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Water 130 - Waterworks Mathematics - Silvia Lanza

Course:Waterworks Mathematics
Professor:Silvia Lanza
  • OnlineLive
  • HyFlex
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Silvia Lanza

Hello students! Welcome to Water 130! My name is Silvia Lanza, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a part-time college instructor and I work on a full-time basis for a water district. I am here to help you succeed in this course.  If you have any questions you can reach me by email at

Water 130 is a HyFlex course. That means each week you’ll be able to attend each class either online via Zoom or in person. The Zoom link to join online will be posted in Canvas.

I look forward to meeting you!

Course Description

This course covers mathematical principles related to drinking water distribution and treatment systems and wastewater treatment plants. The focus is on mathematical computations within the expected range of knowledge on the State Water Resources Control Board exams for Drinking Water Distribution 1 and 2, Drinking Water Treatment 1 and 2, and Wastewater Treatment 1 and 2. This course introduces basic mathematical principles related to drinking water distribution and treatment systems and wastewater treatment plants, including areas, volumes, pressure, flow rates, unit conversion, chemical dosage, detention time, and filtration rates. 

What to Expect in this Course

Whether you choose to attend class in person or via Zoom, you will need to attend class Monday evenings starting at 6:00pm. You will need to use Canvas to complete and turn in homework assignments each week.

There will be weekly homework assignments designed to help you learn and practice the mathematical concepts covered in class. If you dedicate your time completing the assignments, you will do well in this course. 

I request that you submit assignments in Canvas as a pdf whenever possible. If you do not have access to a scanner, I recommend downloading and using the free Adobe Scan app ( on your phone. It will allow you to easily convert your work to a pdf for uploading and submitting in Canvas.

Types of Assessments

Your final grade will be based on a variety of assignments including homework, quizzes and exams. 

Textbook Information

This courses uses a free, OER (Open Educational Resource) textbook. The textbook will be provided in Canvas or you can download it from the COC website.

If you prefer a printed copy of the textbook, you can order one from the bookstore for a small fee or you can use the ASG (Associated Student Government) computer lab to print it for free.

Other Relevant Course Information

You will need a reliable internet connection, your college email address, and basic computer skills including familiarity with basic windows formats, opening and closing files, sizing windows, starting programs, sending emails, attaching documents, and basic file management skills.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/15/2023 Sub#: 1661