CIVL 2018 Water Supply Systems Design

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301424

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Description In this subject students will examine the quality of water and the standards to be met for the supply of water that is fit for its intended use. The design of treatment processes to meet these standards as well as principles underlying the hydraulic design of the treatment systems are examined in the context of both urban and remote rural communities. Students will also explore alternative supply systems and their merits and demerits, including economic viability, in order to gain design and analysis skills with respect to various water supply systems.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Water and Sanitary Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 2002 OR
CIVL 2003

Co-requisite(s) CIVL 3011

Equivalent Subjects CIVL 4014 Water and Wastewater Treatment

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse alternate sources of water that can be used to supply water for its intended use.
  2. Design unit processes and their sequence to produce water that is fit for its intended use for both urban and remote rural communities.
  3. Design associated infrastructure for supplying water for its intended use.
  4. Evaluate the sustainability of reuse, recycle and disposal options for the waste generated from treatment processes.
  5. Demonstrate communication and collaboration skills in working with others in an ethical and respectful manner to produce professional analyses and reports in designing and evaluating sustainable water supply systems.

Subject Content

1. Sources of water and its quality
2. Fit for the purpose water quality guidelines/ standards
3. Alternative sources of water including, surface water, groundwater, stormwater and recycled water.
4. Conventional Water Treatment Processes
5. Transmission and distribution of water
6. Advanced water treatment processes
7. Impact of changing climate on water sources and water availability
8. Reuse/ recycle/ disposal of water treatment plant sludge/ waste.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorial submissions In-class submissions 20 N Individual
Project Report 5000 words including figures, tables and pictures 25 N Group
Practical Report 1000 words including tables, figures and pictures 5 N Group
Final Exam 3 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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