The Safe Drinking Water Act provides maximum limits for contaminants that must be met by public and private drinking water systems. Various conventional treatment technologies and alternative treatment technologies have been determined suitable by USEPA to meet these limits. These treatment technologies have been designated as optimum technologies for specific water contaminants by USEPA. Treatment techniques and their various costs for specific contaminant treatment are provided for small sized systems. Treatment terminology and drinking water limits are presented along with water chemistry for specific contaminant removal used with the treatment systems.
In this course the student will learn some of the basics of drinking water treatment for a variety of water contaminants regulated by USEPA. The course is suitable for a student with basic water treatment knowledge or for an advanced student that needs to brush up on water treatment basics.
The student is expected to read and review the material contained in the Water Treatment Primer for Communities in Need, Advanced Water Treatment Research Program Report No. 68, U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation.
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions at the end of this course to obtain PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- General Requirements of the USEPA Safe Drinking Water Act
- Water chemistry
- Water treatment technologies
- Cost associated with treatment technologies
- Water Treatment terminology
- Contaminants of concern for water utilities
- Support information for choosing alternative technologies
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