Wastewater Operator Resources

Your one-stop-shop for everything operators commonly request. If there is something you would like to see added to this page, please click here.

Licensure and Training
Operations Training Manual and Study Guide

The MDEQ Wastewater Treatment Facilities Operations and Training Manual, currently in its 5th edition, plus the Pollution Control Operator Certification Examination Study Guide.

Operator Training Calendar

The operator continuing education training schedule. Updated regularly as trainings are scheduled (dates subject to change).

Certification Applications

Here you can find the application for new operator certification, renewal application for existing certified operators, and reciprocity application for operators from other states.

Permitting and Regulations

On this page you will find links and information for setting up a CDX account to submit to NetDMR, guidance on monitoring and submittal, and a FAQ.

Wastewater Pollution Control Regulations

Contains links to the State regulations regarding wastewater NPDES permits and wastewater operator certification (chapters 1 and 3, respectively). These are the final word on almost all questions you might have about permitting and certification.


Here you can access information from MDEQ’s database on a variety of topics. Most importantly for operators, the Agency Interest Search allows you to find information on NPDES permits and certified operators.

Bypass Report Form

The reporting form for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) or Wastewater Bypass. In the event of any sewer overflow, regardless of size, operators should verbally notify MDEQ within 24 hours, and submit a completed bypass report within 5 days.

Duly Authorized Representative Delegation Form

Authorized Signatories of NPDES permits can submit this form in order to delegate submittal authority to a Duly Authorized Representative.

Training Approval Request Form

For trainers looking for MDEQ approval of continuing education courses.

Operator Trainer Contacts

North Regional Office
Payden Donahoe
8 County Rd. 413
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.371.1828

Central Regional Office
Tony Cox
1542-A Old Whitfield Road
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: 601.961.5646

South Regional Office
Matt Carr
1141 Bayview Ave., Suite 208
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 228.432.3454