School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, AAU

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 ->

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

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    • The Poltergeist said, on May 22, 2012 at 5:31 am

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  4. Ali said, on October 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

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  6. Ghion said, on December 2, 2010 at 5:44 am

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  10. Niguse said, on March 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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    If you could ,please try to add some reference books and worked and unworked assignments (calculations)
    Thank you very much ,
    Niguse from ADAMA UNIVERSITY

  11. Niguse said, on March 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm


    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

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  24. Binyam said, on May 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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  31. imran said, on January 2, 2013 at 6:58 am

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  38. hd said, on June 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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