CA Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 Contact Hours


4.5 Hour Course

Approved By: California Water Boards

97 Reviews

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This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for California water operators.

This course will provide an overview of water distribution system operation. Topics include:

  • Pipeline operations - Delve into the world of pipe operations, where you will learn about types of pipes, joining pipes, and the importance of pipes in the distribution process.
  • Meters, valves, and hydrants - Learn about the American Water Works Association's standards pertaining to meters, the various types of valves that control the pressure and flow in the distribution system, and explore the basics of a hydrant.
  • Pumps and motors - Explore the utility of pumps and motors in a water distribution system. You'll learn about the basics of various pump types, including positive displacement, centrifugal, and rotary pumps. We'll also cover the basic design of motors used in distribution.
  • SCADA systems - Uncover the basics of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System. You'll learn about the uses of a SCADA system, along with an overview of how they function.
  • EPA Groundwater Rule - We'll cover the basics of the Environmental Protection Agency's Groundwater Rule, which intends to reduce the risk of exposure to contamination that may be present in our public waters systems.
  • Water quality issues related to distribution systems - Finally, you'll learn about some of the most common water quality issues that you may face as a water distribution professional.
    • Water Distribution System Operation Overview [12 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction video
      • 02. Water Distribution Video
      • 03. Pipeline Operations
      • 04. Pipelines & Meters Video
      • 05. Meters, Valves and Hydrants
      • 06. Hydrants Video
      • 07. Pumps and Motors
      • 08. Horsepower Video
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. SCADA Systems & Groundwater Wells
        • 10. EPA Groundwater Rule Video
        • 11. Distribution System Water Quality Issues
        • 12. Water Distribution overview conclusion video
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Achievement

Instructor Bio

tony goff water tech instructor atyourpaceonline
Tony Goff, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Law and has over twenty years of experience in the water industry. Tony holds an upper management position with a large water district in Southern California. Tony is a Subject Matter Expert in the field of drinking water distribution and holds a treatment 5 certificate and a distribution 5 certificate.

Course Reviews

July 18th, 2019
Great course review

May 28th, 2019
It was good. Short and to the point. Good review information.

January 28th, 2019
Great course, easy to follow format I would definitely take more of these courses.

July 30th, 2018
Good course. Very informative.

June 18th, 2018
Nice easy flow format.

June 11th, 2018
The courses covered necessary information .

May 26th, 2018
Very good info. covers a wide range of subjects.

April 21st, 2018
very helpful and full of knowledge. i would use again.

January 10th, 2018
Very Informative and down to the point.

July 17th, 2017
Great course!!!!

January 22nd, 2018
very good basic information

September 15th, 2017
I liked the courses it gave a good general over view of the trade

December 27th, 2018
Graphics and drawings need to have a higher resolution and it would be helpful to add videos for some of the mechanical components such as pumps (packaging material) motor rotor and stator.

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