About Us

Earth Water Specialists, Inc. is a newly created training and technical assistance provider organization in Vermont. Earth Water Specialists goal is to evolve the training offered to Vermont water and wastewater operators to a more advanced level which will give them tools to better operate and maintain their treatment facilities. Continuing education should help the operators to grow professionally with their work experience in unison.  


Earth Water Specialists Will follow ANSI/IACET 1=2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. This is an international continuing education standard which outlines the most effective training methods and learning processes.  Earth Water Specialists is doing this in preparation for someday becoming an authorized IACET CEU provider.  

Paula Jackson is the lead training developer and trainer for Earth water Specialists. She has been in the water and wastewater industry for 35 years. Paula began her water and wastewater professional career in the US Air Force gaining lots of hands on experience and Knowledge. She has worked as a water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection operator for 18 years.  For the past 17 years she has worked under EPA Training and technical assistance grants teaching in Alaska and Vermont.  


Earth water Specialists is in the process of developing and delivering more advanced training for Vermont Water and wastewater operators.  This training will be listed in the training section and will be scheduled throughout Vermont.  Onsite training is offered for the same price as classroom training and saves you time and fuel costs. 

We will also be developing online training for certification exam preparation for both water and wastewater operators.  Online training is the green approach to preparing for certification exams.  There are a lot of advantages to online training, like fuel savings, which saves on emissions and helps to preserve our environment.  It saves travel time, class time away from your facility.  With online training you can access training sessions at your convenience, at work when things are caught up or at 9:00 PM when the children go to bed.  

Thank you all for being on a team of professionals which ensures safe water to consumers in Vermont and ensures that we are keeping Vermont’s receiving waters pristine.