Water sanitation technicians monitor the operation of water and sewer systems, drinking water production and wastewater treatment. They analyze problematic situations, perform physical, chemical and microbiological analyses and interpret plans and layouts of treatment plants. They prepare reports and ensure regulatory compliance. This is an essential profession that suits people who are concerned about the environment and public health. It requires an interest in problem solving and the ability to work independently and responsibly. A career as a water sanitation technician requires good observation skills and attention to detail.