The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is committed to the provision of education and training opportunities for municipal water and wastewater system operators. The Department has recognized that trained and qualified operating personnel are vital to the protection of public health through clean safe drinking water. In 2002 the Operator Education, Training and Certification (OETC) Program was initiated. The unique approach of this program provides operators with education and training opportunities that are focused on job competency, drinking water safety, environmental protection and infrastructure sustainability.
The main objectives of the OETC Program are to: