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.

How to Enter

Schooling & School Subjects

National Senior Certificate meeting diploma requirements for a diploma course

Each institution has its own entry requirements.

What to Study

Diploma: Water Care – TUT


  • mining companies
  • water boards
  • Department of Water Affairs
  • chemical manufacturing industries
  • Eskom
  • Sasol
  • municipalities

Further Information

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

Getting Started

  • read up as much as possible about water and water pollution
  • arrange to speak to water care technologists about this type of career and ask permission to observe them at work