Water processing plants are connected to water networks – miles of pipes that deliver water to different premises – and used water goes into the sewerage system. The pipe and sewerage networks also need to be monitored and maintained. As a water technician you’ll learn how water and waste water is managed across our whole country, how it connects to lakes, rivers, reservoirs and the sea, and how water resources are redirected around the country.
Did you know, on average one person uses 152 litres of water per day? Multiply that by an average family of four and by 28 million households and you get an idea of just how much water we all use. We need our water to be readily available – at work, in our homes and for our public services – and rely on our water being clean and safe.