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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Distribution Networks and Sewerage - M217002
Title: Distribuční sítě a stokování
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Šmejkalová Pavla Dr. Ing.
Wanner Jiří prof. Ing. DrSc.
Interchangeability : N217005
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Water supply and sewerage systems are part of the water management technical equipment, which together with product pipelines, transport, energy or telecommunications networks form the technical infrastructure ensuring the smooth operation of municipalities and the state. The course provides basic knowledge in the field of drinking water supply from public water supply systems, wastewater transport and operation and maintenance of sewerage networks.
Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

  • be aware of the legislative provisions relating to water transport
  • calculate the yield of a well
  • determine the water demand and design a water reservoir
  • basic hydraulic calculations of a water supply network
  • recognise the materials, objects and equipment of distribution and sewerage networks
  • assess the suitability of materials used for the construction of water supply systems and design appropriate anti-corrosion measures
  • the principles of construction, operation and maintenance of water supply and sewerage networks
Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Literature -

Savic D., Banyard J. K.: Water Distribution Systems. ICE Publishing, 2011

Shammas N. K., Wang L. K.: Water Engineering – Hydraulics, Distribution and Treatment. Wiley, 2016

Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Learning resources -

Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

successful passing a semester test (calculations)

Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Syllabus -

1. History of water structures

2. Legislation and water supply concepts

3. Water intake

4. Water demand

5. Potable water storage and transport

6. Basic hydraulics of water distribution system

7. Materials and objects of water supply system

8. Corrosion and encrustation

9. Water pipeline construction, operation and maintenance

10. Prague distribution system

11. History of wastewater disposal and treatment

12. Regulations and sewer system

13. Materials, objects and equipment of sewer system

14. Operation, maintenance and sizing principles of sewerage systems

3. Collection of underground water, capacity of underground sources

4. Collection of surface water, protection of surface water quality, water infiltration

5. Accumulation and transport of drinking water

6. Materials and objects of water networks

7. Aggressivity of water, corrosion and incrustation

8. Factors influencing the process of corrosion, processes of corrosion protection

9. Water quality in distribution systems

10. Drinking water demand and accumulation in reservoirs

11. Types of urbane drainage systems, combined and separated sewer systems

12. Materials of sewers

13. Objects and facilities in sewerage network

14. Operation and maintenance of sewers, the impact of sewer system on wastewater treatment plant

Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Course completion requirements -

successful passing a written exam (min. 51 %)

possibility of improving grades B - E:

  • by an exam in the remedial term
  • by prior agreement, because SIS allows registration for the next term only with an F result
  • with this procedure, there is no risk of deterioration of the grade
  • only the last grade (regardless of the number of attempts) is counted towards the academic average

Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (08.06.2023)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.7 20
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.3 36
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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