ACRP BOOKS

ACR Publication training manuals are designed with learning in mind. Each manual is filled with high quality graphics developed specifically for the book. Individual chapters begins with a brief description of the contents, followed by a list a of key words to watch for during the lesson. The body text of each chapter features a unique "information mapping" format used to make reference quick and easy. Finally, a chapter ends with a worksheet questionaire about the lesson contents. Our specialized format and graphical approach to concept clarity has been found to be very effective in dealing with multiple learning styles.

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Pump and Pumping


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

This 452 page book is the only pump manual designed specifically for water and wastewater applications. Over 400 custom illustrations detail pump component relationships and maintenance procedures. Concepts and principles of pump theory and maintenance take visual form to enhance understanding. The validity and practicality of this manual is enhanced through interaction with operators and maintenance personnel attendees of ACR Pumps and Pumping workshops.

Pumps & Pumping is the definitive “How To” guide on every aspect of pump operation, efficiency, and maintenance. Whether you are new to the water and wastewater industry, or a veteran of on-line service, this book provides valuable assistance.

Contents:

  • Pump Theory
  • Pump Piping System
  • Pump Types
  • Pump Hydraulics
  • Pump Nomenclature
  • Operating Conditions
  • Roller Bearing Basics
  • Lubrication
  • Replacement of Pump Components
  • Lineshaft Turbines
  • Selection & Installation of Packing
  • Special Pumping Units
  • Selection & Installation of Mechanical Seals

Instructor's guide and training materials are available

Price: $62.00

Electrical Fundamentals for
Water and Wastewater

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

Ten years in the development, this is the first and only electrical text designed for the water and wastewater industry!

This manual provides readers with an understanding of electricity basics and addresses specific electrical considerations found in the water and wastewater industries. Electrical Fundamentals for Water and Wastewater contains over 424 pages of valuable information and guides readers through details and concepts with over 460 custom illustrations.

This one-of-a-kind manual is an ideal reference and study text for certification levels I through IV.

Contents:

  • Atomic Theory and Energy Sources
  • Electric Circuit Basics
  • Electromagnetism, Inductance and Capacitance
  • Power Systems
  • Control System Components
  • Reading Electrical Diagrams
  • Electrical Measurements
  • Normal Operations
  • Trouble Shooting

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Price: $64.00

Simplified Math for
Waterworks Operators

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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A manual written for waterworks
operators by an operator who has been teaching math concepts for over 18 years.

This 80 page workbook guides users through math applications commonly used in the waterworks industry. It separates formulas, conversion tables, glossaries, and friction loss tables into easy-to-use sections. While most math books are divided into math concepts, this text is divided into application topics such as volume, flow, etc. so you can easily use the material for real-world applications.

Each concept is approached in detail with an explanation, sample problems, and step-by-step solutions. The concepts are put to use with practice problems and supported with detailed answers.

This material is appropriate for certification preparation in levels OIT through III of Water Distribution and Water Treatment.

Contents:

  • Formula
  • Volume
  • Conversion Tables
  • Force & Thrust
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Flow
  • Head/Pressure
  • Dosage
  • Square Roots
  • Proportion
  • Rate/Time of Flow
  • Horsepower
  • Concentration
  • Friction Loss Tables
  • Dilution
  • Water Hammer Information
  • Friction Loss
  • Answers for Practice Problems
  • Appendices (Temperature Conversions, Fractions, Decimals, and Percents)
Price: $19.00

Introduction to Small
Water Systems

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

This 487 page book contains over 500 original illustrations and is the only textbook designed specifically for small water systems, (populations less than 10,000).

This manual is field tested and reviewed by a team of representatives from various Alaska agencies to ensure accuracy and practicality. It contains information on all aspects of small water systems including special considerations for arctic conditions. Any water facility will find this text a valuable resource to add to their information library.

Not only is Introduction to Small Water Systems a valuable reference manual, it is an excellent preparation tool for those seeking certification at Treatment or Collection levels OIT and I.

This text is designed for use in a four-day workshop.

Contents:

  • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems
  • Basic Science Concepts
  • Water Sources
  • Treatment
  • Distribution Systems
  • Pumping Systems
  • Safety
  • Regulations and Monitoring
  • Management Considerations
  • Math

Instructor's guide and training materials are available

Price: $60.00

Introduction to Small
Wastewater Systems

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith & Holly DeRamus

This 531 page book contains over 490 custom illustrations and is the only text designed specifically for small wastewater systems, (populations less than 10,000).

Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems provides owners and operators of small public wastewater systems a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved to collect, treat, and dispose of wastewater and solids in a safe and effective manner. Developed in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, this manual includes systems that are unique to the Arctic.

Not only is Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems a valuable reference manual, it is an excellent preparation tool for those seeking certification at Treatment or Collection levels OIT and I.

This text is designed for use in a four-day workshop.

Contents:

  • Introduction to Wastewater Systems
  • Wastewater Laboratory
  • Characteristics of Wastewater
  • Pumping Systems
  • Collection Systems
  • Safety
  • Treatment
  • Management Considerations
  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal
  • Math
  • Disinfection

Instructor's guide and training materials are available

Price: $66.00

Wastewater Math, The Basics


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

This 100 page workbook guides you through 15 different math topics commonly found on wastewater OIT and level I treatment and collection system examinations.

Each concept is approached in detail with explanation, sample problems, and step-by-step solutions. Practice problems and detailed answers allow readers to apply these concepts to practical situations. With powerful techniques to support learning, this custom approach to math makes learning easy and fun.

This material is ideal for certification preparation in levels OIT and I of Wastewater Collection and Treatment

Contents:

  • Abbreviations
  • Efficiency
  • Conversions
  • Making Conversions
  • Formulas
  • Temperature Conversions
  • Working with Math
  • Calculating Pressure Head
  • Math Principles
  • Determining Flow
  • Equations
  • Calculating Detention Time
  • Perimeter Circumference
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Finding Area
  • Pound Formula
  • Finding Volume
  • Metric System
  • Working with Percent
  • Answer to Practice Problems

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Price: $18.00

Operation of Water Sources


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

Operation of Water Sources was written to provide instruction and support for those individuals responsible for the operation of surface and groundwater sources. This manual is part of a series being developed for operators and managers of water systems serving populations of 10,000 or less. This 373 page text is designed for learning and contains over 330 custom illustrations to maximize understanding of concepts and details.
This manual delivers brief, concise background information linked to specific step-by-step procedures.
This manual is an ideal reference source and study text for those seeking certification in levels II and III.

Contents:

  • Hydrology – Impact of rock and soils in water quality, identification of source location using GPS, PLSS and USGS well and spring numbering system. Physical description of watersheds, aquifer types including fresh water lens and springs. Groundwater hydraulics and the impact of pumping on groundwater movement.

  • Surface Water Operations – Watershed management, water rights, source protection, data collection, flow measurements, water quality data, routine operations, storage facilities, dam inspection procedure, intake structures, settling basins, springs, roof catchments systems, and assessment program.

  • Groundwater Operations – Finding groundwater, types of wells, well location considerations, well components, well house components, source protection, groundwater under the influence, routine well operations, aquifer and well pump data collection and analysis, start-up, shut-down and well abandoning considerations.

  • Pumping Systems – Pump types, pump piping system components, pump piping systems, pump electrical systems, pump electrical system safety, normal operations, and typical problems.

  • Transmission Lines – Components, PRV stations, flow meters and meter reading, routine operations including line break repairs.

Instructor's guide and training materials are available

Price: $64.00

Operation of Water
Distribution Systems

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

Operation of Water Distribution Systems was written to provide instruction and support for those individuals responsible for the operation of small water distribution systems. This manual is part of a series being developed for operators and managers of water systems serving populations of 10,000 or less. This 531 page text is designed for learning and contains over 524 custom illustrations to maximize understanding of concepts and details.
This manual delivers brief, concise background information linked to specific step-by-step procedures.
This manual is an ideal reference source and study text for those seeking certification in levels II and III.

Contents:

  • The Distribution System
  • Customer Services
  • The Piping System
  • Safety Considerations
  • Distribution System Valves
  • Inspection & Monitoring the System
  • Fire Hydrant Operation & Inspection
  • Meters & Gauges
  • Distribution Storage
  • Appendix
  • Booster Station Operation

Instructor's guide and training materials are available

Price: $88.00

Water Distribution
System Construction

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

Water Distribution System Construction is the only manual written on construction techniques for distribution system operators. This 387 page text is designed for learning and contains over 350 custom illustrations to maximize understanding of concepts and details. This manual delivers brief, concise background information linked to specific step-by-step procedures. Techniques conform to pertinent sets of published construction standards including the standards produced by AWWA.

Operators, construction crew members and their leaders praise this book as the best resource tool available to promote consistent, low-cost construction techniques understood by workers at all levels.

Contents:

  • Construction pre-planning
  • Implementing the construction plan
  • Blueprint reading
  • Traffic control
  • Safety
  • Pipe materials
  • Hydrants, valves, and other appurtenances
  • Cave-in protection
  • Pipe laying procedures
  • Thrust blocks
  • Corrosion and corrosion control
  • Bedding, backfill and clean-up
  • Disinfection and testing
  • Trenching techniques

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Price: $60.00

Cave-in Protection and Competant Person

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith and Holly DeRamus

This 267 page manual with over 130 original graphics is a great source of information and a valuable field reference. Cave-In Protection and Competent Person Training Manual references specific components of the OSHA Competent Person regulations. It provides additional field tested techniques that conform to published standards and represent realistic job conditions.

Cave-In Protection and Competent Person Training Manual presents clear understanding of the causes and prevention of cave-ins, details on responsibilities of the Competent Person, and implementation of a cave-in protection program that meets the OSHA requirements.

This manual is the basis for an ACR workshop designed to meet the “Competent Person” requirements and OSHA requirements as described in 29 CFR Part 1926.

Contents:

  • In The Begining
  • Causes of Cave-ins
  • Classification of Soil
  • Determining Soil Classification
  • Protection Systems
  • Inspection of Other Hazards
  • Water Hazard Considerations
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Glossary
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Price: $39.00

FIre Hydrants


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

This 156 page manual includes 175 original illustrations that provide clear depictions of wet barrel and dry barrel components, hydrant operation and repair. This manual was developed based on 40 years experience. The contents have been field tested in on-site workshops. Included are step-by-step inspection and maintenance procedures that can be used as stand-alone instructions or as a compliment to the instructions provided by the manufacture.

Contents:

  • Historical Perspective
  • Hydrants – Purpose and Types
  • Hydrant component terminology
  • Normal hydrant operations
  • Hydrant data collection and record keeping
  • Hydrant follow measurement
  • New hydrant installation
  • Normal maintenance and repair of hydrants
  • Common fire hydrant problems and solutions
Price: $30.00

Hydraulics for Water and Wastewater Operators

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

A 265-page text book containing 220 illustrations to provide a clear understanding of the common hydraulics issues that impact water and wastewater operators. This text was designed with the operator in mind rather than the design engineer. The material was originally organized by the author in order to teach a twelve-week hydraulics to operators as a local community college. Each chapter or lesson in the book includes sample problems and solutions. We know of no other text that provides this level of application and clarity.

Contents:

  • Hydraulics The basics
  • Liquids at rest
  • Flow in closed conduits –Includes Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen and Williams and System analysis as proposed by Hardy Cross
  • Pump hydraulics, including the use of pump curves
  • Flow in open channels – Includes the use of Ketter and Manning formulas, estimating pipe sizes and flow measurements in open channels
Price: $48.00

O & M of Chlorine Systems


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

O & M of Chlorine Systems is one of the most complete publications on chlorine systems available. This 398 page text contains over 200 illustrations and provides extensive guidance in meeting the EPA, OSHA, DOT, and Uniform Fire Code regulations. O & M of Chlorine Systems is a must for any water or wastewater operator or maintenance professional.

This manual is an ideal reference source and study text for those seeking certification in levels I through IV.

  • Disinfection
  • O & M of Gas Chlorinators
  • Chlorine Properties & Chemistry
  • O & M of Hypochlorination
  • Chlorine Reactions & Effects
  • Chlorine Safety
  • Gas Chlorine Stations
  • Monitoring
  • Cylinders & Connections
  • Chlorine Math

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Price: $57.00

Excavation Safety


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

This text contains 64 pages of concise information designed specifically for the excavation safety officer. It includes summary steps in performing a hazard analysis at the excavation site, soil testing procedures, safety equipment requirements, and construction support information. The Excavation Safety Officers Handbook is fully illustrated and an ideal on-the-job reference.

Contents:

  • Hazard Assessments
  • Handling AC Pipe
  • Utility Locates
  • Bedding and Backfill
  • Traffic Control
  • Testing New Water Lines
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Disinfecting New Water Lines
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Broken Water Line Repair Procedure
  • Power and Hand Tools
  • Handling Raw Sewage Spills
  • Cave-in Protection Systems
  • Pipe Size Chart
  • Thrust Blocks
Price: $12.00

Utility Management Introduction


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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by Skeet Arasmith

Utility Management Introduction is the only “one-of-its kind” text designed specifically for training managers and superintendents of water and wastewater utilities (populations between 500 and 10,000). It is based on the philosophy that efficiently operated utilities have a management structure designed around an enterprise model. Utility Management Introduction describes the structural elements of a “well run” utility. Concepts are fully visualized for easy understanding and application.

This text, completed in 2015, is based on an earlier book with a similar title. This edition has been completely rewritten and updated.

Utility Management Introduction contains 297 pages and over 260 illustrations of time and money saving ideas. This text provides an excellent overview of the essential functions and activities of successful managers. It includes strategies on how to organize a utility for efficiency and identify the tools and techniques to improve effectiveness. This book also depicts what is needed for a Utility to meet the EPA Management Capacity Requirement.

Contents:

  • Organizational Management - Purpose of local governments, defining the level of service, utility ordinance, information management, working with agencies, user agreement, and roles, responsibilities, and authority of key stake holders.
  • Planning Management - The purpose of planning, community plans, utility master plan, capital improvement plans, annual operations plan, site control plan, and source protection plan.
  • Personnel Management - Leadership and management, working with people, motivation, personnel polices and procedures, safety program, and effective communication.
  • Operations Management - Asset management, work orders, preventive maintenance, data collection, contingency plans and time management.
  • Financial Management - Accounting, budgets, rates and financial reporting.
  • Capacity Development – Purpose of the EPA capacity development process, the elements of a successful utility and the seven stages of utility development (capacity development).

Price: $45.00 each

Flash CERT! Water Distribution


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

 

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by Dan Lundy

The information you need to pass your certification exam is now compiled in convenient flash card format. Certification in the water and wastewater industry requires demonstration of a broad range of water and wastewater knowledge.

FlashCerts!TM enable users to recall facts and numbers with ease.

FlashCerts!TM improve memory retention and instill confidence.

FlashCerts!TM are ideal for certification levels I through III.

FlashCerts!TM are available for Wastewater, Water Treatment, and Water Distribution.

Price: $39.50 each

Flash CERT! Water Treatment


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

 

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by Dan Lundy

The information you need to pass your certification exam is now compiled in convenient flash card format. Certification in the water and wastewater industry requires demonstration of a broad range of water and wastewater knowledge.

FlashCerts!TM enable users to recall facts and numbers with ease.

FlashCerts!TM improve memory retention and instill confidence.

FlashCerts!TM are ideal for certification levels I through III.

FlashCerts!TM are available for Wastewater, Water Treatment, and Water Distribution.

Price: $39.50 each

Flash CERT! Wastewater


Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

 

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by Dan Lundy

The information you need to pass your certification exam is now compiled in convenient flash card format. Certification in the water and wastewater industry requires demonstration of a broad range of water and wastewater knowledge.

FlashCerts!TM enable users to recall facts and numbers with ease.

FlashCerts!TM improve memory retention and instill confidence.

FlashCerts!TM are ideal for certification levels I through III.

FlashCerts!TM are available for Wastewater, Water Treatment, and Water Distribution.

Price: $39.50 each

Introduction to
Small Water Systems Correspondence Course

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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  • Developed specifically for small water system operators
  • Approved for four (4) CEU's in AK, OR, and ID. 40 hrs in WY, 30 hrs in MO, 20 hrs in NM, and 15 hrs in NY.

The Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence Course was developed by Skeet Arasmith in cooperation with Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to provide owners and operators of small public water systems a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved with collecting, treating, storing and distributing safe drinking water.

The course and materials are focused on communities with a population of less than 10,000. This course incorporates information on hypochlorinators, fluoride saturators, greensand filters, pressure filters, low pressure boilers, piping, fire hydrants, safety and regulations as they pertain to rural and urban systems.

The 487 page textbook containing over 500 graphics was designed using a unique format that allows the user to quickly and easily find specific pieces of information.

Entry level through level II operators at any size treatment or distribution facility will find the material helpful.

Each lesson begins with a brief list of the course objectives and a concise list of keywords that are used in the lesson. This is followed by the main content and concluded with a worksheet.

The correspondence course uses the student manual and a 108 page participants guide. The participants guide contains directions for completing the course, along with answers to lesson worksheets and lesson tests.

A course is completed by reading through each lesson, answering questions and checking your answers. Then, complete a multiple choice test and send to ACR Publication where it will be graded and your results returned to you.

Price: Manual and Course $140.00

Introduction to
Small Wastewater Systems Correspondence Course

Pumps and Pumping 8th Edition

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  • Developed specifically for small wastewater system operators
  • Approved for five (5) CEUs in AK, OR, and WA
  • 4 CEUs in ID. 50 hrs in WY
  • 30 hrs in MO
  • 20 hrs in NM

The Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems Correspondence Course was developed by Skeet Arasmith and Holly DeRamus in cooperation with Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to provide owners and operators of small public wastewater systems a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved with collecting, treating, and disposing of wastewater and solids in a safe and effective manner.

This course and materials are focused on communities with a population of less than 10,000. This course incorporates information on Arctic collection systems, package treatment plants, disinfection systems and safety considerations as they pertain to rural and urban communities.

The 531 page textbook containing over 490 graphics was designed using a unique page layout. This layout allows the user to quickly and easily find specific pieces of information.

All information needed for OIT and level I WWT and WWC exams are contained in this course. However, entry level through level II operators at any treatment or collection facility of any size will find this material valuable.

Each lesson begins with a brief list of the course objectives and a concise list of keywords that are used in the lesson. This is followed by the main content and concluded with a worksheet.

The correspondence course uses the student manual and a 168 page participant’s guide. The participant’s guide contains directions for completing the course, along with answers to lesson worksheets and lesson tests.

The course is completed by reading through each lesson, answering questions and checking your answers. Then, complete a multiple choice test and send to ACR Publications where it will be graded and your results returned to you.

Price: Manual and Course $150.00