A Field Study Training
Program by the California State University at Sacramento.
This course is designed
to train personnel in the safe and effective operation and
maintenance of wastewater collection systems.
The Wastewater Collection System Operator, Why Collection System
Operation and Maintenance?, Wastewater Collection Systems, Safe
Procedures, Inspecting and Testing Collection Systems, Pipeline
Cleaning and Maintenance Methods, Underground Repair
This course is designed to train operators in the practical aspects of
operating and maintaining wastewater collection systems, with emphasis
on the use of safe practices and procedures. Information is presented
about the importance and responsibilities of a collection system
operator, the need for collection system O & M, and the components and
typical layouts of collection systems.
Operators will learn safety
procedures for construction, inspection and testing of sewers,
inspection of manholes, and underground construction and repair.
Detailed instructions are included for using closed-circuit television,
clearing stoppages, cleaning sewers, and controlling roots, grease,
odors, and corrosion in collection systems.
This course focuses on the
knowledge and skills operators will need to identify actual collection
system problems and select appropriate methods to solve them. Operators
will also learn how to solve arithmetic problems relating to the
operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.