Member Login Menu

Surface Water Treatment Plant Design

  • certificateThis course is part of the Water Treatment Certificate Program

    Next Course

    Course Dates: January 25 – April 16, 2021     Register Now

    If you are not currently logged into ASCE, you will be asked to log in or create an ASCE account.

    Why You Should Learn About Water Treatment

    • Drinking water quality is in the news every day. Today, customers are more and more engaged in the quality of water in their community, and have concerns about disinfection by products, lead, and legionella in piping systems.
    • The challenges with drinking water treatment are diverse and make it one of the most interesting fields in civil engineering: new contaminants are found like PFAS or PFOS in groundwaters, or algal toxins are detected because of a bloom of cyanobacteria in a surface water.
    • Public water systems are developing new sources that require treatment. Sometimes these new sources are difficult to treat – like highly saline groundwaters or advanced treatment for the indirect potable reuse of wastewater.
    • The instructor is currently working on a number of water treatment projects including work with a community in California that is dealing with groundwater treatment issues with naturally occurring hexavalent chromium, arsenic, and nitrate in their water supply. Mr. Odell is contributing to an international project for a client to expand their ceramic membrane treatment system to be the largest in the world. He is also working on designing a biological treatment system to remove ammonia.

    Purpose & Background

    The main intent of this course is to familiarize practitioners with the requirements for process design of surface water treatment technologies. The knowledge gained throughout this course will allow participants to identify and calculate the key design criteria for water treatment processes.


    Lee H. Odell, P.E.

    Course Benefits

    • Successfully identify and prepare key design criteria for surface water treatment plant processes.  
    • Enhance knowledge of surface water treatment plant design. 
    • Become familiar with new surface water treatment technologies.  

    Learning Outcomes

    • Evaluate the applicability of surface water treatment plant processes.
    • Explore the key information required to identify the unit processes in a surface water treatment plant design.
    • Calculate surface water treatment plant design criteria.
    • Prepare a basis of design report for a surface water treatment plant.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Engineers engaged, or who plan to be engaged, in surface water treatment plant design.  
    • Engineers and managers who are stakeholders in surface water treatment plant designs.

    Course Outline


    2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


    Rate: Member $1545 | Non-Member $1895