EGR 244 Basic Drinking Water Treatment

This course prepares students for entry into the field of water supply management and the operation of drinking water treatment facilities. The principles of hydrology associated with groundwater and surface water supply management are studied, including the hydrologic cycle, precipitation type and measurement, aquifer types and groundwater flow measurements, surface water flow measurements, and surface water and well sampling. Students study source water supplies and protection, regulations, physical and chemical treatment processes, and operator safety.  This class includes field trips.  This class is state approved for preparation for taking the Grade 2 Massachusetts Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification Examination. Three class hours and three laboratory hours a week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 4 credits Spring

4 credits
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