Water Networks Designing Water Networks

  • Course Code WS-132
  • Duration 2 days
  • Learners12Max

To provide the knowledge and understanding of current water main specification and construction practice. The course covers all aspects from specifying materials through to commissioning of the main.


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of currently available pipeline materials
  • Describe the situations applicable to the use of particular pipe materials
  • Describe methods of protecting pipelines from corrosion and other external influences
  • Explain how to carry out basic structural design of pipelines
  • Describe the practical implications of installing water mains across various terrain and obstacles including the environmental impact of such schemes
  • Select water supply pipes to be used in brown field sites in-line with UKWIR guidance
  • Outline alternatives to traditional methods of trench excavation and support
  • Explain how to detail pipe schemes with respect to valve arrangements, pipe anchorage and beddings
  • Describe the process of commissioning pipelines
  • Specify typical components of potable water pipelines

Classroom delivery via the use of powerpoint presentations, individual and group exercises and discussion.

Pre Course Requirements


Who Should Attend?

Technicians and engineers responsible for the specification and construction of water mains carried out by either direct or contract labour