Waste Treatment Plant and
System Operator


What does a Waste Treatment Plant and System Operator do?
Water treatment plant and system operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat water so that it is safe to drink. Liquid waste treatment plant and system operators do similar work to remove pollutants from domestic and industrial waste.

How do you prepare?
A high school diploma is usually required for an individual to become a water or wastewater treatment plant operator. Some applicants complete certificate or associate degree programs in water-quality and wastewater-treatment technology.

What’s the pay like?
As a Waste Treatment Plant and System Operator in Iowa you can expect to earn approximately $35,553 a year, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

For more information
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