We want to hear about any questions or suggestions you may have. This is your water and wastewater safety website. As this website expands, we’ll tailor it cover what's important to you!

We'll explore each safety issue in depth--from lab safety to personal protective equipment to respirator requirements for chlorine handling--with links to the matching OSHA regulations. We'll include a section on plant security too.


Treatment Plant Safety is a safety information center for water and wastewater professionals.

Water and sewer treatment plants can be dangerous workplaces. Confined spaces, deadly chemicals, pathogenic bacteria--those are just a few of the hazards that we face during a normal day's work.

We'll help you develop or update your safety program. And take a look at why people don't always follow the rules. Our Lessons Learned section will give you a place to talk about accidents or close calls at your treatment plant so others can learn from your experiences. 

Legal Notice and Disclaimer. The materials within this website are for informational purposes only. While the information and recommendations contained on the Treatment Plant Safety website have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, H2O Writing makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances. The information on this website is provided only as general information which may or may not reflect the most current legal and safety information. Links from the Treatment Plant Safety website to another domain shall not represent an endorsement..

We’ll cover new safety regulations, the latest in protective gear, and review high-profile accident investigations in the water-wastewater industry.