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11/13/2018 - Job Opening

Collection Superintendant, City of Columbia

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The primary function of the Wastewater Collection Superintendent is to supervise the operation and maintenance of the City's wastewater collection and reuse system. This includes the operations, maintenance, staff, planning, and budget of the system

06/30/2017 - Operator Certification Fee Increase

Beginning July 1, 2017, the annual fees for operator certification renewal are as follows:

  • Discount annual renewal fee for each operator certificate:
    • (Payment prior to February 1)……………………………………..……………………$50
  • Standard annual renewal fee for each operator certificate:
    • (Payment from February 1 through June 30.)…...………...………………………….$100

New Revised Total Coliform Rule 

The new water system rules became effective on February 22nd, 2016. View the rules, including the new Revised Total Coliform Rules (RTCR) at the Secretary of State website.

Free WaterCalc App for Operators

On December 1, the College of Business, College of Engineering and Office of Research and Economic Development at Tennessee Tech University launched iCube, a new technology and innovation venture. iCube presents the opportunity for students to use 3-D virtual reality and a digital makerspace to respond to critical public policy challenges with regional partners. One of the students’ first endeavors is a suite of cutting-edge digital tools for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The smart phone app, WaterCalc, is first of these tools now ready for launch as a result of Fleming Training Center's partnership with TTU. WaterCalc is designed to assist water and wastewater operators with the basic calculations they need to do everyday. It features a menu of scientific formulas needed for water treatment, distribution, wastewater, and collections, and includes all the formulas covered in the American Board of Certification's Formula Book.

WaterCalc is now available to download for FREE on Android devices on Google Play and on iPhone devices in the App Store

Changes to 2016 Operator Certification Exams

As of the May 2016 Operator Certification exams the Tennessee Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Board will be using the ABC “Very Small Water System” exam for certification of Small Water System operators in Tennessee. Information on this exam can be found by clicking here, and the exam “Need to Know” document can be found on the Operator Need to Know page of our website.

MTSU Partnership

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has partnered to expand individual opportunities for earning course credit and certifications through TDEC’s Fleming Training Center in Murfreesboro, online and at other statewide locations. LEARN MORE

Rule Updates

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