Course code BūvZ3145

Credit points 1.50

Water Supply and Sewerage I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes4

Number of hours for laboratory classes4

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author lect.

Vilis Upīte

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ1016, Engineering Geodesy

Fizi2005, Physics II

HidZ2005, Hydraulics

Mate2021, Mathematics I

Replaced course

BūvZK002 [GBUVK002] Water Supply and Sewerage I

Course abstract

Water supply & sewerage engineering networks are with primary importance for each building where people are living, remain of any longer time or make economic activities. In course student should get knowledge about history and development of water supply and sewerage systems, content of these modern systems, problems of sewage utilization and solving of them as well, constructions of devices and working principles of them, required project documentation for realization.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - familiar with theoretical issues related to water supply and sewerage systems. Skills - are able to make the selection of water supply and sewerage system elements. Competence - can calculate, evaluate the consequences of possible incorrect operation of systems, is able to plan the sequence of system construction works, safety, perform quality control. Test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Short survey of water supply and sewerage systems history. Water abstraction sources.(1h lecture)
2 Water quality parameters, possibilities improving them.(1h lecture)
3 Elements of water supply system, functions of them.(1h lecture)
4 Water consumption norms. Hydraulic calculations of network.(1h lecture, 4h practical)
5 Water network pressures. Regulating devices and facilities.(1h lecture)
6 Water transportation devices.(1h lecture)
7 Pipe and facilities materials.(1h lecture, 4h laboratory works)
8 Water supply for agriculture and animal production.(1h lecture)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Student should obtain successful rating in testing.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Student should acquire sufficient knowledge using presentations given in lectures and study of additional professional literature.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Attendance of lectures no less than 60%, positive assessment of knowledge about correct oral answers to 2 questions on the topics mentioned in the course content.

Compulsory reading

Tilgalis Ē. Ūdensapgāde. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 183 lpp.

Further reading

Packevičius A., Šalna S. Santehniķa rokasgrāmata. Vilnius: Super namai, 2018. ISBN 978-609-959-3-7

Periodicals and other sources

Žurnāls "Būvinženieris", Latvijas Būvinženieru savienības izdevums. ISSN 1691-9262.


Course job included in professional higher education bachelor’s program "Construction" of education part-time studies of Faculty of Environmental and Civil Engineering