The Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operators’ Association, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization managed by its membership and supported by membership subscriptions, short courses, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution Control.

Organized in 1961, the main objective of the Association is to protect the interests of water and pollution control operators in the State of Mississippi. The Association has worked for many years to improve operators’ training short courses. The Association instituted a voluntary operator certification program in 1972 and succeeded in obtaining passage of a law in 1986, the “Municipal and Domestic Water and Wastewater System Operator’s Certification Act of 1986,” which made the certification of operators mandatory after July 1, 1987. This law provides job security and improved benefits for operators, as well as providing better quality water and a safer environment for customers.  The development and dissemination of water quality information is another important goal.



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Wastewater Shortcourse / CEUs 

MWPCOA will host an upcoming wastewater shortcourse and individual wastewater CEU offerings.  Up to 32 MDEQ sponsored hours will be awarded (8 hours per day).  Wastewater classes will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Monday, February 27, 2023 – Thursday, March 2, 2023.  All testing will take place on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 8 a.m. – noon.

Attendance for the wastewater shortcourse is $300 for members and $450 for non-members. This includes the exam only. Participants must bring their own materials. A link has been placed below for each of the study materials. Non-Member fee includes a 3 year membership to MWPCOA.

Note: there will not be any water CEUs offered for this event.

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