Study Materials

WDS and WDM Exam Reference Materials

Water Distribution Specialist (WDS) and Water Distribution Manager (WDM) Exam Reference Materials

Below are approved reference sources for the ABC WDS and WDM exams. Operators should use the latest edition of these reference sources to prepare for the exam.

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

  • Water Transmission and Distribution
  • Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
  • Basic Science Concepts and Applications
  • Water System Security, A Field Guide
  • Water Quality

To order, contact:
AWWA
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
Web Site: www.awwa.org
Phone: 800-926-7337

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)

  • Security Vulnerability Self Assessment Guide for Small Drinking Water Systems

To order, contact:
ASDWA
1401 Wilson Blvd Suite 1225
Arlington, VA 22209
Web Site: www.asdwa.org
Phone: 703-812-9505

California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)

  • Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
  • Small Water System Operation and Maintenance
  • Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volumes I and II
  • Utility Management
  • Manage for Success

To order, contact:
CSUS
Office of Water Programs
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6025
Web Site: www.owp.csus.edu
Phone: 916-278-6142

BTO and WTPO Exam Reference Materials

Basic Treatment Operator (BTO) and Water Treatment Plant Operator (WTPO) Exam Reference Materials

Below are approved reference sources for the ABC BTO and WTPO exams. Operators should use the latest edition of these reference sources to prepare for the exam.

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations Series:

  • Water Sources
  • Water Treatment
  • Water Transmission and Distribution
  • Water Quality
  • Basic Science Concepts and Applications
  • Water System Security, A Field Guige

Other AWWA References:

  • Water Quality and Treatment

To order, contact:
AWWA
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
Web Site: www.awwa.org
Phone: 800-926-7337

CCS Exam Reference Materials

Cross Connection Control Specialist (CCS) Exam Reference Materials

Below are approved references for the ABC CCS exam.

Manual of Cross-Connection Control, 10th Edition, Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research:

University of Southern California
KAP-200 University Park MC-2531
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531
Phone: 213-740-2032

Recommended Practice for Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control, AWWA Manual M14:

AWWA
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
Phone: 800-926-7337

Cross-Connection Control Manual, (WH-550), USEPA:

Water Resource Center (RC4100)
Room 2615
401 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-7786

Cross Connection Control Manual, Accepted Procedure and Practice Handbook, Pacific Northwest Section-AWWA

PO Box 2050
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 877-767-2992

WW Operator Exam Reference Materials

Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Reference Materials

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