Water Reticulation


Water reticulation covers the design, operation and maintenance of water distribution, storm water and wastewater collection systems. It includes the construction and maintenance of all public pipeworks, including pumping systems and access chambers.

Our water reticulation qualifications are suitable at people working at all levels in the water industry – from those who are new to the sector or transferring from another industry, through to skilled operators and technicians, and people managing teams and projects.



Performance criteria
Drinking-water distribution network reticulation systems are described in terms of supply security and peak flow management.
Range includes but is not limited to – reservoir detention, elevation considerations, costs of pumping and hour of day, control valves,
monitoring and control systems, service reservoirs, network configuration.
Service reservoirs are described in terms of their types, functions, construction, operation, security features, sampling access.
Range types of reservoirs include but are not limited to – surface reservoirs, underground reservoirs; functions – diurnal peak storage and attenuation, fire reserves, elevation control, supply loss storage, inlet and outlet arrangements, drain/overflow lines, valving; construction – materials, shape, inlet/outlet arrangements.
Drinking-water supply mains are described in terms of their functions, fittings, location, and sampling access.
Range service connections include but are not limited to – trunk mains, pumping mains, high pressure mains, reticulation mains, ringmains, rider mains;
location – plans, records; fittings include but are not limited to – valves, fire hydrants.
Pipe materials and fittings used in reticulation systems are described in terms of their features. Range life span, durability, potential effects on water quality, methods of testing, pressure rating, operational and installation problems.