Plumbing Services Series - Drainage

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This text provides an overview of how we deal with the collection, treatment and disposal of waste, while covering the essential competencies of the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework.

Availability: Out of Stock Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780071014779 Brand/Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Categories: Design TechnologiesVocational Education & Training

Part of the series Plumbing Services Series.

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The new edition of the classic Plumbing Services Series have been thoroughly updated to cover all the essential competencies of the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework. In full colour for the first time, these texts feature an abundance of illustrations and photographs, creating a visually appealing and engaging learning tool.


  • Mapped to competencies in the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework
  • Stunning full-colour internal design to enhance the learning experience
  • A wealth of useful illustrations support the presented theory
  • Expanded workbook section on easily removable perforated pages
  • Protected spiral binding for ease of use

Written in a clear, accessible style, the series gives students a thorough understanding of the subjects.

Titles within the Plumbing Services Series include:

  • Basic Skills
  • Drainage
  • Gasfitting
  • Water


This text provides an overview of how we deal with the collection, treatment and disposal of waste. We look at the common collection and treatment of sewage and the processes involved with these, and then we explore alternative methods of disposal, for example, where a municipal facility is not available. The text then progresses through the processes of ‘laying up’ a drain, from excavation considerations and levelling procedures to drainlaying principles and practices. Treatment of trade waste on-site is also discussed and, as with most things, it varies from area to area. Your local manufacturers are a great resource in this respect. They have already done the groundwork as to authority requirements to provide products that meet their needs. The final chapters deal with what happens above ground, namely ‘stackwork’ and installation of fixtures. The basis for the regulatory information in this text has been the standard AS/NZS3500 which is applicable to most areas and adopted by most authorities.
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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Authors
  • E-student/E-instructor
  • Part 1: Introduction to Drainage
    • The history of sanitation
    • Introduction
    • A brief history of sanitation
    • The progressive image of sewerage systems
    • A focus on Sydney
    • Plumbing regulators
    • Sustainable plumbing: The push toward sustainability
    • The principles of sewage treatment
    • Introduction
    • How the sewerage system works
    • Types of sewage treatment plants
    • Treatment plant locations
    • Sustainable sewage practices
    • Sustainable plumbing: Blackwater re-use
    • Sustainable plumbing: Reticulated recycled water
    • On-site stories 2.1
  • Part 2: Drainage
    • Excavation and levelling
    • Introduction
    • Trench excavation and safety
    • Sustainable plumbing: Protecting the environment during excavation work
    • Groundwater control
    • Levelling
    • Types of level and equipment
    • Applications of levelling
    • Excavation control
    • On-site stories 3.1
    • Drains: requirements, responsibilities and materials
    • Introduction
    • Administrative requirements
    • Common materials for drains
    • Other drainage materials
    • Sustainable plumbing: Sourcing your materials in a sustainable way
    • On-site stories 4.1
    • Drains and drainlaying
    • Introduction
    • Drainage traps (including trade waste treatment)
    • Drainlaying Principles
    • Drainlaying
    • Sustainable plumbing: Using recycled materials
    • Drainlaying practices
    • Sustainable plumbing: Recycling and re-use
    • On-site stores 5.1
    • Septic tank systems
    • Introduction
    • Septic tanks
    • The function of bacteria
    • Design and installation
    • Plumbing and drainage
    • Design and installation
    • Plumbing and drainage
    • Septic tank operation
    • OH&S requirements
    • Effluent disposal
    • Roof waters
    • Alternative wasterwater treatment systems
    • Sustainable plumbing: Other alternative waste disposal systems
    • On-site stories 6.1
  • Part 3: Sanitation
    • Sanitary
    • Introduction
    • The trap and its function
    • Materials used in sanitary plumbing
    • Sustainable plumbing: Using recycled materials
    • Jointing of pipes and fittings
    • Replacing a pipe and/or inserting a branch
    • Sanitary plumbing systems
    • Installation of pipelines
    • On-site stories 7.1
    • Ventilation and flushing apparatus
    • Introduction
    • Ventilation
    • Fixtures at low levels
    • Sustainable plumbing: Installing pumped sewerage systems
    • Flushing apparatus for sanitary fixtures
    • Flushing systems
    • Sustainable plumbing: Water efficiency considerations - WELS
    • On-site stories 8.1
    • Fixture installatation and connection
    • Introduction
    • Installation of fixtures and fittings
    • Sustainable pllumbing: The WELS scheme
    • Fixture connections
    • Connections to drains not included in fixture unit list
    • On-site stories 9.1
  • Glossary
  • Symbols and abbreviations
  • Index
  • Exercises

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ISBN 9780071014779
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level VET,

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