Who operates the wastewater treatment plants?

The daily treatment plant operation is conducted by highly trained and state certified wastewater operators. Wastewater operators are required to obtain and maintain state certification.  In order to become certified, the operator must be a trainee for 3 years and pass the state certification exam and attend a minimum of 30 to 46 CEUs of approved certification training, every three years to maintain their certification.  In addition to operations staff, a team of maintenance personnel are required to maintain the equipment at the treatment plant as well as over 432 miles of sewer line and 33 pump stations that are part of the wastewater collection system.

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1. Where does wastewater come from?
2. What does a wastewater treatment plant do?
3. How is the treated wastewater disinfected?
4. Who operates the wastewater treatment plants?
5. How many wastewater treatment plants are in the County?
6. What size are these wastewater treatment plants?
7. What are some of the things that should not be put down the drain or toilet?
8. What should I do with fat and oil if it can't go down the drain?