A Job American’s Can’t Live Without
Recently, Reader’s Digest posted an article “10 Jobs Americans Can’t Live Without.” Lo and behold, water/wastewater treatment plant and system operators fell second on the list! As an organization that dedicates itself to the well-being of communities, specifically in the water and wastewater fields, this did not come as a surprise. However, it never fails to surprise me how many people take water and wastewater (your toilet flushes and the waste miraculously disappears) for granted.
I’ve had the privilege to work with some water/wastewater operators and technical assistance providers here at MAP, and every one of them is extremely proud to assist the communities they work in, ultimately supplying that community with safe drinking water. A quick overview of what an operator does can be found here.
If you are interested in a rewarding career that offers job security and personal satisfaction, check out Work for Water and SmallWaterSupply.org! These sites will equip you with the necessary information to begin your career in the water and wastewater fields.