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"The Operators and Maintenance Council's mission is to increase member services to water plant operators, distribution system operators, and water supply maintenance staff  through increased opportunities for association leadership, participation, local networking, and expanded awards and recognition programs. We also will provide direction on long-term needs and priorities to the Board of Governors."

Sincerely,

Andrew Greenbaum
Operators & Maintenance Council Chair


In 2014, because of the expanding role of technology and the mechanic in the production and transmission of safe and reliable drinking water, the BOG renamed the Council to the Operators and Maintenance Council with the purpose of creating an FSAWWA certification path to advancement for the drinking water treatment plant mechanic / electrician / electronics staff.

Benefits of Operators & Maintenance Council:

  • Water plant and distribution system operator representation on the FSAWWA Board of Governors
  • Water supply maintenance staff representation on the FSAWWA Board of Governors
  • More specialized service to a significant portion of our membership
  • Provides operators and maintenance staff more visibility and active participation and representation in FSAWWA
  • Assistance with operators/maintenance staff career advancement and exposure to new technology and products
  • Local operators/maintenance staff representation within each region and networking opportunities
  • Possible liaison positions with the local FWPCOA region
  • Long-term operators/maintenance planning to meet future needs of this membership sector

Events

  • Get Your CE Courses Here: AWWA eLearning Opportunities for Drinking Water and System Operators - Link

 

 

Member News        

Christopher Wetz received the Operators and Maintenance Council Chair's Award of Excellence at the 2016 Fall Conference. Congratulations!

The Florida Section Service Award was given to Steve Soltau for his dedication and service to the Operators and Maintenance Council during 2012-2016. Congratulations!

FDEP Clarification on "Water Mains" - CLICK HERE

We Need Your Help

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining us, please - CLICK HERE.     

Or Call:
Andrew Greenbaum, Chair
(813) 929-4551
agreenbaum@tampabaywater.org             

Publications

News

ACE16 Top Ops Champions: Palm Coast Water Buoys - click here

2016 Operator Scholarship was awarded to Chris P. Bailey, FWRA!

 

AEWT Grads Making a Splash in the Workforce: Certifications Lead to Environmental Careers following High School


Academy of Environmental Water Technology graduates Connor Morgan and Bella Gonzalez work full-time as Drinking Water operators at the City of Melbourne Water Treatment Plant.

To read more - click here

 

 


 

On Tuesday April 26, 2016, 25 students and teachers from Heritage High School’s Academy for Water and Environmental Technology attended a field trip to the Florida Resources Conference.

The objectives of the Academy, supported in part with an annual grant from FSAWWA, are to help develop the next generation of environmental stewards who are actively working to improve the environment, enhance drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment systems. The academy will produce graduates who are proficient in water technologies and water resources management and who will enter post secondary education and /or the work force with the knowledge and skills to solve many broad based environmental challenges.
http://www.edline.net/files/_LWILR_
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AESWRT_Flyer_Completed_Draft_12-9-10.pdf

Students graduating from AEWT will have taken, and passed, the FDEP water or wastewater licensure exams. All they need is the 2080 hours of actual in-plant experience to be issued a license by the State of Florida. Some students will be going to college and thinking about trainee positions to supplement their college finances, some are looking for trainee positions immediately following high school.


Excited students after a motivating meet-and-greet with FSAWWA professionals discussing possible exam content and career opportunities.

The students dressed in the black shirts will be taking the Class C FDEP exam in early June. The students in the blue shirts are juniors and will take the exam in June 2017.

The Operators and Maintenance Council hopes to make this an annual event at the FWRC.

Stay tuned!


More information on a degree and Career Pathway offered by Florida Gateway College for an Assoc in Science in Environmental Science Technology and the Bachelor's in Science Water Resources Technology. These courses taken online with close supervision and assistance by the College instructors.

Info on Degree Progression

BAS Degree

AS Degree


 

 
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