Exam Study Guide: Water Supply Evaluation

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When faced with a licensing exam, don't struggle with test anxiety! Use the question below and others from our Exam Study Guide series to properly study and prepare for exam questions. Take a look at this sample wastewater treatment licensing question along with an explanation of the correct answer.

Sample question:

A detailed evaluation and/or inspection of a water supply source and all conveyances, storage, treatment and distribution facilities to ensure protection of the water supply from all pollution sources is a:

A) Contamination survey
B) Raw water survey
C) Sanitary survey
D) Safe water survey

This survey is completed by the local health department and is intended to ensure that all applied regulations — including record keeping, operator certification, approved treatment technology and source management — are met. The survey also includes an inspection of the finished water storage network and the quality control procedures used to ensure the public receives a safe water product. Ground water systems are inspected every five years, and a surface water source is inspected every three years.

The correct answer is: C) A sanitary survey.

About the author
Mike Smith is program coordinator and lead faculty of the Water Quality Management program at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo. He has been in charge of the multifaceted training program since 1996.


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