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Free desk and/or HP Color Plotter (DesignJet 500ps).

Contact Vermont Rural Water Association at 802-660-4988 ext. 305. Click here for a photo.


For Sale: ABS Mixer Model RW2022

Flygt Mixer Model 4610
Hydromatic Submersible Basin Mixer Model HBM200
All electrical panels and mounting hardware included.

Contact the Enosburg Falls WWTF at 802 933 6669 for details


HAWK PINE HILLS WATER SYSTEM
WSID: 5327
ASSETS AVAILABLE FROM DECOMMISSIONING THE WATER SYSTEM

Contact: Shirley J. Grainger-Inselburg sjgrainger@mac.com 802-649-5266

1 Goulds 3hp 230v 3w4" Submersible Pump (cost: $1,395.00; currently in use in the reservoir but in good condition, as the pump motor was replaced at a cost of $917.45 on April 2, 2014)

1 Goulds 3hp 230v 3w4" Submersible Pump (cost: N/A; currently in use at the wellhead but in good condition; installed in September 2010)

1 Goulds 3hp 230v 3w4" Submersible Pump (cost: $1,395.00; brand-new and is still in its original box unopened; purchased December 2015)

1 Goulds Motor Control Box, for 3hp Goulds Submersible Pump (cost: $249.00; brand-new, never used; still in original box; purchased December 2015). Note: This control box goes with the brand-new 3hp Goulds pump above.

2 CentriPro Motor Control Boxes, Model #CB30412MC, 3hp, 230v, for a 3hp Goulds Submersible Pump (cost: approx. $240.00 each; both in good condition; installed at the Pump House in September 2010).

1-1/2" Sensus SR Master Flow Meter (purchased from E.F. Prescott in 2007. Estimated life: meter body, ECR register, bolts and flanges should last 30-50 years; internal measuring chamber should last between 10-30 years). Note: This latter inner mechanism has been recently cleaned by SOS, Inc. and is in good working order.

1 Sensus SR Internal Meter Chamber, together with Gasket and Casing, for the above Sensus SR Master Flow Meter (cost: $343.90; brand-new, purchased by SOS, Inc., in February 2016 to have on hand to replace the original chamber some time in the future)

1 Amtrol Well-X-Trol 350 Pressure Tank (119-Gallon) (cost: $1,515.00; installed December 2015; in excellent condition).

1 Amtrol Well-X-Trol 350 Pressure Tank (119-Gallon) (cost: $1,569.50; in good condition; installed April 30, 2014)

1 Amtrol Well-X-Trol 350 Pressure Tank (119-Gallon) (cost: N/A; installed around 2001/2002 by Ralph Morgan & Sons, but may not last much longer). Note: This pressure tank was going to be replaced by SOS, Inc. in 2016 and may be close to the end of its useful life.

1 McDonnell /Miller FS251/NEMA 1 Flow Switch (cost: $249; in excellent condition; installed in late 2015 or early 2016 by Excel/SOS, Inc.)

1 Stenner Peristaltic Pump Model No. 45MJH1B1STAA, 100 psi/220v/0.9amp/3GPD (cost: $500.76; purchased in May 14, 2015, in excellent condition)

1 Pulsafeeder Chem-Tech Series 200 Chlorination Pump (cost: $456.00, purchased in 2007; in good working condition, but not used for the past year, because of the need for a different kind of pump installation that would keep the tank full for more than a month without re-filling. Includes a 35-gallon Tank)

6 5-Gallon Carboys of Sodium Hypochlorite (cost: $247.50 for seven 5-gallon containers; suggest HPHWS asks SOS, Inc. to buy back remaining carboys from the HPHWS)

1 Baby Bath (cost: $20.00; for containing Carboy of Sodium Hypochlorite, when in use, 2015)

1 Hach Free and Total Chlorine Color Disc Test Kit, Model: CN-66 (cost: $56.95; excellent condition, only used a dozen times, 2015.)

Hach DPD Free Chlorine Reagent Powder Pillows, 5 mL, pk/50 (cost: $10.95; expiration date 2017; will donate with Hach Chlorine Test Kit listed above)

Hach DPD Total Chlorine Reagent Pillows, 5 mL, pk/50 (cost: $10.95; expiration date 2017; will donate with Hach Chlorine Test Kit listed above)

Copper Screen for Pump House Reservoir Overflow Pipe (located outside the Pump House and is in good condition from 2005)

1 10-foot Aluminum Straight Ladder (purchased more than 20 years ago, as a safety measure for entry into the holding-tank, but only used once for cleaning and videotaping the condition of the tank)

1 Sampling Faucet (Raw Water) (cost: included in an overall cost of $334.60, which includes miscellaneous 1-3/4" and 1" copper and PVP pipe, valves, fittings, installed during the past six months by SOS, Inc.)

1 Sampling Faucet (Treated Water) (cost: N/A; n.d., part of original installation in 1969, but would have been replaced at some time during the nineties)

1 Short, White, Heavy-Duty, Anti-Microbial Water Hose, designed for boating usage, but HPHWS used it previously to top up the chlorination tank and dilute the chlorine levels (cost: N/A; purchased around 2008; in good condition; donate?)

1 Electric Junction Box (20 slots for fuses/breakers) (cost: N/A, as part of total electrical system replacement by Peter Schaal Electric; installed 2010)

Deadbolt Lock and Keys (replaced in 2002; in good working order; in very good condition)

J-Vent for Ventilation of the Holding-Tank. Note: This ventilation filter was installed by SOS, Inc. in the side of the Bilco Bulkhead Doors at the entry way over the reservoir, some time during 2016.

High Density Polyethylene Bilco Bulkhead Doors (cost, including labor for installation: $1,875.00; purchased 2007, but in very good condition). Note: A set of two doors, these Bilco bulkhead doors could also be used to replace a homeowner's outdoor, corroded metal, basement access doors.

Gasket for Bilco Bulkhead Doors (estimated cost: $60.00 but invoice did not itemize and included labor installation costs; installed September 2015)

1 External Emergency Light for Low Water in Reservoir at Pump House (price: N/A; included in an overall estimate for replacing the entire HPHWS electrical system at the Pump House; in very good condition; installed in 2010). Note: Light has never had to be used for a low water emergency.

Curb Stops (numerous Shut-Off Valves--some may be in good condition, such as the ones for the following properties: Donnelly, Mosher, and McBride and could possibly be re-used)

2 Flush Hydrants (one in very good condition and one in good condition--both purchased in 2005, with the first one being installed that same year on the Levin property. The second one remained in its original box and was not installed on the Donnelly property until 2012). Note: See Figure 1 for a photograph of the type of flush hydrant at the end of this list.

1 Curb Valve Key (cost: N/A; purchased 1969). Note: Useful for one HPHWS homeowner to have for his or her outside shut-off valve, but not worth selling, as one can pick up one of these on Amazon for less than $10.00.

1 Pressure Switch at the Pump House (Cost: N/A; may have been replaced by SOS, Inc. in 2015)

2 Campbell Psi Meters (1-100 psi) at the Pump House (Cost: N/A; 1 may have been during 2015)

Copper Electrical Wiring and Pipes from Pump House and from the Transmission Line from the Wellhead to the Pump House, unless the latter has to be left in the ground (re-sale value: $2.149 per pound, but price fluctuates daily on the stock market)

Some shutoff spigots and shut-off levers at the Pump House may be salvageable (maximum total number: 7; n.p.)

1 North Emergency Eye and Skin Flush Station (wall-mountable; donate to a local water system or a non-profit organization?)

1 First-Aid Box (donate to the Haven?) 1 Pair of Protective Goggles (Donate?)

1 Smart Electric Meter (belongs to Green Mountain Power). Note: Company will need to disconnect the power line and remove the meter before demolition of Pump House, after the last well is drilled)


950 gallon vertical plastic storage tank.

Has been used indoors to store Bioxide.
Equipped with 110 volt pump for filling smaller containers.
Located in Glover, VT
Price negotiable.
Contact: Jack Sumberg
email: jsumberggloverselectboard@comcast.net
phone: 802 525-4277


WANTED: BOD BOTTLES... Do you have BOD bottles that you don't need or use. Endyne will pay you for these old bottles which we will put to good use. Just call Rod Lamothe @ 802-879-4333 ext 311.

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Jobs

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Town of Brattleboro
Highway/Utilities Superintendent

Full time in the Department of Public Works. Responsibilities include assisting Director of Public Works in overall administrative and operational aspects of the Department with emphasis placed on the construction/maintenance of highway systems and maintaining efficient water and sewer services. Exercises supervision of Highway, Distribution & Utilities Division employees. Good planning, administrative, personnel and budget management skills. Ability to communicate effectively Two or four year degree in civil, environmental, mechanical engineering or related field or equivalent. Send application to Town Manager’s Office, Attn: HR-PM, 230 Main Street #208, Brattleboro, VT 05301, or by e-mail to: tmsecretary@brattleboro.org, by 4:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018. Detailed job description and employment application can be found at www.brattleboro.org.

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service. 


Plant Operations Manager

The Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District is currently accepting resumes for a Plant Operations Manager.  As one of New England’s largest clean water treatment plants, the facility provides biological nutrient removal treatment for flows originating in the greater Worcester area and also provides biosolids management using incineration for numerous Massachusetts communities.  Candidates will be responsible for supervision of a department of twenty operators who sustain the 24/7 staffed operation of the wastewater treatment plant. The plant operations manager participates as part of a team of managers who prioritize and plan facility projects and needs ranging from hiring and training to routine maintenance and long-term capital upgrades and improvements.  The work involves significant technical knowledge as well as considerable independent judgement in planning work and making decisions. Responsibilities include adherence to regulatory requirements including NPDES permitting, federal and state air permit compliance, and storm water reporting. Other responsibilities include annual purchase agreements for chemicals and energy, including coordination of solar energy sites. The plant operations manager coordinates the control and management of hauled wastes including sludge and septage.

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with major work in chemistry, life sciences, environmental engineering, or a related field.  A minimum of 10 years’ experience in wastewater treatment, three years in a supervisory capacity is expected. Candidates shall have the ability to obtain a MA Grade 7C Wastewater Operator’s License.  Competitive wage and benefits include MA state retirement system.

Send letter of interest and resume to:  Liz Mailhot, Human Resources, Upper Blackstone WPAD, 50 Route 20, Millbury, MA 01527, emailhot@ubwpad.org.


Town of Stowe
Water System Operator

Come join our team of talented municipal employees. The Public Works Department seeks a qualified Water System Operator responsible for assisting with the operations, maintenance and repair of the municipal water system. The position requires the employee to be on a biweekly on-call rotation after regular working hours, and to be available for emergency responses as necessary.

The position requires a Class 3 Water Operator Certification issued by the State of Vermont, a high school diploma or GED certificate, and a valid driver’s license. Demonstration of basic mechanical, electrical, and computer skills are required. The ideal candidate will have the skill to monitor, maintain, and perform minor to moderate level of repairs to water treatment, pumping and distributions systems. Knowledge of wastewater systems and other Public Works functions is beneficial. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The starting pay is $20.69 to $25.55 depending on qualifications. 30-45 minute maximum on-call response proximity to Stowe is required.

A job description and employment application can be obtained on our website: www.townofstowevt.org. Send employment application to: Richard Grogan, Asst. Public Works Director / Water Superintendent, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email recruit@townofstowevermont.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Stowe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wastewater Operator

The City of Barre is seeking a Wastewater Operator to join our team! The Wastewater Operator will perform a variety of tasks and assist staff with specialized technical functions related to the operation and maintenance of the City operated wastewater plant.

This is a full time position with a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, life and short term disability insurance, health savings account for medical care, paid time off,

Requirements
Good mechanical skills with general knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems. Laboratory testing and reporting procedures, pump operation/maintenance knowledge is required. Vermont Grade 4 Wastewater Certification preferred. For more information please visit the City of Barre Website at www.barrecity.org/hr/ or call 802-476-0241.


Wastewater Utilities Operator

Sugarbush is seeking a Wastewater Utilities Operator to join our Mountain Water team! The Wastewater Utilities Operator will perform a variety of basic tasks and assist utilities staff with specialized technical functions related to the operation and maintenance of company operated utilities including water and wastewater plants, sewer collection and water distribution systems and associated environmental projects.

This is a full time year round position with a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending account for both medical and dependent care, four weeks paid time off, discounted daycare and free access for you and your family to all mountain activities including skiing, golf and our onsite Health and Recreation Center, and more!

Responsibilities

  • Collect samples for laboratory analysis and assist with and/or conduct analyses, calibrate lab equipment, prepare chemicals, run tests, perform calculations, record results.
  • Perform a variety of water/sewer quality control tasks, ensuring that required health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and correcting quality problems.
  • Take readings from charts and gauges, control flow valves and gauges.
  • Monitor, inspect, test, perform routine maintenance on and assist in troubleshooting problems with a wide range of plant equipment including pumps, gates, valves, gauges, pipes, motors, electrical equipment, storage tanks, hydrants etc.
Requirements

3 years of relevant work experience and/or a minimum of an AS Degree in a related field preferred. Good mechanical skills with general knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems. Pump operation/maintenance knowledge is desirable. Vermont Grade 1 or 2 Wastewater Certification preferred. Vermont Grade 1 or 2 Water Certification preferred.

Must be able to work outside for long periods of time in various weather conditions i.e., rain, snow, wind, cold and/or heat. Available to work weekends and holidays. Must be able to gain access to remote areas of the resort with no mechanical assistance i.e., walk in snow or wet areas, through trees, up steep slopes. Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone, 2-way radio and in person. Must be able to perform heavy work involving exerting up to 100 pounds of force. A valid Driver’s license and a clean driving record.

*Gene Martin*
Director of Utilities
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802.583.6714 /  (e) gmartin@sugarbush.com


Champlain Water District
Job Opportunity
Water System Maintenance Technician

The Champlain Water District, an award winning regional water provider having the distinction of receiving the “First in the Nation Excellence In Water Treatment Award” from the Partnership for Safe Water, announces a position opening within its existing Wholesale Maintenance Department that assures high quality drinking water is distributed throughout Chittenden County.

This position requires skilled work of a responsible and mature nature. This Wholesale Maintenance Technician shall perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance and general repair of assigned CWD equipment and facilities. Employee will be required to perform in all areas of the District facilities, i.e., pump stations, garage, grounds, storage tanks, underground vaults, and water distribution/transmission systems. This employee will perform in a variety of work situations and conditions (indoors and outdoors) to maintain and troubleshoot all types of CWD equipment and facilities. Must possess a valid VT Motor Vehicle License, and be able to obtain a Vermont Class D certification within 18 months from date of hire.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018. Visit our website at: www.champlainwater.org to view the complete job description.

Excellent salary and benefit package. Please send resume & cover letter (only) to:

Director of Human Resources
Champlain Water District
403 Queen City Park Road
S. Burlington, VT 05403
email: tracy.bessette@champlainwater.org


Help Wanted

Bradford Water & Sewer Commission
Town of Bradford, Vermont

Assistant Chief Water Operator/Pollution Abatement Facility Operator Qualified candidates must perform a variety of specialized tasks and technical functions essential to the operation & maintenance of the water production and sewer treatment systems to ensure the health and safety of all customers.

Qualified candidates must have a Vermont Class 3 Public Water System Operator license, a Vermont Grade II Pollution Abatement Facility Operator Certification OR be willing to obtain the required license & certification within one year of hire.

Qualified candidates will be required to be on call for emergencies and work weekends on a rotating basis with the Chief Operator and will be expected to reside within 30 minutes of the Town of Bradford, Vermont.

Please contact our office for a detailed description of this employment opportunity. EOE. We can be reached at (802) 222-4727 ext 308 or water-sewer@bradford-vt.us.


Water/Wastewater Facilities Operator

Simon Operation Services is seeking a mechanically inclined Operator for our water/wastewater facilities in the SW part of Vermont. Some weekend hours are required. We offer health and dental insurance, a pension plan, and a competitive salary. Please email PSimon@simonop.com.


Employment Opportunity Wastewater Plant Operator

The City of Montpelier is seeking applicants to fill the position of Wastewater Plant Operator in the Department of Public Works. Applicant must be a high school/vocational school graduate and must obtain a State of Vermont Grade 2 DM license within one year from the date of employment. Preference will be given to applicants who have an associate’s degree in engineering technology, chemistry, environmental science or biology with educational coursework or practical work experience in water and/or wastewater technology.

An application and copy of the job description can be picked up at the Public Works office in City Hall, 39 Main Street, or visit our website www.montpelier-vt.org.

The City of Montpelier is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


EO II – Water Resources

The EOII – Water Resources works under the direction of the Utility Manager to execute duties including, but not limited to, the operation and maintenance of the City’s underground municipal water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm water conveyance systems. This position's primary focus is basic to moderate water resources maintenance and operations. For additional information about these positions, please visit our website at www.winooskivt.org


Master Plumber Job Opening at Mount Snow Resort

Mount Snow Resort in Southern VT is currently looking for a Master Plumber to perform a variety of plumbing inspections, installations and repairs including buildings and water systems, waste disposal, drainage and gas systems in company facilities such as condos, hotels, lodges and offices. Oversee and coordinate the plumbing functions projects.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and provide for the safe conditions and operations of all plumbing systems for Mount Snow facilities.  Maintain the flow and drainage of water, air, and other gases by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures district-wide.
  • When needed, create as-built drawings of existing plants.  Identify parts and valves.
  • Diagnose and determine sources of plumbing malfunctions and complete repairs as indicated or according to work orders. Inspect job upon completion and ensure areas are clean.
  • Maintain accurate records on material and labor used. Protect company assets and security.
  • Maintain inventory of tools, equipment, and materials. Plan and order parts and materials. Select material and hardware and make time and materials estimate.
  • Provide related technical support needed to obtain permits and carry out field work for specific projects, including project planning, preparation of preliminary and final designs, coordination of in-house activities with outside consultants and contractors, liaison work with State officials, and the like.
  • Perform a variety of general research and development functions, including development of innovative techniques, solutions to special engineering problems, and the like.
  • Provide for timely inspection of boilers/pressure vessels/sprinkler systems/exhaust systems/building life safety codes/insurance/flammable materials/hazardous wastes/etc. by regulatory bodies.
  • Create and maintain back-up procedures and emergency plans for failure or disruption of above mentioned systems; training in the operation/maintenance/repair of above systems; provide diagnostic assistance in the operation and repair of above systems.
  • Train and oversee the work of plumbing workers and oversee, as needed, sub-contractors.
  • Ensure all safety standards, audits and processes are followed.  Minimize the health and safety risks and maintain a safe work area.  Perform duties in a manner to maximize safety and minimize risk to employees or the public.  Hold managers and staff to the same standard

Qualifications:

  • Education/Certification:  High school diploma or GED plus VT Master’s license.
  • Complete knowledge of plumbing repairs, maintenance, and installations techniques, Complete knowledge of plumbing codes, Ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematics, and written reference materials, Ability to diagnose and resolve problems
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ski industry experience desirable. Familiarity with relevant government regulations and permit processes.
  • Familiarity/contacts with consultants/contractors and State agencies with which Mount Snow deals desirable.

Please visit www.mountsnow.com/ to apply.  EOE


Water/Wastewater Engineer - Waterbury, VT

Weston & Sampson is seeking a Project Engineer experienced in municipal Water and Wastewater Engineering at our Waterbury, VT office. Waterbury is a community nestled between the state's capitol Montpelier and Vermont's largest city Burlington. With access to the amenities of larger communities, Waterbury also serves as the gateway to many recreational opportunities.

Weston & Sampson, established in 1899 has been servicing Vermont for over 40 years. Our Waterbury office offers quality engineering services to the Vermont community while being backed by a team of over 400 professionals that are a valued resource to our Vermont staff and clients. The successful candidate will assist with the planning and design of water supply and wastewater projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Project Design services associated with:

  • Engineering studies
  • Conceptual and final plans
  • Project specifications and bidding
  • Visit job sites to perform tasks such as construction administration and observation

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required
  • P.E. license in Vermont required (or ability to obtain within 12 months)
  • 4 - 10 years' experience in a related position required
  • AutoCAD , GIS and Water Cad Modeling Experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please forward resume to: Ken Bisceglio, PE at bisceglk@wseinc.com or call 802-244-5051 x6000


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