Municipal Affairs and Environment

Wastewater Collection Basics


  • Wastewater terminology
  • Theory of preventative maintenance
  • Wastewater collection system design
  • Wastewater collection system pipe materials
  • Composition of domestic wastewater
  • Common wastewater collection system challenges

Operator Safety

  • Employer/employee responsibilities
  • Confined space considerations
  • Monitoring of atmospheric conditions
  • Ventilation equipment
  • Fire hazards

Wastewater Collection System Inspections

  • Inflow, infiltration and exfiltration
  • Flow monitoring
  • Manholes – design details, inspection requirements
  • Sewer grade and velocity
  • Wastewater collection inspection tools – lamping, smoke testing, dye testing, CCTV inpsections

Wastewater Collection System Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Hydraulic cleaning – balling, high velocity cleaners, flushing, etc.
  • Hydraulic cleaning operational concerns – cross connections
  • Mechanical cleaning – introduction to methods


  • Math and metric related discussions
  • Practice Questions – review of typical math certification exam questions

Certification Exam Preparation

  • Practice Questions – typical certification exam questions related to water treatment plant operation
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