HOW WATER WORKS: AWWA ELEARNING
length: 1.5 Hours (self-paced eLearning)
Course cost: $90 members/$135 nonmembers
to purchase course EL310:
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A self-paced eLearning course that introduces the overall
basics of how water moves from source to tap. Ideal for beginners.
self-paced eLearning course introduces the overall basics of how water moves
from source to tap. Ideal for beginners, the course covers the processes from
source water, through the water treatment plant, distribution system, your own
home, and wastewater facilities. Perfect for those needing to learn the
basics of how
Long Course Description: This
course is intended for those wishing to learn the overall basics of how water
works as it moves from the source to your tap. The course will provide you with
the general knowledge of the processes that take place your source water,
within the water treatment plant, the distribution system, your own home, and
wastewater facilities. This course will also allow you to identify key
administrative processes within water utilities, and helpful management
processes to create a sustainable water system.
This course consists of the
following six modules
Module 1: Overview of Water
from Source to Tap
Module 2: Water Sources and
Module 3: Water Treatment
Module 4: Distribution
Module 5: Wastewater process
Module 6: Sustainable Water
• Locate the areas where
water passes through from the source to your tap.
• Discuss the components of
source water and how it is protected and managed.
• Review the conventional
water treatment process, and several alternative water treatment methods.
• Recognize the process of
treated water as it moves through the distribution system to your tap.
• Describe the wastewater
collection and treatment process, and the return of treated wastewater into the
• Identify the administrative
processes that happen within a water utility company, and techniques used to
foster a sustainable water system.