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Kansas Water Treatment Operator 1 Certification practice test. Based on KDHE study guide


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  • 1. 

    When Collecting a distribution system sample for bacteriological testing, the person collecting the sample should allow the water to run ____ before filling the sample bottle.

    • A.

      As long as necessary to permit clearing of the service line

    • B.

      1 hr

    • C.

      30 min

    • D.

      Only a few seconds

    Correct Answer
    A. As long as necessary to permit clearing of the service line
    Explanation
    When collecting a distribution system sample for bacteriological testing, it is important for the person collecting the sample to allow the water to run as long as necessary to permit clearing of the service line. This is because the water in the service line may contain stagnant water or sediments that could potentially contaminate the sample. By allowing the water to run until it clears, any potential contaminants can be flushed out, ensuring a more accurate and representative sample for testing.

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  • 2. 

    The Volume of a Cylinder with a radius of 5ft and a height of 8 ft is ___ cubic FT

    • A.

      157

    • B.

      328

    • C.

      451

    • D.

      628

    Correct Answer
    D. 628
    Explanation
    Volume of a cylinder from radius = P(pie = 3.14) X Radius square (Radius X Radius) X height
    = 3.14 X (5ft radius X 5ft radius) X 8 ft high
    = 3.14 X 25 ft square X 8ft high = 628 Cubic Feet

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  • 3. 

    The volume of a 100FT diameter tank that is 12ft deep is ____ Cubic FT

    • A.

      94,200

    • B.

      98,600

    • C.

      103,300

    • D.

      285,200

    Correct Answer
    A. 94,200
    Explanation
    Volume of a cylinder from diameter = .785 X diameter square(diameter X Diameter) X depth
    = .785 X (100 ft diameter X 100ft diameter) X 12ft deep
    = .785 X 10,000 square ft X 12 ft = 94,200 Cubic feet

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  • 4. 

    A chemical commonly used to raise pH is

    • A.

      Alum

    • B.

      Calgon

    • C.

      Chlorine

    • D.

      Lime

    Correct Answer
    D. Lime
    Explanation
    Lime is commonly used to raise the pH level in various applications, such as in water treatment, agriculture, and gardening. It is an alkaline substance that reacts with acidic components, neutralizing them and increasing the pH level. Lime is often added to acidic soils to make them more suitable for plant growth by reducing soil acidity. Additionally, lime is used in water treatment processes to raise the pH level and reduce acidity, making the water less corrosive and more suitable for consumption.

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  • 5. 

    Black stains on plumbing fixtures might be attributed to

    • A.

      Calcium

    • B.

      Copper

    • C.

      Magnesium

    • D.

      Manganese

    Correct Answer
    D. Manganese
    Explanation
    Black stains on plumbing fixtures might be attributed to manganese. Manganese is a naturally occurring element that can be present in water sources. When water containing manganese comes into contact with plumbing fixtures, it can react and form black stains. This is especially common in areas with high levels of manganese in the water supply.

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  • 6. 

    One Kilogram equals ____ grams

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1000

    • D.

      10,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1000
    Explanation
    The metric system is based on powers of ten, which means that each unit is ten times larger or smaller than the one before or after it. In this case, one kilogram is equal to 1000 grams because the prefix "kilo-" means "thousand." Therefore, to convert from kilograms to grams, we multiply the number of kilograms by 1000.

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  • 7. 

    The indicator organisms used to determine contamination of drinking water are

    • A.

      Coliform group

    • B.

      Giardia lamblia

    • C.

      Iron bacteria

    • D.

      Salmonella

    Correct Answer
    A. Coliform group
    Explanation
    The coliform group of organisms is used as an indicator to determine the contamination of drinking water. This group includes bacteria such as Escherichia coli, which are commonly found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. If coliform bacteria are present in drinking water, it suggests that there may be fecal contamination and the potential presence of other harmful pathogens. Therefore, monitoring the levels of coliform bacteria is an important way to assess the safety and quality of drinking water.

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  • 8. 

    The packing around the shaft of a centrifugal pump should be

    • A.

      In good condition

    • B.

      Kept as tight as possible

    • C.

      Replaced once a month

    • D.

      Tightened just enough to allow an occasional drop of liquid to escape

    Correct Answer
    D. Tightened just enough to allow an occasional drop of liquid to escape
    Explanation
    The packing around the shaft of a centrifugal pump should be tightened just enough to allow an occasional drop of liquid to escape. This is because if the packing is too loose, excessive leakage can occur, leading to wastage of liquid and potential damage to the pump. On the other hand, if the packing is too tight, it can cause excessive friction, leading to overheating and premature wear of the packing material. Therefore, maintaining a slight leakage ensures proper lubrication and cooling of the packing, while minimizing leakage and avoiding excessive wear.

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  • 9. 

    The chemical symbol for iron is

    • A.

      Al

    • B.

      Ca

    • C.

      Fe

    • D.

      Ir

    Correct Answer
    C. Fe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fe because Fe is the chemical symbol for iron. Chemical symbols are shorthand representations of elements, and Fe is derived from the Latin word for iron, "ferrum."

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  • 10. 

    One pound per square inch of pressure will raise water ____ Feet

    • A.

      2.31

    • B.

      10.5

    • C.

      62.5

    • D.

      1728

    Correct Answer
    A. 2.31
    Explanation
    The answer is 2.31. This is because 1 pound per square inch (psi) of pressure will raise water to a height of 2.31 feet. This is a commonly used conversion factor in fluid dynamics and is derived from the relationship between pressure and the height of a fluid column.

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  • 11. 

    Static head is defined as the

    • A.

      Energy of motion of the water

    • B.

      Pressure due to depth or elevation of the water

    • C.

      Pressure loss in the line due to friction

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Pressure due to depth or elevation of the water
    Explanation
    Static head is defined as the pressure due to the depth or elevation of the water. In other words, it is the potential energy of the water at a certain point in a system. This pressure is caused by the weight of the water above that point, and it remains constant as long as there are no changes in elevation or depth. The other options, energy of motion of the water and pressure loss in the line due to friction, are not correct definitions of static head.

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  • 12. 

    What is the volume of a settling tank 100ft long, 25ft wide, and 8ft deep?

    • A.

      16,000 cubic feet

    • B.

      20,000 cubic feet

    • C.

      25,000 cubic feet

    • D.

      36,200 cubic feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 20,000 cubic feet
    Explanation
    Volume of a rectangle = Length X Width X depth
    = 100ft X 25ft X 8ft = 20,000 cubic feet

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  • 13. 

    What is used to detect chlorine leaks ?

    • A.

      10 percent solution of aluminum sulfate

    • B.

      10 percent solution of ammonia hydroxide

    • C.

      10 percent solution of calcium hydroxide

    • D.

      10 percent solution of sodium hydroxide

    Correct Answer
    B. 10 percent solution of ammonia hydroxide
    Explanation
    A 10 percent solution of ammonia hydroxide is used to detect chlorine leaks. Ammonia reacts with chlorine to form a white cloud of ammonium chloride, which is visible and indicates the presence of chlorine gas. This solution is commonly used in industries where chlorine is used or stored, such as water treatment plants or chemical manufacturing facilities, to quickly identify leaks and take necessary safety measures.

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  • 14. 

    The pressure gauge reading at the base of a tank filled to a depth of 1 ft is ___ PSI

    • A.

      144

    • B.

      62.4

    • C.

      0.433

    • D.

      0.231

    Correct Answer
    C. 0.433
    Explanation
    1 psi = 2.31 ft dividing your pressure by footage gives you the per food pressure.
    1/2.31 = 0.4329 rounded up to .433

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  • 15. 

    The multiple tube fermentation test consists of three distinct tests. These tests, in the order performed, are the

    • A.

      Preliminary, confirmed, and completed tests

    • B.

      Preliminary, presumptive and confirmed tests

    • C.

      Presumptive, confirmed and completed tests

    • D.

      Presumptive, preliminary, and completed tests

    Correct Answer
    C. Presumptive, confirmed and completed tests
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Presumptive, confirmed and completed tests". The multiple tube fermentation test is a series of tests used to detect the presence of coliform bacteria in water samples. The presumptive test is the first step, where lactose fermentation is observed to determine the presence of coliforms. The confirmed test is performed to confirm the presence of coliforms by using specific media and biochemical tests. Finally, the completed test is conducted to determine the presence of E. coli, a specific type of coliform bacteria. Therefore, the correct order of the tests in the multiple tube fermentation test is presumptive, confirmed, and completed.

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  • 16. 

    Chlorine gas is

    • A.

      The same weight by volume as air.

    • B.

      Lighter than air.

    • C.

      Lighter than air only when under pressure.

    • D.

      Denser than air.

    Correct Answer
    D. Denser than air.
    Explanation
    Chlorine gas is denser than air because it has a higher density compared to the density of air. This means that chlorine gas will sink and settle at the bottom when released in an open environment.

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  • 17. 

    Polyphosphates may be used in water treatment to retard corrosion and

    • A.

      Adjust pH

    • B.

      Calcium scale

    • C.

      Reduce chlorine demand

    • D.

      Reduce taste and odor.

    Correct Answer
    B. Calcium scale
    Explanation
    Polyphosphates are commonly used in water treatment to prevent the formation of calcium scale. Calcium scale refers to the buildup of calcium deposits on surfaces, such as pipes and fixtures, which can restrict water flow and reduce the efficiency of water treatment equipment. By using polyphosphates, the formation of calcium scale can be inhibited, helping to maintain the performance and longevity of water treatment systems.

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  • 18. 

    Calcium hypochlorite is formulated as a

    • A.

      Coagulant

    • B.

      Gas

    • C.

      Liquid

    • D.

      Powder

    Correct Answer
    D. Powder
    Explanation
    Calcium hypochlorite is formulated as a powder. Powdered form is commonly used for calcium hypochlorite because it is easier to handle and store compared to other forms such as gas or liquid. Powdered calcium hypochlorite can be easily dissolved in water to create a solution that can be used as a disinfectant or sanitizer. Additionally, the powder form allows for precise measurement and control of the amount of calcium hypochlorite used, making it a convenient choice for various applications such as water treatment and swimming pool maintenance.

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  • 19. 

    Chlorine leaks in metal container tend to

    • A.

      Become larger

    • B.

      Become smaller

    • C.

      Remain the same size

    • D.

      Seal themselves

    Correct Answer
    A. Become larger
    Explanation
    Chlorine leaks in a metal container tend to become larger because chlorine is a highly reactive gas. It readily reacts with metals, causing corrosion and weakening the container's structure. As the corrosion progresses, the leaks gradually increase in size, allowing more chlorine to escape. This can be dangerous as chlorine is toxic and can cause respiratory problems and other health issues. Therefore, it is important to address and fix chlorine leaks promptly to prevent them from becoming larger and posing a greater risk.

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  • 20. 

    Determining the pH of water is one of the important test of water quality. The results of the pH test indicate the

    • A.

      Chlorine residual

    • B.

      Hydrogen ion activity

    • C.

      Presence of coliform organisms

    • D.

      Presence of iron

    Correct Answer
    B. Hydrogen ion activity
    Explanation
    Determining the pH of water is important for assessing its quality. The pH test measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water, which indicates its acidity or alkalinity. The hydrogen ion activity is a measure of how many hydrogen ions are present in the water, and it is used to determine the water's pH level. Therefore, the correct answer is hydrogen ion activity.

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  • 21. 

    Leakage from a packing gland should be approximately

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      One drop per second

    • C.

      One drop per minute

    • D.

      30 drops per hour

    Correct Answer
    B. One drop per second
    Explanation
    Leakage from a packing gland should be approximately one drop per second. This is because a packing gland is used to prevent leakage in a system, such as a pipe or valve. If there is excessive leakage, it can indicate a faulty or worn-out packing gland, which needs to be repaired or replaced. Therefore, the ideal leakage rate is minimal, and one drop per second is considered an acceptable level of leakage.

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  • 22. 

    A chlorine cylinder valve is thought to be leaking. If ammonia vapor is passed near the valve, the presence of a leak would be indicated by

    • A.

      A loud noise

    • B.

      A red vapor

    • C.

      A rotten egg odor

    • D.

      White smoke

    Correct Answer
    D. White smoke
    Explanation
    Passing ammonia vapor near a chlorine cylinder valve can cause a reaction between chlorine and ammonia, resulting in the formation of white smoke. This reaction is known as the ammonium chloride smoke test and is commonly used to detect leaks in chlorine systems. The white smoke indicates the presence of a leak, as the reaction produces solid particles of ammonium chloride that appear as a visible white smoke.

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  • 23. 

    If a fire hydrant requires a nozzle pressure of 100 PSI, what head of water must be used to supply it?

    • A.

      231 ft

    • B.

      63.3 ft

    • C.

      32.1 ft

    • D.

      21 ft

    Correct Answer
    A. 231 ft
    Explanation
    1PSI = 2.31 ft
    so multiply 2.31 ft per psi by needed psi
    2.31*100=231

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  • 24. 

    A water main should be disinfected

    • A.

      When the pipe is in the storage yard

    • B.

      After the pipe is delivered to the job site

    • C.

      After the pipe is laid in place

    • D.

      At the manufacturer's plant.

    Correct Answer
    C. After the pipe is laid in place
    Explanation
    The correct answer is after the pipe is laid in place. Disinfecting the water main after it is laid in place ensures that any potential contaminants or bacteria that may have entered the pipe during construction or transportation are eliminated. This step is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of the water supply before it is put into use. Disinfecting the pipe in the storage yard, after delivery to the job site, or at the manufacturer's plant would not address the potential contamination that could occur during the installation process.

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  • 25. 

    Carbon dioxide in water will

    • A.

      Decrease turbidity

    • B.

      Increase turbidity

    • C.

      Lower pH

    • D.

      Increase pH

    Correct Answer
    C. Lower pH
    Explanation
    When carbon dioxide dissolves in water, it forms carbonic acid. This carbonic acid lowers the pH of the water, making it more acidic. Therefore, the correct answer is "lower pH."

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  • 26. 

    A pneumatic ejector lifts water from low points to higher levels. The device used to achieve this is a(n)

    • A.

      Air compressor

    • B.

      Axial flow pump

    • C.

      Centrifugal pump

    • D.

      Plunger-type pump

    Correct Answer
    A. Air compressor
    Explanation
    An air compressor is used to generate compressed air, which is then used to power the pneumatic ejector. The compressed air creates pressure that lifts the water from low points to higher levels. Therefore, an air compressor is the device used to achieve this task.

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  • 27. 

    Pressure is commonly measured in

    • A.

      British thermal units

    • B.

      Million gallons per day

    • C.

      Milligrams per liter

    • D.

      Pounds per square inch

    • E.

    Correct Answer
    D. Pounds per square inch
    Explanation
    Pressure is commonly measured in pounds per square inch (psi) because it provides a convenient unit for measuring the force exerted by a fluid or gas on a given area. The pound is a unit of force, and the square inch represents the area over which the force is distributed. This measurement is widely used in various industries, such as engineering, physics, and meteorology, to quantify and compare pressure levels. It allows for easy conversion between different units of pressure and is a standard unit in many countries.

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  • 28. 

    Mechanical seals are being installed in pumps because

    • A.

      Packing requires an undesirable leakage that seals eliminate

    • B.

      Seals prevent cross connections with potable water

    • C.

      Seals will take more shaft misalignment than packing

    • D.

      There is a shortage of good packing available on the market.

    Correct Answer
    A. Packing requires an undesirable leakage that seals eliminate
    Explanation
    Mechanical seals are being installed in pumps because packing, which is an alternative sealing method, tends to have undesirable leakage. Mechanical seals eliminate this leakage by providing a more effective and reliable sealing solution.

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  • 29. 

    Which one of the following items must be replaced when connecting a new chlorine cylinder?

    • A.

      Air and water regulator

    • B.

      Fiber washer

    • C.

      Needle valve and seat

    • D.

      Pressure regulator

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiber washer
    Explanation
    When connecting a new chlorine cylinder, the fiber washer must be replaced. The fiber washer is a crucial component that forms a tight seal between the cylinder and the connection point. Replacing the fiber washer ensures that there are no leaks or gas escaping from the connection, which is important for safety reasons.

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  • 30. 

    A major cause of pump and motor shaft coupling wear is a

    • A.

      Discharge pressure too high

    • B.

      Low suction pressure

    • C.

      Misalignment between pumps and motor flanges.

    • D.

      Worn-out seal.

    Correct Answer
    C. Misalignment between pumps and motor flanges.
    Explanation
    Misalignment between pumps and motor flanges can cause excessive wear on the pump and motor shaft coupling. When the pumps and motor flanges are not properly aligned, it creates uneven pressure and stress on the coupling, leading to accelerated wear and potential failure. This misalignment can occur due to various reasons such as improper installation, vibrations, or thermal expansion. It is important to ensure proper alignment during installation and regularly inspect and maintain the alignment to prevent coupling wear.

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  • 31. 

    Filters in a water treatment process are primarily for removing or reducing

    • A.

      Calcium and magnesium

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Tastes and odors

    • D.

      Turbidity

    Correct Answer
    D. Turbidity
    Explanation
    Filters in a water treatment process are primarily used to remove or reduce turbidity. Turbidity refers to the cloudiness or haziness of water caused by suspended particles such as sediment, clay, or organic matter. These particles can make the water appear dirty and can also affect its taste and smell. By passing the water through a filter, these particles are trapped and removed, resulting in clearer and cleaner water.

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  • 32. 

    A water treatment plant receives an average flow of 261 gpm. What is the daily total flow at the plant?

    • A.

      .32 mgd

    • B.

      .38 mgd

    • C.

      .48 mgd

    • D.

      1.4 mgd

    Correct Answer
    B. .38 mgd
    Explanation
    261 gpm * 60 minutes in a hour = 15,660 gph * 24 hours per day = 375,840 gpd / 1 million = .37584 mgd rounded to .38 mgd

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  • 33. 

    The free chlorine residual in water is the amount of

    • A.

      Chlorine applied as measured in milligrams per liter

    • B.

      Chlorine in raw water as it comes from the stream, reservoir, or well

    • C.

      Chlorides in water

    • D.

      Uncombined chlorine that remains in the water after the chlorine has been applied and allowed to react.

    Correct Answer
    D. Uncombined chlorine that remains in the water after the chlorine has been applied and allowed to react.
    Explanation
    The free chlorine residual in water refers to the uncombined chlorine that remains in the water after the chlorine has been applied and allowed to react. It is measured in milligrams per liter and indicates the amount of chlorine that is still present in the water and available for disinfection purposes. This residual chlorine helps to ensure that the water remains safe and free from harmful bacteria and pathogens.

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  • 34. 

    The chemical name for muriatic acid is

    • A.

      Sulfuric acid

    • B.

      Phosphoric acid

    • C.

      Hydrochloric acid

    • D.

      Carbonic acid

    Correct Answer
    C. Hydrochloric acid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hydrochloric acid. Muriatic acid is another name for hydrochloric acid, which is a strong, corrosive acid commonly used in various industries and household cleaning products. It is produced by dissolving hydrogen chloride gas in water and is known for its strong acidic properties. Sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, and carbonic acid are different types of acids with their own chemical compositions and properties.

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  • 35. 

    A chlorine residual in water can be determined by using the reagent

    • A.

      Diethyl-p-phjenylenediamne (DPD)

    • B.

      Ehtylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)

    • C.

      Polychlorinated byphenols (PCB)

    • D.

      Sodium thiosulfate (Na2S2O3)

    Correct Answer
    A. Diethyl-p-phjenylenediamne (DPD)
    Explanation
    Diethyl-p-phenylenediamine (DPD) is a reagent commonly used to determine the chlorine residual in water. It reacts with chlorine to form a colored compound, which can be measured using a colorimeter or spectrophotometer. This method is widely used in water treatment processes and pool maintenance to ensure that the chlorine levels are within the desired range for disinfection purposes. Therefore, DPD is the correct reagent for determining chlorine residual in water.

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  • 36. 

    The most important use of chlorine in water treatment is as a(n)

    • A.

      Aid to coagulation

    • B.

      Algicide

    • C.

      Disinfectant

    • D.

      Oxidant for iron and manganese

    Correct Answer
    C. Disinfectant
    Explanation
    Chlorine is widely used as a disinfectant in water treatment because it effectively kills bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms present in the water. It helps in preventing the spread of waterborne diseases and ensures that the water is safe for consumption. Chlorine is able to penetrate the cell walls of microorganisms and disrupt their metabolic processes, leading to their inactivation. Additionally, chlorine has a residual effect, meaning it remains in the water to provide continued protection against recontamination as the water travels through the distribution system.

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  • 37. 

    What is the approximate volume in gallons occupied by 15,000 cubic feet of water?

    • A.

      22,100 gallons

    • B.

      112,200 gallons

    • C.

      120,000 gallons

    • D.

      210,000 gallons

    Correct Answer
    B. 112,200 gallons
    Explanation
    7.48 gal to 1 cu ft so... 15,000 cu ft X 7.48 gal per cu ft = 112,200 gallons of water in 15,000 cubic feet.

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  • 38. 

    The difference between the amount of chlorine added to water and the amount of residual chlorine remaining at the end of a specified contact period is

    • A.

      The dosage

    • B.

      Free available chlorine

    • C.

      Chlorine residual

    • D.

      Chlorine demand.

    Correct Answer
    D. Chlorine demand.
    Explanation
    The term "chlorine demand" refers to the difference between the amount of chlorine added to water and the amount of residual chlorine remaining after a specified contact period. It represents the amount of chlorine that is consumed or used up by the water to disinfect it. This measurement is important in determining the appropriate dosage of chlorine needed to effectively treat the water and ensure that a sufficient amount of residual chlorine remains to maintain its disinfecting properties.

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  • 39. 

    Water that requires a large amount of soap to produce an acceptable lather is termed

    • A.

      Corrosive

    • B.

      Hard

    • C.

      Soft

    • D.

      Turbid

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard
    Explanation
    Hard water contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals react with soap, forming insoluble compounds that reduce its effectiveness. As a result, more soap is required to produce a satisfactory lather.

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  • 40. 

    A pump may be damaged if it is started with the discharge valve closed, it the pump is a(n)

    • A.

      Turbine pump

    • B.

      Positive-displacement pump

    • C.

      Centrifugal pump

    • D.

      Axial-flow pump

    Correct Answer
    B. Positive-displacement pump
    Explanation
    A positive-displacement pump operates by trapping a fixed amount of fluid and then forcing it into the discharge pipe. If the discharge valve is closed when the pump is started, the fluid has nowhere to go and pressure builds up rapidly within the pump. This can cause damage to the pump components, such as seals, valves, or the pump casing, due to the excessive pressure. Therefore, starting a positive-displacement pump with the discharge valve closed can lead to pump damage.

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  • 41. 

    Prepared water sample bottles used for collecting samples for bacteriological examination contain sodium thiosulfate crystals. It is important not to rinse out the sample bottle because the sodium thiosulfate

    • A.

      Eliminates the need for refrigerating the sample

    • B.

      Holds the pH at a constant value

    • C.

      Kills any pathogens that may be present in the sample

    • D.

      Neutralizes any chlorine present in the sample

    Correct Answer
    D. Neutralizes any chlorine present in the sample
    Explanation
    Sodium thiosulfate in the prepared water sample bottles neutralizes any chlorine present in the sample. Chlorine is often added to water as a disinfectant, but it can interfere with bacteriological examination. By neutralizing the chlorine, the sodium thiosulfate ensures that the sample is not contaminated and accurate results can be obtained.

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  • 42. 

    Velocity of flow in water mains is usually expressed in terms of

    • A.

      Feet per second

    • B.

      Gallons per minute

    • C.

      Liters per foot

    • D.

      Milligrams per litre

    Correct Answer
    A. Feet per second
    Explanation
    Velocity of flow in water mains is usually expressed in terms of feet per second because it is a commonly used unit for measuring the speed of fluid flow. Feet per second provides a clear and easily understandable measurement of how quickly water is moving through the pipes. It is a practical unit for engineers and technicians to assess the efficiency and performance of the water distribution system, as well as to determine the pressure and flow rates in the mains.

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  • 43. 

    A pH reading of 6.0 in raw water indicates the sample is

    • A.

      Acid

    • B.

      Alkaline

    • C.

      Basic

    • D.

      Neutral

    Correct Answer
    A. Acid
    Explanation
    A pH reading of 6.0 indicates that the sample is slightly acidic. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is considered acidic, and as 6.0 is below 7, it falls into the acidic range.

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  • 44. 

    The tempurature of water in a stream is 10 degrees Celsius. What is the equivalent temperature in degrees Fahrenheit?

    • A.

      82 F

    • B.

      56 F

    • C.

      50 F

    • D.

      42 F

    Correct Answer
    C. 50 F
    Explanation
    the formula for Celsius to Fahrenheit is (c)*1.8+32 = (10*1.8)+32 = 50

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  • 45. 

    A grab sample represents

    • A.

      The quality of water at the time the sample was taken.

    • B.

      Approximately 2 L of water

    • C.

      A time-proportional sample

    • D.

      A flow-proportional sample

    Correct Answer
    A. The quality of water at the time the sample was taken.
    Explanation
    A grab sample represents the quality of water at the time the sample was taken. This means that the sample provides information about the condition of the water at the specific moment it was collected. It does not necessarily reflect the overall quality of the water source over a period of time. Grab samples are commonly used to assess the immediate characteristics and properties of water, such as its chemical composition or the presence of pollutants, at a specific location and time.

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  • 46. 

    The pH scale runs from

    • A.

      0 - 14

    • B.

      0 - 7

    • C.

      7 - 14

    • D.

      1 - 15

    Correct Answer
    A. 0 - 14
    Explanation
    The pH scale is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It ranges from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is considered neutral, indicating a balanced concentration of hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions. Therefore, the correct answer is 0 - 14, as it correctly represents the full range of the pH scale.

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  • 47. 

    Five gallons of water weigh ______ LB

    • A.

      8.34

    • B.

      37.5

    • C.

      41.7

    • D.

      83.4

    Correct Answer
    C. 41.7
    Explanation
    8.34 lb for 1 gallon of water so 5 gallons * 8.34 lb per gallon = 41.7lbs

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  • 48. 

    What is the approximate weight, in pounds, of 50,000 gal of water?

    • A.

      41,000 lb.

    • B.

      71,000 lb.

    • C.

      170,000 lb

    • D.

      417,000 lb

    Correct Answer
    D. 417,000 lb
    Explanation
    8.34 lbs per gallon so... 50,000 gallons and 8.34 lbs = 50,000*8.34= 417,000

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  • 49. 

    The flow is 35,000 gpd. this is _____MGD.

    • A.

      .35

    • B.

      .035

    • C.

      .0035

    • D.

      .00035

    Correct Answer
    B. .035
    Explanation
    35,000 gpd /1 million = .035

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  • 50. 

    The most important factor affecting the useful life of piping is

    • A.

      The ability of the material used to resist internal and external corrosion

    • B.

      The depth of the pipe

    • C.

      The flexibility of the pipe

    • D.

      The smoothness of the pipe.

    Correct Answer
    A. The ability of the material used to resist internal and external corrosion
    Explanation
    The ability of the material used to resist internal and external corrosion is the most important factor affecting the useful life of piping. Corrosion can significantly weaken the structural integrity of the pipe, leading to leaks, failures, and reduced lifespan. Piping materials that are resistant to corrosion, such as stainless steel or corrosion-resistant alloys, are preferred in order to ensure the longevity and reliability of the piping system.

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