Water Treatment Study Guide

Water treatment operator study guides are hard to come by, at least ones that adequately prepare you to take the certification exam. Here’s a list of some of the best online resources I’ve compiled over the last several months as I’ve been studying for the operator’s exam.

If you have any you would like to add please leave a comment below.


 

The Training Station – Published by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, the Certification Study Guide for Water Treatment was designed to help water treatment operators prepare for certification exams. This 157 page pdf file is packed with information on ground water, sterilization, fluoridation, chemical feeders, pumps and motors, algae, coagulation & flocculation, filtration and more.

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Recommended Study Materials for
Water Treatment Operators
Grade 1
Water Treatment; (Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations), 2003 AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235
Phone 1-800-926-7337
Water Treatment Plant Operation; Volume 1; California State University, Sacramento (Office of Water Programs, Ken Kerri, Director), C.S.U.S. 500 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95801-6025, Phone 1-916-278-6142
Basic Science Concepts and Applications; (Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations), 2003 AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235
Phone 1-800-926-7337
Grade II
Water Treatment Plant Operation; Volume II; California State University, Sacramento (Office of Water Programs, Ken Kerri, Director), C.S.U.S. 500 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95801-6025, Phone 1-916-278-6142
Water Sources; (Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations), 2003 AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235
Phone 1-800-926-7337
Water Quality; (Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations), 2003 AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235
Phone 1-800-926-7337
Grade III
Water Utility Management; (M5), AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235, Phone 1-800-926-7337
Emergency Planning for Water Utilities; (M19), AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235, Phone 1-800-926-7337
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State and Federal Laws and Regulations related to the water industry, (Water Quality, and Health and Safety).
Grade IV
Waterborne Pathogens; (M46), AWWA, Member Services Department, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235, Phone 1-800-926-7337
State and Federal Laws and Regulations related to the water industry, (Labor, environment, and Fiscal Controls
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Air Vent - A screened opening on the top of a gravity tank that lets the tank "breathe" as the tank is filled and emptied.

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Algae - Microscopic plants that contain chlorophyll, live floating (suspended) in water or are attached to rocks, walls and other surfaces, and grow and multiply through photosynthesis. Algae produce oxygen during sunlight hours, use oxygen during darkness, and affect the pH and dissolved oxygen levels in waster.
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