May 2022

Holistic Approach to Municipal Pump and Valve Station Design

Please Note
This 3-day course is held over 3 weeks (Thursday, May 5; Thursday, May 12; and Thursday, May 19, 2022).
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Rachel Osterman at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: Registration and Login: 8:15 AM-8:30 AM Pacific Time
Day 1 (May 5): 8:30 AM–4:00 PM Pacific Time
Day 2 (May 12): 8:30 AM–4:00 PM Pacific Time
Day 3 (May 19): 8:30 AM–1:00 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC
Fellow, Engineers Canada
Credit: Eligible for 17.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $800.00 + GST = $840.00 until Apr 21, 2022

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $900.00 + GST = $945.00

Non-Registrant Price: $900.00 + GST = $945.00

Student Price: $450.00 + GST = $472.50
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This seminar provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals and terminology relating to both the mechanical and electrical aspects of municipal pump and valve station design.

Seminar Description

The Mechanical session on Day 1 covers water and wastewater pump physics and design, plus automatic valves and related appurtenances.

The Electrical session on Day 2 covers power distribution, motors, generators, control and instrumentation basics.

The Station Design session on Day 3 covers piping, fittings, conventional valves, and design fundamentals for water, wastewater, and pressure reducing stations.


Attendees will acquire an understanding of:

  • Basic physics and design for all types of water and wastewater pumps, leading to a comprehension of the proper application of pumps and how related factors affect their performance;
  • How automatic (pilot operated control) valves operate and how to select them for various waterworks applications;
  • Real world electrical distribution and equipment, including motors and generators;
  • Basic control system ladder logic development, along with the relationship to PLC/RTU programming;
  • Piping, fittings, and conventional valves; and
  • Basic station design guidelines and layout fundamentals for water and wastewater pumping and pressure reducing stations.

Target Audience

Engineers who are becoming involved in the design of municipal pump and valve stations, or those wanting to know how related mechanical or electrical equipment should be applied.


Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC

Fellow, Engineers Canada

Mr. Rhodes has had a unique career including a nearly even mix of both mechanical and electrical systems experience, and the appropriate relationships between them, while encompassing significant experience in the fields of sales, manufacturing, and consulting. He has found that many seemingly complex electrical and mechanical systems can usually be comprehended once their basic operating principles—including an awareness of the terminology—are understood.

For some 15 years with pump suppliers, he designed municipal package pumping systems, that included pumps, valves, piping, control systems, and of necessity he became a provincially licensed electrical contractor. He then worked with an automatic valve manufacturer located in Houston, Texas, ultimately becoming their Chief Engineer. He also has had two decades of consulting municipal engineering experience involving both mechanical and electrical systems.

Mr. Rhodes holds a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tulsa, is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, and is a member and past-chair of the AWWA Standards Committee on Pilot Operated Control Valves. He currently resides in Kelowna where he enjoys power boating on the nearby lakes.

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