Course code THT261

THT261 Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage

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Course responsible: Ulf Rydningen, Arve Heistad
Teachers: Vegard Nilsen, Oddvar Georg Lindholm
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2013V
Preferential right:


1.            students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

2.            students on the following study programmes: M-VM and M-IØ

3.            students with most ECTS credits

It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

Course contents:
Plans and design of systems for water supply, drainage and wastewater. Precipitation and surface water, urban hydrology and flood estimations. Transport network for water supply and waste water with their components, water demand, discharge of wastewater, ground water for water supply and well drilling. Renewal and rehabilitation of transport network and protection against pollution of water sources.
Learning outcome:
The students will be able to address the following phases in the water supply and waste water treatment projects: idea, planning, dimensioning, rehabilitation and sanitation of older installations. The students will learn planning and dimensioning of infrastructure elements for water and waste water. These are transport network, transport systems, pumps and other related equipment for water supply and municipal waste water.
Learning activities:
1) Lectures. 2) Project papers/term paper. 3) Demonstrations of equipment. 4) Exercises from previously given examination papers or other relevant assignments. 5) Excursion that gives an insight into practice.
Teaching support:
Course responsible offers academic guidance during office hours.
-'Vann- og avløpsteknikk', Book from Norsk Vann. Handouts, including litterature on rehabilitation and renewal of the VA-network. Handouts on well digging. (In Canvas)
Basic knowledge of hydraulics, equivalent to TPS210 Fluid mechanics 2: Engineering.
Recommended prerequisites:
A basic course that includes hydrogeology (ground water).
Mandatory activity:
The term paper must receive a passing grade.
Written examination, 3.5 hours.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 10 credits, approx. 300 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
5 ECTS credit reduction with THT200.
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 45 hours. Excursion: approx. 5 hours. Exercises: app. 10 hours. Project assignment: approx. 2 weeks' work.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F