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Water/Wastewater Engineers

Tips for Entry

Get an internship or part-time job in an engineering firm that offers water/wastewater engineering services. Find job listings and career information on these Web sites:


If you are in high school, participate in an engineering summer camp to learn more about environmental engineering. Conduct an online search for engineering summer camps at colleges and universities that may be near you.

Attend the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition ( to network and participate in professional development classes and workshops.  

Read Journal AWWA and Opflow (both are available at and Rural Water ( to learn more about the field.

Use social media to stay up to date on industry developments and learn about job openings. Many professional associations use Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to connect with members and others who are interested in wastewater treatment.

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