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 High School:





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2016 Work in Water Intern Lorraine Lowrey shares how the Work in Water Experience made a life-long impact on her career.

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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.




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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

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