Manage Water Treatment Processes

Purpose of this training:

The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to analyse and interpret the process and field data from a water treatment works. This competence will enable the learner to manage the operation of a water treatment process and guide the operational staff in optimising the treatment process. This knowledge will contribute towards the cost-effective management of a treatment works and provide communities with good quality water. The achievement of this unit standard will expand the skills base of the qualifying learner and make the person more effective in his/her tasks.

Unit Standard Range:

• Raw water reservoir: Dam, river, impoundment.
• Sustainability: Sustainability forecast, restrictions, rainfall, inflows, evaporation demand, reservoir level.
• Biological monitoring: Algae, protozoa and coliforms.
• Operational data: Pump rate, inflow rate, de-sludge volumes, meteorology data, final water flow rate.
• Excessive water loss: An unaccounted loss of water during treatment process.
• Guidelines and standards: SABS 241 – latest version) and DWAF domestic water guidelines.
• System demand: Consumption data, meteorological data, reservoir fluctuations, demographics, resource sustainability
• Process quality data: Coagulation, flocculation, clarification and filtration data.
• Waste streams: Sludge, chemical wastes, screenings, rejects and concentrates.

Course Pre-Requisites:

It is assumed that learners are competent in:
Mathematical calculations NQF level 4; literacy NQF level 4 or equivalent, knowledge of coagulation, flocculation, clarification and filtration, potable water science, sampling and safety practices.

Unit Standard Essential Embedded Knowledge:

Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Invasive plants in watercourse.
  2. Healthy ecosystem in a raw water system.
  3. Pre, post and intermittent chlorination with regard to algae removal and odour and taste control.
  4. Laboratory tests to determine optimum dosage.
  5. Financial analysis.
  6. Hydrology of own system and raw water reservoir.
  7. Concepts of stratification.
  8. Laboratory analysis to determine microbiological, physical and chemical quality of raw and final water.
  9. Safety practices and procedures.
  10. Record keeping.



South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Course Fees

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Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

The qualifying learner will be able to:
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.
3. Plan, organise and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively.
4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation.
6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.