Book 1 Ch 2 - Source Water, Reservoir Mgmt., Intake Structures Practice Quiz 1 Flashcards


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1

A condition where surface waters warm rapidly, expand, and become lighter
than the lower, colder waters is called?

Thermal stratification

2

What are the three major water quality indicators that effect the efficiency of
copper sulfate as an algicide?

Alkalinity, algae species, and outdoor temperature

3

According to the SDWA, a Public Water System is one that:

Has at least 15 service connections and serves an average of 25 people daily for at least 60 days per year

4

Items essential to a sanitary survey include identification of potential hazards, the determination of factors that affect water quality and which other condition?

The amount of process waste products

The demand of the finished water product

Hiring of qualified operators

The selection of treatment requirements

5

If a lake has a surface area of 5 acres, what is the surface area as square feet?

217,800 sq ft

6

Convert 9,785,500 cubic feet to gallons

73,195,540 gallons

7

Aeration and Re-aeration are methods of what?

Reservoir destratification

8

A disagreeable rotten egg odor noticed in a groundwater source is caused by what?

Hydrogen sulfide

9

How many Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) will produce a water that is usually objectionable for aesthetic reasons?

5.0 NTU

10

Soft water, turbidity, suspended solids and microbial contamination are characteristics of what raw water source?

Surface water

11

Increases and decreases of a lake or reservoir pH during daylight hours are caused by what?

Photosynthesis

12

What Act was signed into law on December 16, 1974?

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

13

What is the most common primary algicide used in domestic water reservoirs?

Copper sulfate pentahydrate

14

What is an advantage of single-level intake structures?

They are less costly to operate and maintain

15

There are three basic rights to the use of water. Riparian and Prescriptive are two of the rights to the use of water, what is the third?

Appropriative

16

Who should conduct a new water supply sanitary survey?

Persons trained in public health engineering

17

Objectionable tastes and odors, shortened filter runs, fluctuating pH, dissolved oxygen depletion are all attributed to what?

Aquatic algal blooms