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Water and Wastewater Professionals Workforce Week puts focus on people who ensure clean and sustainable water supplies in Michigan

Drinking water construction project by Lansing Board of Water and LightWater and Wastewater Professionals Workforce Week kicks off today to put a spotlight on the people who work in the drinking water and wastewater industries.

Michigan has thousands of certified operators and other water professionals who work silently behind the scenes to keep the tap flowing and your toilets flushing. The United States Department of Labor's, Bureau of Labor Statistics, has projected that 8.2 percent of existing water operators will need to be replaced annually between 2016 and 2026.

Michigan's water industry is essential to the health and success of our state, and offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Finance
  • Chemistry
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Trade Skills
  • And many other high-demand occupations

Join EGLE as it spotlights the role of water and wastewater professionals in promoting clean and sustainable water supplies, while drawing attention to career opportunities in the water industry and increasing awareness of all the different skills required to protect Michigan's water resources. EGLE will kick off the celebrations on Monday, December 13, 2021, with a webinar highlighting the common compliance requirements for drinking water operators. Head over to the Michigan Water and Wastewater Professionals Week web page to learn how to participate in four free webinars that are scheduled throughout the week.

Caption: Drinking water construction project by Lansing Board of Water and Light.

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