Water Operators

The Department offers six grades of water operator license: five grades to public water system operators, and one grade of licensure (Grade VI) to public water system authorized backflow preventer testing and repair technicians. Any individual who tests or repairs backflow preventers with test ports, installed to protect a public water system from backflow, is required to hold a Grade VI license.


Contact Information 

For License Application Processing, Duplicate/Replacement License, and Payment Questions:

Patti Owens, Health Licensing Specialist
Phone: (402) 471-2299
Fax: (402) 742-1152

For Scope of Practice, Eligibility, Reinstatement, and Continuing Education Questions:

Michael Wentink, Training and Licensure Officer
Phone: (308) 535-8135



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