Water Supply and Urban Drainage

Water Supply and Urban Drainage (CEng 4402), Cr. hrs: 3

Course objective

The general objective of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles and knowledge for the planning, design and construction of water supply and sewerage systems. Specifically, by the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Explain the objectives of water supply and sewerage systems
  • Enumerate factors considered in the planning of water supply and sewerage systems
  • Design the different components of a water supply system
  • Design sewerage systems

Lecture Slides

Chapter 1 Quantity of water           [ Assgnment 1]

Chapter 2 A: Sources of water supply      [Assignment 2] [Tutorial part 1]

Chapter 2 B: Ground Water Hydraulics 

Chapter 3 A: Collection and Distribution    COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER part 1

Chapter 3 B: COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION Part 2     [Assignment on ch3]

Chapter 3 C: Pumps and Pump stations


Chapter 5: Wastewater Collection [Ch5 assignment 4]

Semester project table of content : project Table of Content

Download EPANET software and user’s manual from the following website -> http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/dw/epanet.html

EPAnet manual EN2manual (at least completely finish Chapter 2 of the manual before you do the assignment)

Design charts




  1. Textbook: Elements of water supply Engineering by Tesfaye Nigussie
  2. E.W.Steel, Water Supply and Sewerage
  3. M.Hammar, Water and Wastewater Technology

57 thoughts on “Water Supply and Urban Drainage

    1. for those of us whose lecturers are not as helpful as they should be, we need more worked out examples!!!

  1. Thanx Zersh,i had no any material to read and b/c of zat i couldnt even satart study, my job attitude does not allow me to use the library and now i feel good. But i wish i could get whole lecture Slides to enable myself read and prepare for the forward classes.Thank you again.

  2. I appreciate you how you are open and honest. you are really a professional person who wary for the students.

  3. I appreciate your teaching methodologies and your thinking of the learners.
    If you could ,please try to add some reference books and worked and unworked assignments (calculations)
    Thank you very much ,
    Niguse from ADAMA UNIVERSITY

  4. 10.

    I appreciate your teaching methodologies and your thinking of the learners.
    If you could ,please try to add some reference books and worked and unworked assignments (calculations)
    Thank you very much ,
    Niguse from ADAMA UNIVERSITY 2000/2007 CENG Batch

  5. I appreciate THE image you do have for the future generation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mekelle university

  6. good for your work. your best of best ethiopian. god with you . thank you b/c read more know about water supply engineering for your note .bye bye……………

  7. zerihun..what you are doing is something that is appreciated by all of us (your students) so i would like to express my great gratitude that i have for you..

  8. you have just layed your fingerprints on the learnng teaching process.i appreciate what u did for students to make them famliar with technology as technology students.

  9. Thanks so much Mr. Zerihun, I appreciated u to prepare this valuable note regarding water-supply for those who have no chance to study at any of the library. But our teacher Mr. Dereje gave us a partial copy of your slide with no demonstration and clarification @EiABC, only he changed the back ground color of z slide. I am so sorry to say this. We expect more from u regarding Building sanitary and waste treatment design and guiding calculations and specifications. Thxs a lot~~~~~~

  10. Ohoo!!!! Mr. Zerihun I really appreciate you!!!!! thank you very much!! keep this very interesting practice uploading and updating the course material on internet.
    Dehninet Belete

  11. All sanitary work is good! but: if we do by practical is best! there fore call me on this phone +251923147843! Please am plumber [in TVET Institute]! please please!

  12. My instructor is delete the Author of this document and write your name and distribute to the students (from Adama University)

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