All About Watermains - An Insiders View
Mark E. Hughes, P.E.
This three hour
course looks at how early watermains were constructed, the reasons for watermain
construction, how water is supplied to a community and discusses the details
of what factors must be considered when designing a watermain including requirements
from the Environmental Protection Agency. It also gives you an overview of watermain
materials, the fittings that are commonly used, how they are connected to the
new watermain and how a watermain is put into service. This course will enable
the designer to gain a greater understanding of what's involved in getting a
watermain built and what is important for whom the main is being designed.
The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:
This course is intended for Civil Engineers involved in the design or overseeing the construction of watermains.
Attendee Benefits for the Attendee
Attendee of this
course will be able to know what's important to a municipality or client contracting
the engineer to design a watermain system. They'll also know what happens in
the field during the construction of a watermain and what to expect.
designed for various reasons from supplying previously unsupplied areas to replacing
older or undersized mains. There are many factors to consider when designing
a watermain including location of existing utilities and design criteria mandated
by the Environmental Protection Agency. Selection of the type of watermain material
that is specified also plays an important role depending on the physical conditions
that the watermain will be subject to. Understanding how the watermain is physically
constructed is also important to the design engineer so that problems during
construction will be minimized by providing a set of plans that is clear and
The course content is in a PDF file All About Watermains - An Insiders View. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
This course provides
vital information for engineers that design watermains. They should know everything
from the reasons that watermains are constructed to the types of materials that
can be utilized. They should know how watermains are built in the field and
put into service. This course gives a brief overview on everything from the
history of watermains to their actual construction with inside knowledge from
an engineer that's experienced all aspects of their construction.
History of Plumbing Engineering - http://www.pmengineer.com/CDA/.../BNPCoverStoryItem/0,2730,4435,00.html
A Brief History of Drinking Water Distribution - http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/articles/OT/SP01/History_Distribution.html
EPA Regulations - http://www.EPA.gov
Ductile Iron Pipe & Fittings Info. - http://www.tylerpipe.com