Distance - Wastewater Collection System Design and Construction Workshop (1.2 CEUs)


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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion


Wastewater treatment and collection systems are a major expenditure of public funds. Sanitary systems are essential to protecting the public health and welfare in all areas of concen¬trated population and development. Sanitary sewers perform the vitally needed functions of collecting wastewaters and conveying them to points of treatment and disposal.
The various stages of design and construction of sanitary sewer pro¬jects require an understanding of the objectives of each stage of the project and of the responsibilities and interests of the parties involved.
This 2-day workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of sanitary sewer drainage systems design. The participant will be expected to complete a sanitary sewer water drainage system design under the instructor’s guidance by using first principle methods and/or design aids. 


To understand the fundamentals of sanitary water system design, to develop skills to perform advanced design and analyses of sanitary sewer drainage systems as well as to design additions or replacements for existing systems. 

After Attending This Workshop You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand fundamentals of sanitary water sewer system design and application
  • Design a new sewer system
  • Back an analysis of existing systems for any possible problems
  • Learn how to use the commercial package Sewer CAD and flow Master
  • Discover the numerous issues to consider when planning sewer water drainage systems at a given site
  • Learn to design sanitary sewer water drainage systems to meet given planning objectives 

Materials Required

  • Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions
  • Laptop for software training (if available) 

Special Features

You will receive comprehensive course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve as reference for future use. You will receive training on one of the top commercial software available in the market for the design of sanitary sewer systems (Sewer CAD and Flow Master).
You will receive a limited edition version (academic version) of the CAD design software package and a reference book on Engineering Hydraulics application. 

Target Audience

Municipal, city, civil project, consulting and works engineers; public works directors, engineering field managers, wastewater system managers; safety inspectors, procurement officers, superintendents of operations, EITs; technicians and technologists.
Sewer construction contractors and other individuals who need a basic understanding of sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage system design, maintenance and rehabilitation and are currently employed in the wastewater management field. 

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Dr. Gamal Abdel Aziz

Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Currently he is the managing director of SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Former adjunct professor at Ryerson university, Toronto, Ontario. He has over 32 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.
His current duties review and finalize the design of water systems, pump stations, water supply, sanitary and storm sewer systems. He is teaching water resources courses for last 15 years. He designed and delivered more than 50 courses on water resources, and they are very well received by practicing engineers in Canada and globally.
Dr. Abdelaziz is a former adjunct professor at University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, visiting professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and part time professor at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Abdelaziz is specialized in numerical modeling for solving sophisticated geotechnical engineering problems with respect to pile foundation and the linear and nonlinear analysis of soil-structure interaction. He designed charts to predict pressures acting on tunnels, and developed analytical model for pile bearing capacity prediction.
Dr. Abdelaziz authored a number of technical papers and delivered numerous internal and external workshops on various geotechnical and Municipal engineering topics. Dr. Abdelaziz has been involved in a number of projects in Canada and overseas, such as tunneling, silos, buildings, retaining structures, siphons, irrigation networks and many other civil engineering projects in terms of design and construction.
Dr. Abdelaziz is a member in different professional societies such as APEGGA, PEO, CGS, CDA, TAC and ABPA. He is also a reviewer for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
Introduction to Waste Water Collection Systems
  • Definition of terms and classification of sanitary sewers
  • Phases of project development
  • Interrelations of project development phases
  • Parties involved in design and construction of sanitary sewer projects
  • Role of parties in each phase
  • Control of sanitary sewer system use
  • Safety
  • Capacity, management, operations, and maintenance (cmom) sanitary
Quantity of Wastewater
  • Design period
  • Population or dwelling unit forecast
  • Land use and/or employee forecasts
  • Average unit flows
  • Average flows
  • Infiltration/ inflow
  • Peak and minimum flows
  • Uncertainty in forecasts
  • Municipal Wastewater Collection Systems
  • Corrosion processes and controls in municipal wastewater collection systems
  • Non biological corrosion processes
  • Microbiologically induced corrosion processes
  • Corrosion prediction models
  • Sulfide corrosion control
Hydraulics of Sewer
  • Hydraulic principles
  • Flow resistance
  • Self-cleansing in sanitary sewers
  • Design computations
  • Hydraulic continuity through manholes
  • Head loss in manholes
  • Water surface profiles
  • Service lateral slopes
  • Partial listing of current sewer analysis/design software
  • Energy
  • Orifices and Weirs
  • Friction Losses
  • Pressure Flow
  • Open-Channel Flow
  • Computer Applications
  • Flow master
Sanitary Sewer Systems
  • Energy concepts of sewer systems
  • Combined versus separate sewers
  • Layout of system
  • Curved sanitary sewers
  • Type of conduit
  • Ventilation
  • Depth of sanitary sewer
  • Flow velocities and design depths of flow
  • Average wastewater flows from different sources
  • Infiltration/ inflow
  • Infiltration/ ex filtration and low-pressure air testing
  • Design for various conditions
  • Relief sewers
  • Organization of computations
Sanitary Sewer Systems Design
  • Peaking factors
  • Minimum and maximum velocities
  • Self-cleansing velocities
  • Minimum pipe size
  • Capacity design
  • Infiltration
  • Sewer pipes
  • Separation of water main and sewers
  • Optimum bedding conditions
  • Cover
  • Ductile iron pipe location
  • Crossings
  • Manholes
Basic Hydrology
  • Rainfall
  • Rainfall Abstractions and Runoff Volume
Pipe capacity, slope, velocity, size, depth and material
  • Peaking factors
  • Sewer location and alignment requirements
  • Location in new subdivisions.
  • Location in existing streets
  • Location in unpaved areas
  • Easement sewer lines
  • Lines in drainage
  • Alignment
Trench loading conditions and pipe design
  • Manhole criteria
  • Spacing
  • Invert elevations
  • Special construction requirements
  • Drop connection criteria
  • Steps in the Design of a Sanitary
  • Sewer System
  • Step by step Example of Sanitary
  • Sewer Design
  • Control of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)
Sanitary Sewer Construction
  • Sewer Pipe Types in a Collection
  • System
  • Sanitary Sewer Primary appurtenances for sanitary sewers:
  • Manholes
  • Drop inlets to manholes
  • Building connections
  • Junction chambers
Water Reduction Measures: Per Capita Wastewater
  • Flows from Conventional Domestic Devices
  • Flow-Reduction Devices and Systems
Sanitary Sewer and Pump Stations
  • General pump station design
  • Self-priming pump station
  • Submersible pump station
  • Pumps and motors
  • Valve box
  • Wet well design criteria
  • Electrical work
  • Control panel
  • Pump station site
  • Pump station spare parts and completion
Wastewater System Components
  • Septic tank
  • Typical septic tank installation
  • Subsurface absorption field approval
  • Subsurface absorption trench
  • Infiltration chambers
  • Absorption trench system
  • Lagoons
  • Aerobic systems
  • Septic system additives
  • Waste water system failures
  • Typical sanitary sewer design criteria

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