Water Operations And Management WOM410 Operation and maintenance of the waste water network

  • Course Code MS-142
  • Duration 5 days
  • Learners16Max

This unit is designed provide the learner with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of the waste water network.


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

  • Identify the key components of sewage.
  • Describe the range of chemical and physical characteristics of sewage.
  • Explain the health and safety risks associated with waste water in the network and associated assets.
  • Describe key hazards and relevant safe operation procedures for working on and in waste water systems.
  • Describe types of trade effluent and their possible environmental impact.
  • Discuss the controls in place for trade effluent discharges.
  • Evaluate, from an environmental and economic point of view, the treatment and disposal of trade effluents.
  • Identify types of sewer and key components of a waste water system.
  • Describe the key provisions of legislation and regulations affecting operation and maintenance of the waste water network.
  • Describe the methods used in the operation and maintenance of waste water networks.
  • Evaluate condition monitoring processes employed in the water industry.
  • Identify common failure modes of the waste water network.
  • Explain remedial measures related to the common failures.
  • Explain the impact on the customer of common failures and remedial measures, and the water undertaker’s customer service obligations and responsibilities.
  • Produce drawings for sewer components demonstrating various construction techniques.
  • Explain the major categories of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA’s) Plan of Work with regard to planning for operation and maintenance of waste water network construction.

Classroom based activity using PowerPoint, group activities and discussion. End of unit assessment in the form of an exam and written assignment

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