Syllabus for Distribution and Treatment of Drinking Water

Ledningsnät och dricksvattenberedning

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV441
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2013-05-06
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2013
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits of which 90 credits in Technical or Natural Sciences including Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Measurement Techniques 15 credits.

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • identify suitable fresh water sources for municipal and industrial use
  • construct of flow diagram containing the principle processes for surface water and groundwater treatment in the production of drinking water
  • suggest treatment methods for fresh water extracted from groundwater and surface water
  • explain the basic principles of a distribution network for drinking water with distribution from a water work to one or more reservoirs.
  • describe how a water distribution network and a reservoir interact, primarily during a day and from day to day,
  • explain the basic principlies of a sewer system, including combined and duplicated sewage distribution networks.


Raw water sources, i.e., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, groundwater, that can be exploited for drinking water production. Common methods for drinking water treatment from different sources. Flow-Charts for a typical municipal water treatment plant. Design of pipe networks having one or more connected water treatment plants. Estimation of hydraulic dimensions of water and sewage distribution systems (designed flow) .


Lectures, laboratories and exercises.


Written examination (3 credits). Laboratory reports and exercises (2 credits).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Water Treatment - Principles and Design (2nd Edition)

    John Wiley & Sons, 2005

    Find in the library

  • Dricksvattenteknik. : 2 Grundvatten

    1. utg.: Stockholm: Svenskt vatten, 2010

    Find in the library

  • Dricksvattenteknik. : 3 Ytvatten

    1. utg.: Stockholm: Svenskt vatten, 2010

    Find in the library

  • Lindström, Viveka Vårt vatten - Grundläggande lärobok i vatten- och avloppsteknik

    Svenskt vatten, 2012

Last modified: 2022-04-26