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wastewater treatment operator





Wastewater treatment operators operate equipment used in a water or wastewater plant. They treat and clean drinking water before it is distributed to the consumer and process wastewater to remove harmful substances before returning it to rivers and seas. They take samples and perform tests to analyse the water quality.

Scope note

Excludes wastewater treatment technician.

Alternative Labels

wastewater treatment operator

wastewater quality tester

wastewater safety operative

drinking water treatment system operator

drinking water treatment system worker

drinking water treatment system operative

wastewater treatment plant worker

wastewater treatment plant operative

wastewater quality operative

wastewater safety tester

wastewater treatment system worker

water treatment system operative

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: