Exam References

Testing Services

Industrial Waste

The following are approved as reference sources for the ABC industrial waste examinations. Operators should use the latest edition of these reference sources to prepare for the exam.


California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Foundation, Office of Water Programs
  • Industrial Waste Treatment, Volumes I and II
  • Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volumes I and II
  • Manage for Success
  • Advanced Waste Treatment
  • Treatment of Metal Wastestreams
  • Pretreatment Facility Inspection

To order, contact:

Office of Water Programs
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6025
Website: www.owp.csus.edu
Phone: (916) 278-6142
Fax: (916) 278-5959
Email: wateroffice@owp.csus.edu


Water Environment Federation
  • Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants - Manual of Practice No. 11
  • Industrial Wastewater Management, Treatment, and Disposal, Manual of Practice FD-3

To order, contact:

Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1994
Website: www.wef.org
Phone: (800) 666-0206
Fax: (703) 684-2492
Email: pubs@wef.org


Operators must also be knowledgeable about federal and state/provincial regulations that apply to industrial dischargers. Most of the US federal regulations that apply to industrial dischargers are found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 (www.gpo.gov).