Water Distribution Systems Level 2 & 3 Online - Course 1583

Water Distribution Systems Level 2 & 3 Online

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  • CEUs: 4.0
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04131048: CEUs: 4.0 DS DW WW
  • FBPE Provider #0004021: 40 CEHs
Coordinator Kady Morris     email: kadymorris@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3874


This self-paced course meets the prerequisites of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Operator Certification Program (OCP) for taking the Level 3 (entry level) and Level 2 (mid-level) Water Distribution System Operator state exam. This course consists of online exercises, presentations, self-graded quizzes/tests and a final exam. The instructional materials will allow the student to comprehend the basic operation, maintenance and troubleshooting fundamentals of a community water distribution system. Topics include:

  • Water storage facilities
  • Operation and maintenance of water mains and valves
  • Water quality issues
  • Troubleshooting
  • Disinfection
  • Safety   

Textbooks are included in registration fee.  Textbooks will be shipped to you upon receipt of registration payment. This course utilizes "Water Distribution System Operations and Maintenance", CSUS Foundation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. 

Students must sign up separately for the state Water Distribution Exam. For more information about the state exam, go to the FDEP Website.

FDEP Handbook for Water Distribution Operators

Students, please be aware to qualify for the state exam you will need either a high school diploma or a Florida Department of Education approved GED.  Online GED's are not accepted by FDEP.


Anyone interested in gaining knowledge of operation and maintenance of a community drinking water distribution system including owners, managers, supervisors, chief operators, shift operators, trainees, underground utility construction and maintenance workers. This course is approved to take the FDEP Level 3 (entry level) and Level 2 (mid-level) Water Distribution System Operator exam.  


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.

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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  • The Water Operator
    • Defining a Water Distribution System
    • Role of the Water Distribution Operator
    • Storage Facilities
    • Storage Tanks
    • Pumps
    • Related Equipment
    • Sampling and Troubleshooting
    • Storage Facility Maintenance
    • Corrosion Control
    • Math Basics and Applied Math
  • Distribution Facilities
    • Hydraulics
    • Valves, Fittings and Hydrants
    • Meters & Backflow Prevention
    • Math
  • Water Mains
    • Piping
    • Pipe Joints
    • Excavation
    • Shoring
    • Completion of Pipe Installation
  • Water Quality Issues
    • Water Quality Basics
    • Water Quality Degradation
    • Water Quality Monitoring
  • System O and M
    • System Surveillance
    • Cross Connection Control
    • Pumps
    • Field Disinfection
    • Equipment O & M
    • Dealing with the Public
  • Valves, Mains, & Meter O & M
    • Pipe leaks
    • Cleaning Pipes
    • Thawing Frozen Lines
    • Pipe Appurtenances
    • Operational Procedures
  • System Disinfection
    • Disinfection Basics
    • Disinfection Process
    • Points of Application
    • Chlorination Equipment
    • Chlorine Testing and Safety
  • System Safety Issues
    • Basics of Safety
    • System Safety Issues
    • Safety in the Streets
    • Water Storage Safety