• Program: Public Works
  • Course: Introduction to Municipal Utilities
  • Course #: PWRK1050
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to give an individual a general overview of public utilities; its organizational structure, function, responsibilities, operation and maintenance. It will also give an overview of the systems typically managed and called upon by public works professionals to assure responsible service delivery to the public. The course will focus on the public works employee's role in providing support and service delivery to the public.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the different roles of local, state and federal agencies as they relate to water distribution
Identify different water storage facilities and their roles
Identify materials used in water main construction
Select appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) necessary for excavation of water lines
Demonstrate location and identification of underground utilities
Demonstrate water sampling and contaminate evaluation
Identify treatment options for contaminated water stores
Identify the components of a city water system
Demonstrate methods used for leak detection, system flushing, locating water main breaks and disinfection
Evaluate emergency plans and inspection records

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Must have Public Works as a declared Major
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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