Aerial view of a water treatment plant with circular tanks and roads
Photo Credit: SA Water

Wastewater treatment is crucial to communities in Florida as it plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the state’s water resources and ecosystems. Proper treatment ensures the removal of pollutants and contaminants from wastewater, preventing the degradation of water quality in rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. This not only protects the environment but also helps sustain a clean and safe water supply for residents, supporting public health and the overall well-being of Florida communities.

The Water Management program prepares students to work at wastewater treatment facilities with a theoretical understanding and practical training to begin a career in this field.

At the end of this course, student will be able to:

  •  Recognize the responsibilities of wastewater treatment plant operation and process control
  •  Identify safe operating procedures, proper sampling, and laboratory testing techniques
  •  Summarize the basic biology, chemistry, mathematics, biological and physical processes associated with wastewater treatment

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