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Water/Wastewater Engineers

Employment Prospects


Many water/wastewater engineers work in local governments; others work for the federal government, utility companies, or private sanitary services that operate under contracts with local governments. They may work at state or federal water pollution control agencies, such as the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency. Approximately 55,800 environmental engineers, including water/wastewater engineers, work in the United States, according to the Department of Labor. Jobs are located throughout the country, with the greatest numbers found in areas with high populations. 

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