Exam References

Testing Services

Water Treatment

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


American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations Series:

Other AWWA References:

To order, contact:

American Water Works Association
6666 W Quincy Ave
Denver CO 80235
Website: www.awwa.org
Phone: (800) 926-7337
Fax: (303) 347-0804
Email: custsvc@awwa.org


Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
  • Security Vulnerability Self Assessment Guide for Small Drinking Water Systems

To order, contact:

1401 Wilson Blvd Ste 1225
Arlington VA 22209
Website: www.asdwa.org (available online in PDF format; select “Program Areas,” then “Security,” then Training and Tools”)
Phone: (703) 812-9505
Fax: (703) 812-9506
Email: info@asdwa.org

California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Foundation, Office of Water Programs
  • Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volumes I and II
  • Manage for Success

To order, contact:

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