Millions of people turn on their faucets to receive clean, clear and safe tap water at an economical price.
But few give little thought to the water that streams out and the people behind the scenes that protect the public health from source to the tap. The 54,000 community water systems in the United States monitor for more than 100 contaminants on a regular basis. 80% of those community water providers are municipally owned. 20% are investor-owned.
Plus, water utilities contribute millions of dollars every year to independent research efforts and research partnerships with U.S. EPA and other interested parties. You can learn more
Homes, businesses, industries, and institutions throughout the modern world are connected to a network of below-ground pipes which transport wastewater to treatment plants before it is released to the environment. To meet clean water standards on a continuous basis, a wastewater treatment plant needs to be well managed and skillfully operated.
A successful plant manager is trained in planning and budgeting, personnel, communications, supervisory skills, and governmental procedures. Superintendents and operators are certified in mechanics, chemistry, hydraulics, biology, and computer operation. The modern wastewater treatment plant also needs well-conceived programs for maintenance and repair of equipment, upgrading of operator skills, safety, energy conservation, and process efficiency.