Environmental Protection Agency – https://www.epa.gov/
Compliance Tips for Small, Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plants: This advisory is directed to owners and operators of small publicly owned wastewater treatment works (POTWs) and small private wastewater treatment plants, both commonly referred to as wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). It is intended to provide small WWTPs with information that will help them comply with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit effluent limits. https://www.epa.gov/compliance/compliance-tips-small-mechanical-wastewater-treatment-plants
National Compliance Initiative: Reducing Significant Non-Compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits: https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/national-compliance-initiative-reducing-significant-non-compliance-national-pollutant
Clean Water Agencies Increasing Attention to
Significant Non-Compliance Dischargers: https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-09/documents/snc-nci-compliance-advisory.pdf
Certification Information By State (in alphabetical order) – https://wastewater101.net/2018/10/wastewater-certification-information-by-state/
We have questions all the time about where to find study material, what experience do you need for certain levels in certain states. Follow the link and you can find the information you need for your state.
Water Environment Association – http://www.wef.org/
The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit association that provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals who clean water and return it safely to the environment. WEF members have proudly protected public health, served their local communities, and supported clean water worldwide since 1928
Indiana Water Environment Association – http://www.indianawea.org/
The Indiana Water Environment Association is dedicated to preserving and protecting Indiana’s waterways through educating our members and the citizens of Indiana about the importance of our water environment.
- For more information (including application) regarding the IWEA Collection System Exam follow this link – http://indianawea.org/about-us/committees/collection-systems/
Central Indiana Operator’s Association – https://indianawea.org/about-us/operator-associations/central-indiana-operators-association/
Here you will find all the pertinent information concerning our association. We meet bi-monthly to gain continuing education for Indiana waste-water certifications. In order to accomplish this goal contractors and companies generously donate their time and knowledge. We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors!
Northern Indiana Operator’s Association – http://www.thenioa.net/
To protect our most precious of resources, water, for our communities, our environment, and our future. To provide professional and educational opportunities to our members as we strive to serve, educate, and reach out to our communities.
Southern Indiana Operator’s Association – http://sioaonline.org/
To provide professional and educational opportunities to our members. We encourage networking, and strive to serve and reach out to our communities.
Indiana Industrial Operator’s Association – http://www.iioa.net/
The mission of the Indiana Industrial Operators Association, Inc. (IIOA), founded in 1995 is to serve professionals in wastewater treatment, which benefits industry and society through education, information, community outreach and social involvement. Membership is open to all wastewater professionals and those who provide services, supplies, equipment and support to the industry.
Environmental Protection Agency – http://www.epa.gov/
Our mission is to protect human health and the environment.
Indiana Department of Environmental Management – http://www.in.gov/idem/4097.htm
Environmental protection in Indiana has come a long way since 1986, when the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) was established. Since then, IDEM has grown to a staff of 900, and employs some of Indiana’s most qualified engineers, scientists and environmental project managers specializing in air, land, pollution prevention and water quality issues. Our staff members work hard to provide quality environmental oversight and technical assistance in your community and around the state. Whether you’re a business owner, consultant, student, farmer, teacher or parent, IDEM is here to help you.
Continuing Education Information –
Wastewater Operators can renew their license on line: https://mylicense.in.gov/eGov/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2feGov%2f
Online renewal is available from May 1 through July 1.
Check your contact hours with IDEM on-line: http://in.gov/idem/cleanwater/files/wastewater_cert_ceus.pdf
IDEM Certification Information/Certification Overview – https://www.in.gov/idem/cleanwater/2398.htm
Indiana Wastewater Operator Certification Process – https://www.in.gov/idem/cleanwater/2394.htm
Operator Certification Manual – https://www.in.gov/idem/cleanwater/files/wastewater_cert_booklist_10_manual.pdf
- Ivy Tech offers the exam any business day throughout the year (no postmark due date for submitting applications). This is a computerized exam. After submitting an application and $30 application fee to IDEM to sit for the wastewater certification exam, each applicant who has been approved and who has selected IVY Tech will receive an exam admission letter containing the IVY Tech web address, a list of participating IVY Tech locations and their phone numbers. Ivy Tech will charge an additional fee payable to them for use of their facility.
Wastewater Certification Contact Information – Download PDF
Have you ever tried to reach just the right person in Wastewater Certification to answer your question? This page will tell you exactly who to call, email, or write. You may call Rebecca McMonigle with questions about wastewater certification at (317) 232-8791. You may call Tonja Fuller-White with questions about wastewater operator continuing education at (317) 233-0479.
Wastewater Compliance at IDEM (including NETDMR, Sewer By-pass and Overflow Monthly Reports, Wastewater Compliance Evaluation, Certification and Continuing Education): http://in.gov/idem/cleanwater/2337.htm
Instructions for Completing Reports to IDEM: Instructions for submitting reports 6-18
IDEM Contact Information: IDEM Contact Information
FAQ Sheets from IDEM:
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) – General information regarding Combined Sewer Overflows: factsheet_cso
Culverts and Stream Crossings – General information regarding replacing and new culverts: factsheet_culverts_streams
Drinking Water Operator Certification Rule: factsheet_dw_certification_rule
Drinking Water Operator Continuing Education Requirements: factsheet_dw_continuing_education
Drinking Water Facility Specific Operator Certifications: factsheet_dw_facility_specific_operator
Drinking Water Operator On-site Visits: factsheet_dw_onsite_visits
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) – General information regarding what MS4 is: factsheet_ms4
Foam on Water – Great information for your web-site: factsheet_owq_stormwater_foam
Closure of Wastewater Treatment Plants: factsheet_owq_ww_closure_wwtp
Street Sweeping Debris Disposal and Management: Street Sweeping Fact Sheet ST0314LSWP
Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) – http://www.OSHA.net
Muncie Sanitary District – www.munciesanitary.org
Sewer Geek – www.sewergeek.com
This site is intended as a place where Collection System Operators can exchange information and find links to services. There is also a section for study materials for various collection system certification exams, or if you just want to brush up on your knowledge.
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