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EPA Announces Water Operator Hiring and Contracting Guide

Recently, EPA released its Water Operator Hiring and Contracting Guide, a resource that can help public water system decision-makers hire or contract a licensed/certified water operator. This Guide was intended to be customized by state drinking water programs and primacy agencies prior to distribution to water systems.

The Guide offers suggestions on how to find the right operator, helps hiring managers communicate with potential operators about water system responsibilities, and assists with documenting expectations for operating the water system. Specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, this resource could benefit systems having difficulty finding a replacement operator who may be affected by illness. Click here for more information.