Water/​Waste Water Treatment Operator

Kaiwhakamahi Whakapai Wai (Paru)

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Water/waste water treatment operators operate water and waste water treatment plants and equipment. They control the process that treats rain, ground and river water so it reaches an acceptable standard for human and industrial use. They also control the treatment and disposal of sewage and industrial waste water.


Water/waste water treatment operators usually earn

$40K-$70K per year

Source: Annie Yeates, Water Industry Training

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a water/waste water treatment operator are average due to the small and relatively stable number of people employed in the role.
Alistair Forsyth holds a device to test water quality

Water/waste water treatment operators test water quality

Last updated 11 January 2018