinfection requirements for groundwater.
  • Discuss the types of pumps and motors used in groundwater operations.
  • Outline procedures for proper operation of a groundwater system.
  • Summarize safety precautions for the safe operation of a groundwater system.
  • Outline reporting requirements for groundwater systems.
  • Solve mathematical problems pertaining to the groundwater systems.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for public works personnel and new employees of a groundwater 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]