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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
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Advanced Water Treatment 


Where can I obtain a job with training in Advanced Water Treatment?

Training prepares students to be employed as entry-level technicians in a variety of water treatment settings, including: municipal drinking water plants, water recycling plants, semiconductor industry, food and dairy industry, petrochemical industry, electric power generation industry, industrial waste water plants, manufacturing facilities, and government agencies.

What job functions do “water operators” perform?

Water Treatment Plant Operators treat water using chemicals and filtration to make water safe to drink.

Water Distribution System Operators transport water in distribution pipes and from storage tanks to homes and businesses for drinking and for fighting fires. They keep the distribution pipes clean and under pressure to deliver safe water for drinking.

Wastewater Collection System Operators collect wastewater from homes and businesses and convey the water to a wastewater treatment plant. They keep the collection systems pipes and pumps clean and free from blockages to prevent raw sewage spills and overflows into the environment.

Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plant Operators treat wastewater using chemicals, physical, and biological means, and reclaim the water for reuse to protect the environment

Academic Departments

Program Coordinator

Howard Marquise
Phone: (210) 486-4355
Office: WETC

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Fax: (210) 486-9097
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A