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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


A wastewater treatment plant operator operates and controls equipment that processes sewage or wastewater at any sewage/wastewater treatment plant.

Education and Training:

Further information can be found at:

Licenses Issued and Active:

There are about 200 licenses issued for this occupation each year.
As of November 13, 2012, there were 3,000 active licenses for the occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
Bureau of Water Compliance Programs
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-3506
Phone: 518-402-8177

Standard Occupational Classification:

51-8031 - Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/13/12.

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