Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PRGR665 Water Basics

[2 cr.]

The course covers basic information about the water and sewer utility operating environment and water sources, as well as the key issues in water demand planning.  Students will learn about the history of drinking water regulations and current regulations including the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. Topics include: today’s water crisis, management and best practices, an introduction to regulatory affairs and restrictions, water sources in the region and globally, commercial and domestic water use, our water footprint, responding to the water crisis, and new trends.