Online Courses

Discount Packages

Ethics, Laws and Rules

Live Webinars

Video Presentations

Interactive Courses

OH Timed & Monitored

Courses by Provider

Dewatering and Groundwater Control Systems Installation and Operation

COURSE NO: C03-048
Dewatering and Groundwater Control Systems Installation and Operation
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to installation and operation of groundwater control and dewatering systems for a variety of infrastructure features and projects.


Proper control of groundwater can greatly facilitate construction of sub-surface structures founded in, or underlain by, pervious soil strata below the water table by: 1) intercepting seepage that would otherwise emerge from the slopes or bottom of an excavation, 2) increasing the stability of excavated slopes and preventing the loss of material from the slopes or bottom of the excavation, 3) reducing lateral loads on cofferdams, 4) eliminating the need for, or reducing, air pressure in tunneling, and 5) improving the excavation and backfill characteristics of sandy soils.


Uncontrolled or improperly controlled groundwater can, by hydrostatic pressure and seepage, cause piping or heave, or reduce the stability of excavation slopes or foundation soils so as to make them unsuitable for supporting the structure. For these reasons, subsurface construction should not be attempted or permitted without appropriate control of the groundwater and (subsurface) hydrostatic pressure.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil and environmental engineers as well as other design and construction professionals interested in learning about, or are involved in, the installation and operation of dewatering and groundwater control systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about deep-well systems
  • Learning about wellpoint systems
  • Understanding how self-jetting wellpoints are installed
  • Understanding how vacuum wellpoint systems are operated
  • Knowing the important applications of jet eductor wellpoints and vertical sand drains
  • Understanding how cement and chemical grout curtain cutoffs are constructed
  • Learn about slurry wall cutoffs
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “Dewatering and Groundwater Control Systems Installation and Operation”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Dewatering and Groundwater Control Systems Installation and Operation (1.1 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

To buy the course and take the quiz, please click on: