What It Means to be a Water Treatment Operator
Where does the water in your kitchen sink come from?
It was pumped from a lake or other source to a water treatment plant. Once there, it is the responsibility of the Water Treatment Operator to regulate processes and equipment components that remove pollutants from the water. Upon arriving at the plant, the operator takes water readings, collects samples, and reads meters and gauges. After examining the data they receive, they adjust the machinery and chemicals accordingly. They use tools to maintain and repair pumps, valves, and other equipment. The operator needs to have in-depth knowledge of chemical processes and interactions, machinery, and ecology; it is a delicate mix that requires specialized training.
Those tasks are just the daily operations. Operators are also in charge of handling emergencies and often have to work in dangerous or dirty conditions. Just like other emergency personnel that work to keep our cities safe, water treatment operators are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure public health standards are met.
Though it may not be the most glamorous job, it is very important the community. Call us or check out our Services page today to hear more about how WCA can train your Water Treatment Officer on site! 800.645.1350