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Water Distribution

Course Outline

This online course provides criteria for design and construction of potable water distribution systems. The contents cover pressure regulation alternatives, distribution mains, distribution systems pressures, service connections, distribution system equipment, distribution system design. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-10A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Distribution. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide design criteria for water storage requirements. You are required to study the following Technical Manual of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA:

UFC 3-230-10A: Water Supply, Water Distribution
(62 pages, PDF file format, 1.9 MB).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the document for your study.

Related Links

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

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
US EPA: Local Drinking Water Information
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Bentley's Haestad Methods Water Distribution Systems


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

Take a Quiz

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.