The 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. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a good foundation of this knowledge, to include: overview of the water cycle responsibilities of water system personnel water utility industry regulations, and Texas’ rules and regulations.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Student 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
Items Needed for Course Testing/Assessment
- Completion of course within six months from 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.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
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.
TopicsWater Utilities Operators+Public Relations+Water Quality+Groundwater Production+Surface Water Production+Disinfection+Distribution+Safety+Calculations
Suggested AudienceThis course is designed for public works personnel and new employees of a water system.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTCEQ licensed water operators