The purpose of water treatment is to do whatever is necessary to render raw water suitable for its intended use. Since both raw water qualities and intended uses vary, water treatment must be carefully tailored to fit individual situations. Even the most basic forms of water treatment require some operator time on a daily basis. More sophisticated plants may require almost constant attention. Thus, it behooves the designer of any water supply system, especially a small one, to give a great deal of attention to operational complexity when selecting water treatment techniques.
This professional engineer online course is from Chapter 6 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manual on the Design of Small Water Systems. It provides guidance and criteria for water treatment in small systems, which are those having average daily design flow rates of 380,000 liters per day (100 000 gallons per day) or less. This information is of interest to planners and designers of these systems. Such systems generally cannot benefit from economies of scale, and proper management and operation are critical to produce satisfactory finished water quality. This online PE course is approved for 3 hours.
Professional Development Hours: 3