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Public Drinking Water Well Operators

Certified operators are a critical part of providing an adequate and safe supply of water. 

Operators are typically responsible for a variety of tasks centered around operating and maintaining a system or plant. They typically work in a selection of capacities: water treatment, distribution, water collection, or wastewater.

Drinking water utilities that meet the definition of a public water system are responsible for meeting the requirements of federal and state drinking water programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

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Partnership for Safe Water logo; two hands connected by flowing water

The Partnership for Safe Water (PSW) is a voluntary effort between six drinking water organizations and more than 250 water utilities throughout the United States.

The PSW’s mission is to improve the quality of water delivered to customers by optimizing water system operations. The PSW offers self-assessment and optimization programs so that operators, managers, and administrators have the tools to improve performance above and beyond proposed regulatory levels.


Pike County has over 120,000 acres of land that is accessible to the public for use. This includes state and national parks, state game lands, and state forests.


Enjoy our local resources, but be sure to leave only footprints. Stay on marked trails when possible, and always pick up your trash when you leave and area.