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Design of Small Water Systems

Course Outline

This Webinar provides guidance and criteria for the design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Water quality, water quantity, water sources, water treatment, pumping, storage and distribution are discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-503 of US Army Corps of Engineers: Design of Small Water Systems. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The following documents contain the reference materials for this webinar:

USACE Engineering Manual: EM 1110-2-503: Design of Small Water Systems (1999 edition, PDF file, 83 pages, 468 KB)

Lecture Slides (PDF file, 50 pages, 469 KB)

National Drinking Water Regulations (2009 edition, 6 pages, PDF file format, 925 KB).

The following contains the outline of the Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-503:

Engineering and Design - Design of Small Water Systems

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Preliminary Planning and Design
Chapter 3 - Water Quality Requirements
Chapter 4 - Water Quantity Requirements
Chapter 5 - Water Sources
Chapter 6 - Water Treatment
Chapter 7 - Pumping, Storage, and Distribution
Appendix A - References

Because this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
EPA Website - Ground Water and Drinking Water


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for your study during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.