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Wastewater Treatment Operator Exam References

The following are approved as reference sources for the 2017 ABC standardized wastewater treatment operator exams. Reference lists for prior generations of ABC standardized exams are included in the respective Need-to-Know Criteria.

California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Foundation, Office of Water Programs
  • Advanced Waste Treatment
  • Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I and II

Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Activated Sludge - Manual of Practice OM-9
  • Basic Laboratory Procedures for the Operator-Analyst
  • Chlorination/Dechlorination Handbook
  • Operation of Extended Aeration Package Plants
  • Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants - Manual of Practice No. 11
  • Operation of Nutrient Removal Facilities
  • Wastewater Biology: The Microlife

APHA, AWWA, WEF
  • Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater