Monday, February 12, 2018
Columbus, Ind., February 12, 2018: The Water University and the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water has announced that Jeffrey Fish, Water Superintendent of Columbus City Utilities has earned the Utility Management Certification (UMC) credential. The UMC is the highest professional credential in the utility industry. Less than one percent of all utility professional have earned the UMC. To be designated as a UMC, an applicant must have a minimum number of years’ experience in water and wastewater management and have completed a minimum number of hours of specialized professional development (which are scored in a formula to ensure that experience and training meet a minimum requirement). The applicant must then pass a stringent examination in water and wastewater management. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in water and wastewater system management. The UMC credential is currently held by 700 utility professionals nationally. The Water University is an affiliate of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA). NRWA is a membership organization of more than 30,000 water and wastewater systems that serve millions of customers across the United States. With support of the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water and other State Rural Water Associations, NRWA is the premier source of training, on-site technical assistance, and source water protection planning for the water and wastewater industry.
To learn more about obtaining your UMC credential visit: https://www.wateruniversity.org/