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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

Learn About Workforce Issues

Water and wastewater treatment plant operators are vital to protecting public health. They provide clean and safe water to the public. However, the industry is predicting large scale retirements. This creates challenges for recruitment and succession planning.  

EPA, states, and industry organizations are working to promote professional development in the water sector. This will help ensure that there is a pool of qualified water professionals to meet current and future needs. The following are avenues for recruitment and training in the water sector: