Autumn in the state of Indiana is a beautiful time of year and a great time to make a trip to the southern region of Indiana. So on October 27th, Wastewater 101 made its way to the Monroe Water Plant in the City of Bloomington, Indiana. This session was a 6-hour basic Math course in preparation for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Water Operator Certification Exam given next week.
Basic Math covers converting inches to feet, percent to decimal points and back, MGD to gallons and back, finding averages, finding the area and volume of circular and rectangular tanks, length of weir in rectangular and circular tanks, Celsius and Fahrenheit, cuft/gallons/pounds, converting time, using the Davidson pie chart to figure loadings as well as common calculations, psi, loss of head and velocity.
I want to wish the operators good luck on their Water Operator exam next week and I hope to be part of their training in the future.
The Monroe Water Treatment Plant was built in 1967 and has a capacity of 24 million gallons a day and treats 5 billion gallons per year. Once water has been taken up by the intake pumps, it is transported to the nearby Monroe Water Treatment Plant for treatment. The treatment plant uses both chemical and physical means to remove contaminants from the raw lake water. It takes approximately 4.5 to 5 hours for a particular drop of water to pass through the entire treatment system. Once in the treatment plant, water flows through the system by gravity.