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Getting Acquainted with Water Reticulation Design


A two-day course that will help attendees understand the fundamentals of water reticulation design.

Why Should an Individual Attend?

Attend this course and learn about:

  • The components of a complete water supply system
  • Legislation governing the provision of water supply in South Africa
  • Water treatment overview
  • Level of service for water supply
  • Methods of water distribution and selection of appropriate method for a community
  • The design of a water reticulation network and associated components

Program Outline


  • Introduction to water supply system
  • Current legislation and by laws relevant to the water supply
  • Objectives of a water supply system
  • Components of a water supply system
  • Planning of water supply and distribution systems
    • Outlining the planning process and stakeholder engagement
    • Investigation inputs for water supply projects
    • Methods of water supply and selection of appropriate method
    • Overview of water treatment processes
  • Design of water reticulation system
    • Resources for water reticulation design
    • Type of water distribution/reticulation network
    • Water supply considerations
    • Water demand and peak factors
    • Fire fighting water demand
    • Hydraulic analysis


  • Design of water reticulation systems continued
  • Recap of Day 1
  • Water treatment overview
    • Introduction to water treatment
    • Typical water treatment process
  • Pipe network analysis
    • Head balance method (Hardy cross)
    • Quantity balance method
    • Modelling software
    • Hydraulic integrity
  • Reservoir storage
    • Appropriate sizing and positioning of reservoirs
  • Specifications and construction considerations
    • Position of water pipelines
    • Pipe materials, class and sizes
    • Pipe laying
    • Hydrants, valves and chambers
    • Construction, filling, testing and sterilization
    • Design documentation

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff involved in water reticulation design.
  • Staff employed in local government and involved in water reticulation design, or about to become involved in the field.
  • Candidate engineers, technologists and technicians
  • Experienced personnel looking for a refresher in water reticulation design.
Dates and Times:
  • Thu 13 June 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Fri 14 June 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Online
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 440.00 excl. VAT
R 6 256.00 incl. VAT
CESA member fee: R5 198.00 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: TBA
CPD Points: 2