Course Details

Water management in buildings

Academic Year 2023/24

BPB011 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI / V Summer Semester 4th year

The subject is focused on the definition of basic concepts from the field of water management.
The student will acquire knowledge about environmentally appropriate solutions for managing drinking water in buildings, will be able to design the reuse of rainwater in buildings, clean wastewater and subsequently use it as gray water in buildings.
The student will learn to minimize water consumption in buildings, accumulate (soak) and use rainwater.

Course Guarantor



Concept design for waste water management, i.e. methods of using sewage, gray and rainwater.


Drainage and wastewater treatment

Language of instruction



6 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

recognized course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction, legislation (law on water, water supply and sewerage).
2. Drinking water in buildings, indoor installation - requirements, calculation.
3. Waste water in buildings - requirements, objects, calculation.
4. Rainwater - requirements, objects, calculation.
5. Gray waters - requirements, objects, calculation.
6. Technical solution and overview of rainwater management equipment.
7. Rainwater retention.
8. Soaking of rainwater.
9. Excursion.
10. Methods of wastewater treatment, root and domestic wastewater treatment plants.
11. Examples of completed constructions.


13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective


1. Assignment of the project "Reuse of waste water in a family house".
2. Calculation of the amount of waste water and rainwater.
3. Calculation of gray water needs.
4. Calculation of water for irrigation.
5. Design of domestic sewage treatment plant for gray water.
6. Retention design for rainwater.
7. Mechanical and technological equipment for water use.
8. Technological scheme of the use of rainwater and waste water.
9. Excursion.
10. Technical report.
11. Credit.