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Water Care Technologist
Water care technologists are responsible for the purification of water by removing harmful household and industrial substances from the water. They assist in operating water works for drinking water, wastewater and/or industrial effluent.

Water care technologists may be involved in laboratory duties such as analysis of water samples, as well as research and the development of new, improved unit operations in water care technology.

Satisfying Aspects
- performing a useful service
- solving problems
- helping reduce water pollution
- challenges and variety in work
- knowing your work is preventing diseases

Demanding aspects
- frustration at not being able to enforce adherence to legislation without recourse to law
- annoyance at the expediency of uncaring greedy people who won’t take measures to ensure that water sources are not polluted
- sometimes the unpleasant odours in some of the plants

The water care technologist should:
- have good problem-solving skills;
- be organized and meticulous;
- enjoy working in a laboratory.

School Subjects
National Senior Certificate meeting diploma requirements for a diploma course

Each institution will have its own minimum entry requirements.

Compulsory Subjects: None
Recommended Subjects: Mathematics, Natural Science, Life Sciences, Geography

Diploma: Water Care - TUT

- Mining companies
- Water boards
- Department of Water Affairs
- Chemical manufacturing industries
- Sasol
- Municipalities

Institute for Water Quality Studies
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Private Bag X313
Pretoria, 0001
Tel: (012) 808-0374