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Water Technology

Inspect water samples, supervise filter systems, process pipes out of metal or plastic and maintain and repair pipes or small electric devices.

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Why is this skill important?

Water supply engineering technicians ensure that enough drinkable water is available every day. Drinkable water is our most precious food, which needs special protection. Before water can get processed to become drinkable water, it needs to be extracted. From wells or springs, for example. After its treatment in filter systems, it gets stored and distributed. These are all steps, which water supply engineering technicians take care of.

They inspect water samples, supervise filter systems, process pipes out of metal or plastic and maintain and repair pipes or small electric devices. They work at waterworks or pipe networks and complete their tasks oftentimes in teams under the management of a master craftsman or foreman.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Complex problems

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Taking samples from water and sludge is a daily part of the work on water supply plants and wastewater treatment plants.

  • The competitors have to pick up the right equipment and tools from the logistic area and have to bring the material with tables (with rolls) to the “water office”.

  • At this workplace, the competitors carry out their daily monitoring and control work.


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How to compete

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