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Water and Wastewater Technician

Trade Description:

Water and Wastewater Technicians are vital to almost every facet of the water and wastewater industry, ensuring the safety of potable water and the safe processing of wastewater to meet public health, environmental and consumer concerns. The Water and Wastewater trade is comprised of four sub-component trades:

      • Water Distribution Operator
      • Waste Treatment Operator
      • Wastewater Collection Operator
      • Wastewater Treatment Operator

Employment is found in municipal water and wastewater facilities, environmental departments in mines, and other industries, solid waste management facilities, and in government.

Trade Regulation
Provincial Occupational Analysis
 

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
Water and Wastewater Technician*
Water Distribution Operator 1 800 6 RRC-Online
Water Treatment Operator 1 800 8 RRC-Online
Wastewater Collection Operator 1 800 6 RRC-Online
Wastewater Treatment Operator 1 800 8 RRC-Online
* A Certificate of Qualification in each of the sub-component trades is required to receive a Certification of Qualification in the trade without writing any further certification examination or paying any further fee.
 

Training Standards:

PDF Document Water Distribution Operator PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Water Treatment Operator PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Wastewater Collection Operator PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Wastewater Treatment Operator
 

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

A Certificate of Qualification in each of the sub-component trades:
- Water Distribution Operator Class II or higher
- Water Treatment Operator Class II or higher
- Wastewater Collection Operator Class II or higher
- Wastewater Treatment Operator Class II or higher
PDF Document Work Experience Form