Drinking Water Operator Certification

A mandatory certification program for water supply system operators was established by Minnesota Statutes in 1971, and is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health, Drinking Water Protection Section.

In order to be certified the operator must demonstrate that he or she possesses the skill, knowledge, experience, and education necessary to operate a system successfully.

There are currently over 3,000 certified water operators in Minnesota who work to protect public health by providing safe, reliable drinking water.

Updated Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:18AM