Recently, the Reader’s Digest published an article called “10 Jobs Americans Can’t Live Without” and we were overjoyed to see that water and wastewater treatment plant operators made the top ten list! They made the number two spot, above only sanitation workers.
We’re guessing that a lot of people who read this article were surprised to see these two occupations in the top spots, but we were not.
The truth is, Americans’ lives would be vastly different if wastewater treatment plant operators didn’t work day in and day out to sanitize the water and make it safe for use. They work 24/7/365 (yes, they even work on holidays) to ensure you have safe, clean water whenever you need it. Most people never think about how that process works or who makes it all happen.
These very important people operate the machines, often through the use of control boards, that transfer and/or treat water or wastewater. Central Utah Water currently operates water treatment plants, wells, and storage facilities in Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah counties. The workers in these facilities work extremely hard to provide dependable, quality water to our communities, treating over 100 million gallons of water every single day!
The career website Owl Guru asked wastewater treatment plant operators how they felt about their jobs and 72% of them said they were satisfied with the work they do and 87% of them said they believe their job makes the world a better place. We agree!
If you have a group or class who would be interested in learning more about how water is treated and the “behind the scenes” route water travels to get to get to your home, we’d love to come speak to them! We have a 20-30 minute presentation that can be catered to any age. It’s a great option for schools, scout groups, college classes, church groups, etc.
If you’re in Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Uintah, Utah and Wasatch county, you can schedule a presentation by calling 801-226-7145 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for this service, and we’re available mornings, afternoons, and evenings during the week and on Saturdays.