MG6110 – Water and Waste Treatment

Module code
Module title
Water and Waste Treatment
To develop knowledge and understanding of drinking water quality control parameters and treatment methods, and of current and emerging treatment technologies for liquid and solid wastes.
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Evaluate and apply drinking water standards and quality parameters.
2. Understand and appraise the principles and practice of water treatment.
3. Evaluate and apply waste water quality parameters.
4. Evaluate wastewater- and solid waste treatment and disposal methods.
5. Critically evaluate environmental impact and Maori cultural values in relation to water supply and waste management.
• Drinking water characteristics; quality parameters, Drinking water standards; public health and safety.
• Water treatment components and processes.
• Waste water sources, waste water characteristics, quality parameters.
• Centralised waste water treatment system components and processes, decentralised waste water treatment systems, septic tanks, recirculation sand filters, oxidation ponds, advance pond systems, wetlands, evapo-transpiration beds, spray irrigation, etc.
• Nature, quantities and methods of solid waste disposal.
• Environmental impact studies, Cultural attitudes and perspectives on water and waste water management.