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Drinking Water Classes and Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment Classes

Beginning Drinking Water
Prepare for certification as a class C and D Public Water Supply Operator. Subjects covered include: well and distribution system operation and maintenance, basic water flow hydraulics and chemical dosage mathematics, Environmental Protection Agency laws, chlorination and fluoridation.

For those currently working in Water Departments:
The course meets the mandated renewal continuing education requirements for the Drinking Water Operator Certificate. Class C and D operators will be awarded 15 hours and Class A and B operators 30 hours of training credits.
Next class will start September 2015.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics Job Outlook

Employment change
• Employment is expected to grow by 11 percent between 2012 and 2022.
• Growing population and increased demand for water and wastewater treatment services will drive employment growth.
• New and existing plants expanding will increase demand.

Job prospects
• Applicants for these jobs are normally low, because of the physically demanding and unappealing nature of some of the work.
• Opportunities should be best for people with mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.

Earnings
• Median annual wages of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators were $42,760 in May 2012.

For more information regarding the water/wastewater program, call 309-796-8223.