For Sale

19 – 5 gallon pails of Potassium permanganate
$2,850 call Julie at Swan Valley Cheese
Swanton Vermont


I’m looking for someone to take over the sale of the Sludge Sled business for removing sludge from lagoons and other sedimentation basins. See My asking price is $50,000, which includes a nearly complete unit ready for sale. Call me at 603-632-7594 or email me at, for more details.

Jim Martel, Pres.
Sediment Control Systems, Inc.

Used DBI/Sala tripod without winch.  Extendable legs.

Located in Springfield VT, Price $800
Contact:  Oscar Garcia (802-299-6115)

5HP Blower Packages for Sale

Purpose Energy has four 5HP blower packages for sale. They were commissioned in January 2017 at Fiddlehead Brewery in Shelburne and only ran for 1 year. The Republic packages include frames, Roots blowers, 5 HP motors, silencers, pressure gauges, and weighted over-pressure protection. If interested please email Eric Fitch at

Lab Equipment, Free

No longer needed by our lab:

Revco BOD10 B.O.D. incubator
Thermolyne Type 37900 Culture Incubator
Circular flow chart paper
4 boxes Foxboro 809426 11.125", 7 day, 0-1.5 range
4 boxes older Graphic Controls BR 55108 11.25", 7 day, 0-15 range
Fisher M Scope with wand, will need batteries.

Pick up in Manchester, VT. at wastewater plant


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.

WSID: 5327

Contact: Shirley J. Grainger-Inselburg 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
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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Check out VRWA's jobs page. We're hiring a Wastewater Specialist!

Wastewater Chief Operator

The Town of Fair Haven is accepting applications for a licensed Wastewater Treatment facility Chief Operator.

Fair Haven is hiring an Operator for a 6 month overlap with the outgoing chief operator. The chief operator will assume all duties of the retiring chief operator starting July 1, 2020. The new operator will be inheriting a facility that will be completely reconstructed in 2021.

This is a Full-time, union covered position with Health benefits. The primary place of work is located at the Fair Haven wastewater plant and is predominantly a 40+ hour work week.

Applicants must have the ability to work with minimum supervision, must poses at a minimum a Vermont Grade 2DM Pollution Abatement Facility Operator Certification. And have knowledge of basic analytical laboratory techniques and have knowledge of basic computer applications. The copy of full job description can be requested from the town manager.

If you are interested in the position, please your send resume to Joseph Gunter, the Town Manager at or drop it off at the Fair Haven Town offices, 5 North Park Place, Fair Haven, Vermont 05743. The posting will remain open until filled.

This position is salary grade 6 with a starting salary of $19.12/ Hour during the 6 month overlap period. Salary is negotiable when the chosen candidate assumes the Chief Operator role in July 2020.

Fair Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief Plant Operator: Maine Water Company

We have an opening in our Corporate - Maine location for a Chief Plant Operator.  This is an opportunity to serve in a new role delivering world class, life sustaining, high quality service to our customers and communities. Embrace progress through development and growth and inspire success with a new role on the team.

Job Description
The Chief Plant Operator provides excellent service to our customers, shareholders and employees by successfully performing all functions necessary to ensure the water quality and regulatory compliance in the production of water for distribution to customers. The Plant Operator will provide support in the following areas:

  • Regulatory compliance with State Drinking Water Regulations and the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Operation and maintenance of all water supply pumping and treatment facilities and equipment, including both owned and contract operation systems.
  • Supervision of plant operators
  • Data acquisition, analysis and reporting on water treatment facility operation by Public Water System ID number.
  • Water supply and production facilities planning
  • Watershed and wellhead protection and land management.
  • The Chief Plant Operator will perform a wide variety of duties and tasks related to operating and maintaining a public water treatment system, including:
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of all treatment plant and pumping station equipment, including SCADA control and communications systems to insure continuous service to customers and coordination with the distribution crew.
  • Successfully leads a team, gains cooperation from others, communicates with, and directs the work of other leaders.
  • Inspection, housekeeping and security of all treatment plants, pumping stations and water storage facilities to insure a safe, clean and presentable water production environment.
  • Collection of all necessary water samples required for compliance with federal and state regulations and for operational analyses.
  • Collection and reporting of all water production and water quality information necessary for regulatory compliance and company records.
  • Manage annual operating and capital expenditures specific to water treatment and pumping facilities
  • Select, order, receive, dispense, and record the use of water treatment chemicals. Insure availability and distribution of proper safety equipment and MSDS information for chemical handling.
  • Maintain the Emergency Response Plan for each facility and train for implementation of the plan if necessary.
  • Monitor water supplies to insure uninterrupted service to customers and the efficient use of water resources.
  • Maintain watershed and wellhead protection programs, including risk identification and assessment, land use monitoring, forestry management, land acquisition, public access policies and routine inspections.
  • Assist Customer Service in responding to inquiries regarding water quality.
  • Monitor regulatory activity that may impact treatment techniques or current operations at water production facilities.
  • Assist in planning for capital improvements at each facility in anticipation of new water quality regulations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new treatment plant control applications and strategies.
  • Assist and train other operators and standby duty personnel.
  • Assist in the development of annual operating budgets for production labor, chemicals, and power and maintenance costs. Assist in development of capital budgets for all production facilities.
  • Is a subject matter expert in one or more functional areas of water treatment; chemistry, process control, pumping and energy management.
  • Performs administrative functions including budgeting, time reporting, managing staff, performance appraisals and state and federal compliance reporting.
  • This position is responsible for learning, following and ensuring compliance with all safety rules. This includes rules and regulations in the Company Safety Manual, OSHA regulations and other state, federal, or governing body’s rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications


  • Degree Equals High School Diploma
  • License Equals State of Maine III or IV Water treatment system operators
  • Skill Equals Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and SCADA systems
  • Proficiency Equals High
  • Skill Equals Must be available for reasonable overtime work
  • Proficiency Equals High
  • Skill Equals Operation and maintenance of water treatment systems
  • Proficiency Equals High
  • Skill Equals Communication
  • Proficiency Equals High
Department: Water Treatment

Compensation Type: Annual Salary

Compensation Range: Grade 6 - Salary

Primary Work Location:
93 Industrial Park Road
Saco, Maine, 04072
United States

Work Environment and Physical Demands Code: B - Blend

Complete job descriptions can be found at



The Town of Springfield, VT is seeking a Plant Operator for a Full-Time position at the Wastewater Treatment/Composting/PTF/Wastewater Collection Plant. Position requires routine daily tasks concerning the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant(s), pumping stations, composting facility and PTF. Performs functions such as screening, grit removal, filtration, sedimentations, disinfection, sludge processing, pumping, composting, and PTF/wastewater collection. Custodial duties include mowing, snow removal, general work on divisional grounds and buildings. Requires an understanding of job safety. A High School Diploma or GED with associates courses and experience relating to the Water/Sewer Division. Must possess a clean valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, must be able to acquire a Commercial Drivers License within one year of hire. Certified State of Vermont Water Pollution Control License – Operator Grade 1 or better. Grade 17 – union position with benefits (Pay Range $17.46 - $24.37 depending on CDL requirement and certifications. Apply at the Human Resource Manager’s Office, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT ( Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.


I’m looking for someone to take over the sale of the Sludge Sled business for removing sludge from lagoons and other sedimentation basins. See My asking price is $50,000, which includes a nearly complete unit ready for sale. Call me at 603-632-7594 or email me at, for more details.

Jim Martel, Pres.
Sediment Control Systems, Inc.

Executive Director - Green Mountain Conservation Group

Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) is seeking a dynamic and affable individual with vision and excellent communications skills to lead us into a new phase of watershed conservation and advocacy as our next Executive Director. The successful candidate will have proven leadership, fundraising, and nonprofit management experience, as well as a strong passion for resource conservation on the watershed level. They will share our core values of respect, trust, communication, and non-confrontation.

The Executive Director takes direction from the Board of Directors and is responsible for staff management, grant-writing, cultivating donors and volunteers, membership development, and policy development and implementation. GMCG has a 21-year history as the premier conservation and advocacy organization in the seven-town Ossipee Watershed of central New Hampshire. Enjoy our mountains, lakes and proximity to the seacoast. Get REAL with us through Research, Education, Advocacy, and Land Trusts.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to, or ED Search Task Force at GMCG, Attention: Noreen Downs, PO Box 95, Effingham, NH 03882. For the full job description,

Electrician - Union Position

Electrician is responsible for the electrical installation and repairs in all City owned buildings, equipment, and traffic signals. Works under general supervision of the City Engineer and performs a variety of skilled electrical installation, maintenance and repair tasks to traffic signals, video detection systems, computerized traffic network and City owned street lights, and related electrical or electronic equipment; plans, organizes, and follows preventative maintenance schedules for traffic signalized intersection equipment; and maintains accurate related records. Maintenance and repair of electrical equipment at the Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants. Requires knowledge of skilled electrical maintenance and repair methods, practices, and procedures and the ability to respond quickly to restore service of malfunctioning equipment and street lights to ensure public safety. Minimum of five years’ experience in electrical operations. High School Diploma or equivalent, Possess a valid Vermont State Master Electrician's license, Commercial Driver’s License.

EXTERNAL POSTING: November 2, 2108

POSTING CLOSES: when filled

Application information including a job description are available at

Water and Wastewater Operator

The Stratton Corporation is seeking a Water and Wastewater operator to work full time for the public utilities owned by the Winhall-Stratton Fire District #1. The Operator will perform a variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the public utilities including water and wastewater treatment, production, distribution, collection and disposal systems. A two or four year degree in a related field is preferred as is strong technical and mechanical skills. The candidate must be able to obtain a Vermont Class 3 Water, Grade 1 DM Wastewater and Grade 1 Laboratory license within two years of the date hired and must possess a valid Vermont driver’s license. This is a year-round, full time position eligible for all of the benefits Stratton Corporation offers including health insurance, 401K retirement plans, ski passes and retail discounts. The starting pay is $18.00 to $20.00 depending on qualifications, 30 minute maximum on-call response time to Stratton is required.

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,

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,

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 or call 802-476-0241.

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

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