public water system operators

Fees, Applications and Permits

Various certifications and permits required by either state or federal rules and regulations. Permits for various wastewater and drinking water programs are linked below along with certifications and licenses for individuals.

Sanitary Surveys at TNC Water Systems

The Environmental Protection Agency defines a sanitary survey as “an onsite review of the water source, facilities, equipment, operation, and maintenance of a Public Water System for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy of such source, facilities, equipment, operation and maintenance for producing and distributing safe drinking water.” (40 CFR) The purpose of a sanitary survey is to ensure that the water system is operating in a manner that provides safe drinking water from the source to the tap.

Public Water System Operator Training

The State of Vermont Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division approves training courses for Water System Operator Certification.   The table below summarizes the required renewal credits/training contact hours (TCHs) by Operator class.  Operator Certifications need to be renewed every 3 years.

Public Water System Operator Certification

Public drinking water systems are required to have an Operator certified by the DWGWPD.  The class of Operator Certification is based on the source water type, treatment, and population of a water system. A listing of class types can be found in Table 1. Certifications are valid for 3 years.

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