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Water Inspector

Last updated: February 12, 2017

What Does Water Inspector Mean?

A water inspector is a skilled professional trained to ensure that water contaminants are kept within acceptable limits and that water sources are safe for public consumption and use. The water inspector is involved with inspecting, evaluating and sampling activities and is knowledgeable of the courses of action available to improve the quality of water being provided.

Safeopedia Explains Water Inspector

Water inspectors can work in either the public or private sector. As a public employee, they will often work for government agencies at the federal, state, or local level. In the private sector, they will represent private businesses to ensure that required quality standards are being met. Inspection, evaluation and sampling activities can occur in a wide variety of settings, including wastewater treatment facilities, reservoirs, dams and even refreshment bottling companies. A water inspector may be involved in complex investigations involving ground water contaminations in an effort to identify specific pollutants and even the primary cause for water source contamination.


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