About WSU's Work in Water Program
WSU Environmental Finance Center's Work in Water Experience teaches Kansas high school students about the critical role that public water utilities
fill in their community. This unique, hands-on learning program allows students to
see first-hand the skills, technology, and people that are working to ensure the public
has access to safe, healthy drinking water and water recycling resources.
This educational program, designed by WSU Environmental Finance Center as part of
the Careers in Water Stewardship project, aims to increase young people's knowledge
of the importance of water treatment for the environment and public health, and to
stimulate interest in occupations in environmental water management.
A Local Utility Perspective on the Work in Water Program
Hear from City of Ottawa Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent, Dan Riney, about
his experience conducting the Work in Water program and hosting interns from Ottawa
2016 Work in Water Intern Lorraine Lowrey shares how the Work in Water Experience
made a life-long impact on her career.
Introducing young people to water careers isn’t rocket science, but it does take a
little time and effort. Find out how to tap into easy-to-use resources that help you
make connections with local schools to set up education and internship programs that
will inspire students in your community to want to work at your water utility.
Water Careers Start Here!
What is a water operator?
Water operators provide one of the most important services in a community: delivering
safe water to every person.
Water operators are the backbone of any community. Without water operators, there
would be no safe water to drink, shower, wash, cook, flush or swim in. Life as you
know it would stop. Do you have the time and strength to walk to the nearest stream
to get all 88 gallons (734 pounds) of water you use everyday? Luckily, you don't have
to because there is a water operator at work in your community! Read Our Job Profile of a Water & Wastewater Operator
Jobs in Kansas
Kansas American Water Works Association Employment Webpage
Kansas Water & Environment Association Career Center
League of Kansas Municipalities Career Center
Jobs outside of Kansas
American Water Works Association Career Center
Water & Environment Federation Jobs
In The News
Contact: Tonya Bronleewe, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (316) 978-6638