Introduction to Water Quality and Treatment at the Point-of-Use for Publicly-Supplied Water

The Introduction to Water Quality & Treatment at the Point of Use for Publicly-Supplied Water course is intended for professionals providing treatment products intended to improve at the point-of-use the aesthetic quality of publicly-supplied water. The course also addresses two health-impacting contaminants of concern that may be present in public water system, lead and PFAS.

The course content is a combination of video and auto-graded questions. The time required to complete this course is approximately two hours. Optional articles are also provided and will require additional time to complete.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this course the student will be able to: 

  1. List what contaminants may be present in municipal water 
  2. Explain what regulations municipal systems must meet 
  3. Explain why municipal water contains residual disinfectant 
  4. Explain where to find information on the extent to which contaminants of concern are present in a specific municipal system 
  5. List two current contaminants of concern that may be present in municipal water either due to infrastructure problems (lead) or lack of regulations (PFAS)
  6. List which contaminants can be addressed by activated carbon 
  7. Explain why filters have to be changed on a regular basis 
  8. List which contaminants can be addressed by reverse osmosis 
  9. Explain the importance of considering the percent rejection of an RO 
  10. Explain why certified products are important and what the relevant certification is for a cooler, carbon, RO 
  11. Explain how to verify product certification

Access to the course content is available for 12 months. The course includes a combination of reading and auto-graded elearning.