Wastewater Collection Systems Online - Course 1582

Wastewater Collection Systems Online

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  • CEUs: 4.0
  • FDEP OCP 04131049: 4.0 DS DW WW
Coordinator Kady Morris     email: kadymorris@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3874


This course consists of online exercises, presentations, self-graded quizzes/tests and a final exam. The instructional materials will allow the student to understand the basic operation, maintenance and troubleshooting fundamentals of a community wastewater collection system. Topics include:

  • Operation and maintenance of sewer pipes
  • Clean-outs
  • Sewage pumping stations
  • Manholes
  • Safety.

Textbooks are included in registration fee. This course utilizes "Operation & Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems", Vol. I and II, CSUS Foundation. Textbooks will be shipped to you upon receipt of registration payment. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. 


Anyone interested in gaining knowledge of operation and maintenance of a municipal wastewater collection system including owners, managers, supervisors, chief operators, shift operators, trainees, underground utility construction and maintenance workers. This course is for informational purposes only. There is currently no State of Florida or Federal requirement to be licensed in wastewater collection systems. Some states may require collection system operator licensing, however Florida does not. 


      Requirements for Online Courses:

  • You should be computer literate and familiar with PC-based systems to participate in the online courses
  • Prepayment is required before you will receive log-in information, including address and password
  • You must provide an email address at time of registration/payment
  • Courses must be completed within six months from your date of registration.
  • Certificate will be issued on the date you pass the final exam with 70% or higher.

System Requirements:

  • Pentium computer or comparable
  • Speakers and soundcard
  • Internet Connection – 28.8 minimum
  • Web browser – Netscape Navigator 4.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher (Download free from WebCT site.)

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  • Collection System Basics
    • O&M Responsibilities
    • Math Basics
    • Wastewater Quantity and Flow
    • Collection System Components
    • Collection System Design
    • Collection System Construction
    • Construction Inspection and Testing
  • Safe Procedures for Operators
    • Environmental Control
    • Manholes and Confined Space Entry
    • Other Safety Concerns
    • Metric Conversions
  • Inspection and Testing
    • Inflow and Infiltration
    • Manholes
    • Closed Circuit TV Inspection
    • Smoke Testing
    • Other Testing Methods
  • Pipeline Cleaning and Maintenance
    • Problem Identification
    • Hydraulic Cleaning
    • High Velocity Cleaning Concepts
    • Mechanical Cleaning
    • Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment
    • Use of Chemicals
    • Calculations
  • Underground Repair
    • Assessment and Safety Issues
    • Line Repair
    • Completion and Return to Service
    • Calculations
  • Lift Stations
    • Purpose of Lift Stations
    • Lift Station Components
    • Inspection and Operation
    • Maintenance
    • Calculations
  • Equipment Maintenance
    • Electrical
    • Motors
    • Pumps
    • Pump Components
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Calculating Horsepower
  • Sewer Rehabilitation
    • Program Formulation and Evaluation
    • Rehabilitation Setup
    • Rehabilitation Methods