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Anyone work at a water treatment plant?

I just wanted to pick your brain about obtaining a class C license?

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I used to, in 1984. Hard to get a damn job in it, nobody ever quits! Man, I'd hate to see what all is in our water here, I worked at one in Colorado.

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I used to, in 1984. Hard to get a damn job in it, nobody ever quits! Man, I'd hate to see what all is in our water here, I worked at one in Colorado.
How did you get started with the company? I was told you can only get the license if you work for the plant for at least one year and have some college hours is this correct?

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How did you get started with the company? I was told you can only get the license if you work for the plant for at least one year and have some college hours is this correct?
Hospitality seems like a better business
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How did you get started with the company? I was told you can only get the license if you work for the plant for at least one year and have some college hours is this correct?
I took a half day class at the community college during high school (part of the curriculum for Water/Wastewater Technology), then we get part time jobs at the plant. After our first summer we tried for our license with the state. I never got my water treatment license, I got my water distribution license and went to work for a place that installed water meters, pipe lines, etc. The water plant was fun as hell tho! They just did not have any permanent opening, just seasonal (summers demand A LOT more water) plus all the outside work I did there.

I did help build 3 new filters, and cleaned out one of the tanks that held clean water. It was like a football field underground, fricken HUGE!

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It's ok I just do not want to make it my career.

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I took a half day class at the community college during high school (part of the curriculum for Water/Wastewater Technology), then we get part time jobs at the plant. After our first summer we tried for our license with the state. I never got my water treatment license, I got my water distribution license and went to work for a place that installed water meters, pipe lines, etc. The water plant was fun as hell tho! They just did not have any permanent opening, just seasonal (summers demand A LOT more water) plus all the outside work I did there.

I did help build 3 new filters, and cleaned out one of the tanks that held clean water. It was like a football field underground, fricken HUGE!
I see well at least I can start taking class I imagine that will help my chances to get a job thank you for the info.

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I see well at least I can start taking class I imagine that will help my chances to get a job thank you for the info.

School will help, but openings are few and far between! Good luck, once you get in there you pretty much have a job for life.

Who knows what an NTU is?

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Who knows what an NTU is?
What's that?

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i had to get a d first on both water and waste water
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i had to get a d first on both water and waste water
Can you get a D license without working at the plant?

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School will help, but openings are few and far between! Good luck, once you get in there you pretty much have a job for life.

Who knows what an NTU is?
It's how we calculate turbid water.
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you might try calling tceq they will be able to tell you all of that
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you might try calling tceq they will be able to tell you all of that
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I just wanted to pick your brain about obtaining a class C license?
Link to TCEQ http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/complian...c.html#courses good luck. How do I become licensed?
To become licensed as a public water system operator, you must have the required education and experience, complete the related training, pay an application fee, and pass a qualifying exam.

GED = General Equivalency Diploma
HS = High School Diploma

To obtain this license class ... If you have this much education ... You need this many years of experience3 ... You need this much basic training credit ... You must pay an application fee of ... This license remains valid for ...
A
(waterworks) Master's Degree2
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Bachelor's Degree 2
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HS or GED
4 Years
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5 Years
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8 Years (2) * 164 Hours $111 3 Years
B
(surface water, groundwater, or distribution) Bachelor's Degree2
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HS or GED
2.5 Years
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5 Years (2) * 100 Hours
Groundwater
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Distribution

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124 Hours
Surface Water $111 3 Years
C
(surface water, groundwater, or distribution) HS or GED 2 Years (1) *
60 Hours Groundwater and Distribution
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64 Hours Surface Water $111 3 Years
D 1
(water) HS or GED None
20 hours 2 year
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30 hours 3 year $111 3 Years
1 Class D Water Operator Licenses are not renewable for surface water treatment plant operators, operators of groundwater production facilities under the influence of surface water, operators of groundwater production facilities with 250 or more connections, or more than 750 population, operators working as supervisors in a distribution system with 250 or more connections, or for individuals who operate multiple systems where the total number of connections for all systems combined is 250 or more.

2 Only college degrees with a major in an engineering discipline eligible for registration as a professional engineer in Texas, or degrees with a major in chemistry, biology, microbiology, waterworks utility operation, or similar disciplines are approved on a case-by-case basis.

3 One year of college (32 semester hours), an additional 40 hours of training credit, or experience in a related field may be substituted for each year of experience.

Individuals may substitute college credits or additional approved training for work experience.

* The number in parenthesis in the table above indicates the maximum number of years permitted for substituting experience.


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Thank you for posting that
No problem. I had a double c license couple years back.

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No problem. I had a double c license couple years back.
How did you get started?

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How did you get started?
I live in a small town and had water and waste water experience from the construction end. The man that ran the water & sewer resigned. The city hired me to run the department under GTUA a licensed government department that handles all the monthly reports to TCEQ (at that time they were called TNRCC ) for small city's that did not have a certified operator. TCEQ only required a D license to operator the city sewer dept, and a C license for the water dept. I took all the required schooling to get my double C's. If you go to work for a municipality or any kind of water district they will assist you in getting your license.

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If you go to work for a municipality or any kind of water district they will assist you in getting your license.
I actually went to a plant and talk to an operator that told me the same thing. He said that I would have to get hired on as an apprentice and while working there I could go get my D and C license. I was just hoping I could go to school and take some classes and maybe atleast get the D license to help my chances of getting hired.

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It's ok I just do not want to make it my career.
The hotel business is only good to be in if you're the owner.

being a hotel owner, is a bad ass gig. I wish i had the $ to buy one.
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i had a double C through the state. You dont need college to get one, just 2 years work experience in the plant. Dont know much about the surface water end of it, i had a ground water and a wastewater. Test isnt bad, just pay attention in the classes you have to take before you apply. YOu need 60 hours( 3 -20 hr classes), easy to do. and be ready, you will meet every Bubba and redneck that thinks they know everything, but dont show it by the way they talk.

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