Building Water Essentials: Certificate Program - open

Purdue University
  • Duration
    This course is a series of self-paced learning modules that will take approximately 10 hours to complete.
  • Type
    Online courses
  • Level
    Certificate/Diploma
Description

Water can change drastically in quality while it moves through and is stored in building water systems prompting significant human health risks and disease. Disasters can markedly physically and chemical damage plumbing systems. This course will provide participants a baseline understanding of how building water systems are designed, how they operate and when problems arise, and how those problems can be resolved – info not readily available for plumbing engineers, building code officials, MEP professionals, facility management, utility, and health officials. Topics include system components, codes, standards, water quality, flow, and the potential health risks, including water quality investigations and remediation.

Building Water Essentials Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the chemical and microbiological contaminants common to building water systems for stagnant and flowing water.
  2. Explain the factors that control contaminant accumulation in building water systems.
  3. Recognize water testing methods and limitations.
  4. Identify remediation practices for removing contaminated water from the systems.
  5. Recognize how to create and test building water system flushing plans.
  6. Develop strategies to avoid and remediate water quality problems, using real-building examples, as-built drawings, and other resources.
  7. Recognize where to find additional resources.
Target audience

Who Can Benefit

  • Public Health Department employees in any role
  • Federal, state and local water system and water quality managers and staffs
  • Emergency Preparedness personnel
  • Facilities managers and technicians, as well as building owners
  • Plumbing and water utility engineers
  • Scientists
Language

English

Application procedure

Interested candidates can apply here.

Contact

For further information, please email engronline@purdue.edu

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