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This course provides a broad overview of the water and wastewater fields, and issues confronting the water industry. Students will learn how source waters are obtained, treated, and distributed and how wastewater is collected, transported, and disposed of in the San Diego County. Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry will be explored.
A study of the operation and maintenance of a water supply and distribution system. Water sources, water quality, treatment methods, distribution operations, customer metering, pipeline installation and repair, valves and appurtenances, storage tanks, and maintenance topics will be discussed.
Mathematical and hydraulic formulas and principles to determine volume, flow, pressure and force. Part of a series required for eligibility to take the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator certification examinations; supports certification examinations for SWRCB Water Distribution Operator grades D1 and D2.
Water/Wastewater Technology Program, Program Coordinator, Cuyamaca College
System Operations Manager
Helix Water District
As a certified Distribution Operator with the State of California, a Registered Professional Engineer, and a retired water industry professional with 35 years of experience, Joe understands the challenges of linking field experience to academic theory in order to successfully pass certification examinations. With this background, Joe is able to blend theoretical concepts and practical examples into each lecture.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University. Joe has been a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California since 1980. He is a certified Grade D5 Water Distribution Operator in the State of California.
Joe began working at Helix Water District in 1977, working in the Engineering Department 17 years before moving over to System Operations for his final 18 years at the District. Joe retired in 2012 to accept the position of Program Coordinator for the Water & Wastewater Technology Program at Cuyamaca College.
Joe has been teaching water technology classes at Mesa College and Cuyamaca College since 1997.
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