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Hydrotechnical facilities

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Course Unit Code546-0092/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KYN43prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
LAN116Ing. Silvie Drabinová, Ph.D.
The subject occupy preparation, planning, documentation, technical solution,
building, operation and servicing the facilities for hydrotechnical facilities
of citizens, industrial and agricultural development.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
This subject provides more detailed information about preparation, construction and operation of water facilities. A particular attention is paid to public water mains, fire water systems and in-house water supplies as well as public and in-house sewage networks, including documentation relating to such facilities.
Course Contents
1. Engineering networks and their reliability, technical equipment, spatial arrangement of technical equipment lines, principles of directional height lines.
2. Supply of appliances with drinking water, water supply systems, arrangement of distribution networks, height arrangement of water mains, water accumulation.
3. Water demand and its determination, non-uniformity of water demand, calculation of water demand, guide numbers of water demand.
4. External and internal fire water mains, the need for fire water, internal water mains, requirements for internal water mains and their calculations.
 5. Construction of water supply networks, technical requirements, pipe materials, pipeline installation, corrosion protection, water supply connections.
 6. Pressure tests of water pipes, water flow measurement, types of meters, meter readings.
  7. Operation of public water mains, operating rules, operational documentation and records, water quality control.
  8. Water losses in pipe networks, causes of loss, search for hidden faults in water mains, repairs of faults in water networks.
   9. Sewer networks, sewer systems, objects on sewers, connections, internal sewers, alternative methods of wastewater drainage.
 10. Operation of sewer networks, operating rules, operating documentation, sewer rules, water quality control.
 11. Organizational arrangement of public water supply and sewerage, current state of the field, principles of economics of the field of water supply and sewerage.
  12. Water law, Water Act, Water Supply and Sewerage Act and other related legal regulations.
   13. Spatial planning, Building regulations, principles of investment process in water management, Administrative Code.
   14. Renewal and evaluation of public water supply and sewerage infrastructure, renewal plans, trenchless technologies for renewal of water supply and sewerage networks.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
TWORT, Alan C., Ratnayaka, D. and Malcolm J., BRAND. Water supply, London IWA Publishing 2000, ISBN 978-0-340-72018-9.
NOVÁK, Josef. Příručka provozovatele vodovodní sítě. Líbeznice u Prahy: Medim, c2003. ISBN 80-238-9946-5.
KYNCL, Miroslav. Hydrotechnická vybavenost. Ostrava: VŠB – Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2008. ISBN 978-80-248-1685-2.
Vodní zákon č. 254/2001 Sb. a navazující předpisy v platném znění.
BRANDT, Malcom J., K. Michael JOHNSON, Andrew J. ELPHINSTON a Don D. RATNAYAKA. Twort's Water Supply. 7th Edition. London: IWA Publishing 2000, ISBN 978-0-340-72018-9.
Recommended Reading:
KRIŠ, Jozef. Water treatment. Ostrava: Montanex, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7225-389-0.
KYNCL, Miroslav a Silvie HEVIÁNKOVÁ. Udržitelné systémy veřejných vodovodů a veřejných kanalizací. Ústí nad Labem: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem, Fakulta životního prostředí, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7414-799-9.
NOVÁK, Josef. Příručka provozovatele vodovodní sítě. Líbeznice u Prahy: Medim, c2003. ISBN 80-238-9946-5.
Stavební zákon č. 183/2006 Sb. a navazující předpisy v platném znění.
KRIŠ, Jozef. Water treatment. Ostrava: Montanex, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7225-389-0.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Terrain work, Field trip
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 18