COLUMBUS, Ind.–A Columbus City Utilities superintendent recently received the highest professional credential available in the industry. Water superintendent Jeffrey Fish earned the Utility Management Certification (UMC), an honor that has been obtained by less than one percent of utility professionals.
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. 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.