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The handling of water and wastewater is an increasingly important profession in today's environment-conscious society. Water and Wastewater Operators serve their community by providing a safe drinking water supply and reliable sanitation services. It is a stable career, with positions available in communities of all sizes.

If you are considering a career in this exciting field, see our Career Options and the Career Videos for more information.


If you are interested in this challenging career:

Skills and Traits for Operators

  • There are specific education, experience and training requirements depending on the various certification levels (I-IV). All levels require a high school or GED diploma, approved entry level training and approved municipal “hands-on” experience.
  • It is useful to have some science and math knowledge with basic mechanical ability. Alberta utility operators must be: physical agile, able to lift 22 kg (50 lb), fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Operators also should be reliable, detail-oriented, and safety-focused because people’s lives literally depend on them.

Provincial Certification of Operators

The more technically advanced water and wastewater systems usually require operators with higher levels of provincial certification. The Alberta Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program is managed by Alberta Environment, a provincial government department. For certification inquiries, contact Alberta Environment directly. 

Click here to access additional certification information.