Industry Links

Below are links relevant to water and wastewater operators including associations and training providers, as well as the applicable Ontario Acts and Regulations that pertain to operator certification and training. Where a discrepancy occurs between the information on this website and these regulations, the regulations prevail.

Industry Links:

ABC’s Model Standards of Operator Certification
Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)
California State University (Sacramento) Water Program
Canadian Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Best Practices
Environment Canada
Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada
Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association
Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC)
Water and Wastewater Operator Certification System (WWOCS)

Operator Associations:

Aboriginal Water and Wastewater Association of Ontario (AWWAO)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
National Rural Water Association
Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA)
Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)
Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO)
Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Ontario Acts and Regulations:

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Certification of Drinking-Water System Operators and Water Quality Analysts (O. Reg. 128/04) (SDWA)
Drinking Water Systems (O. Reg. 170/03) (SDWA)
Drinking Water Testing Services (O. Reg.248/03) (SDWA)
Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA)
Licensing of Sewage Works Operators (O. Reg. 129/04) (OWRA)