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Division of Compliance Assistance
Drinking Water

Drinking water treatment plant operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Pumped from wells, rivers, streams and reservoirs to water treatment plants, water undergoes a series of processes that remove or destroy harmful materials and microorganisms. System operators ensure that the purification process goes smoothly and efficiently.

Protecting drinking water is one of the most important jobs in the world. Certified water operators are needed to perform these vital functions. Certification and ongoing training is necessary to stay up to date as new regulations and technologies emerge. Training reinforces and advances an operator’s technical knowledge, skills and abilities. It also expands an understanding of emerging technologies and best practices.


 Operator Careers