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Water & Wastewater Chemistry

Back to the Basics

Course Code: EO0107CA15

6 TCHs offered for NJ Water and Wastewater Operators
(License S, C, N, T, W, VSWS)

Water & Wastewater Chemistry

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 21, 2015
8:30am - 3:45pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Next offering planned for April 2016. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


This course presents the basic chemistry and treatment methodologies used in drinking water and wastewater operations.  Even if you aren't taking a licensing exam in the near future, let this class help you to review and reinforce the basics!

Course Objectives:
This one-day course will give participants the basic understanding of the chemical principles involved in water and wastewater treatment.  

Topics to be covered include:

  • Back to the Basics - balancing equations, chemical symbols, detection limits, scientific notation, etc.
  • Chemical contaminants of drinking water and NJDEP/USEPA MCLs/wastewater discharge limits
  • Wastewater treatment chemistry
  • Secondary "nuisance" chemicals related to water treatment
  • Chemical disinfection - including alternative disinfectants
  • The chemistry of corrosion control/impact to wastewater
  • The chemical principles of coagulation, flocculation & filtration
  • Basic chemical dosage calculations and problem solving

The April 21, 2015 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this water and wastewater chemistry course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5 Technical, 1 Government

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

PA Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 Recert Hours

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only) TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Water & Wastewater Chemistry: Back to the Basics" or Course Code EO0107) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.