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How Do We Benefit From the Water and Wastewater Treatment Industries?

by Tim Brunicardi on February 26, 2019

Did you know only 3% of the world’s water is suitable for human consumption? Furthermore, it’s estimated that nearly two million children under the age of five will die due to being exposed to illnesses that are waterborne in nature. woman-drinking-water-1458671

Therefore, the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries are the planets best line of defense when it comes to making water safe for human use and consumption.

What is the Wastewater Treatment Industry & the Benefits of it?

The wastewater treatment industry utilizes processes that remove harmful contaminants from water that are no longer considered safe and making it useful again. Some of the benefits from this industry include:

  • Protecting public health
  • Preventing diseases from spreading
  • Removing toxic metals
  • Protecting the environment
  • Making sure water doesn’t go to waste

What is the Drinking Water Treatment Industry & the Benefits of it?

The drinking water treatment industry utilizes a series of processes that purifies water and makes it safe for human consumption. The benefits of this industry are that it improves human health, removes harmful contaminants, and improves the taste and overall quality of water.

What Are the Benefits of Becoming an Operator?

The water & wastewater treatment industries have played an essential part in mankind’s ongoing efforts to live more productive and healthier lives throughout history. Some of the unique benefits of seeking a career in this field includes:

  • Guaranteed job security
  • Vast job opportunities everywhere from major cities to rural communities
  • The opportunity to work both indoors and outdoors
  • Steady opportunities for career advancement
  • A high probability for early retirement
  • A median salary of $45,760
  • Encouraging job prospects that project an estimated 124,000 water & wastewater treatment positions by 2024

What Are the Physical Requirements?

The following physical attributes are considered essential for anyone seriously interested in getting a degree in water and wastewater management:

  • Lift/carry/push/pull a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Climb/crawl
  • Ability to deal with loud noises
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • Good sense of smell
  • Near and far vision acuity
  • Can't be afraid of heights
  • No history of color blindness or claustrophobia

Where Can I Get the Training to Become an Operator?

If you would you be interested in a job that doesn't only benefit your community, but the entire planet as well, then you sound like an ideal candidate for Hocking College's Water and Wastewater Management Degree. In only four semesters, you can get your Associate of Technical Study in Natural Resources Major in Water and Wastewater Management Degree.

For more information about this program, contact the program manager, Kelly Barron-Holcomb, directly at barron-holcombk@hocking.edu or (740)-753-6275.

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