Water Heroes: Pete Krolczyk

Water Heroes: Pete Krolczyk

Pete Krolczyk at the EPA award ceremony.Photo by Bob Fischer Pete Krolczyk is retiring as Chief Operator of the Waterbury wastewater plant, which is being renamed the ‘Peter S. Krolczyk WWTP’ in his honor. Like many of us, Pete got involved in the water industry by...

2022 Water Professionals Appreciation Day

We’re celebrating all the hard-working, dedicated drinking water and wastewater professionals in Vermont! Join us on Friday, July 8 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort for a free lunch and a friendly disc golf tournament. All operators, board members, trustees, contractors,...
Water Heroes: New Operators

Water Heroes: New Operators

There’s a lot of focus on the water industry’s aging workforce. But it’s not all bad news, as evidenced by all of the new water and wastewater operators featured here. This is the next generation of water professionals, who will serve their...
Water Heroes: Tom Coates

Water Heroes: Tom Coates

Tom Coates at the Quechee WWTF Tom Coates is retiring after 35 years at the Quechee Wastewater Treatment Facility. Tom began working as an operator in 1987, and became Assistant Chief Operator in 2012. Tell us about your utility and its staff. The Quechee WWTF was...

Remembering Tim Mills

On February 21, the water sector in Vermont lost yet another long time operator and friend, Tim Mills. Tim worked at the Town of Bethel, running the wastewater facility for 31 years, and in 2018 stepped up as the Utilities Director, overseeing the water and wastewater...

KN95 Masks Available

The State of Vermont is providing 9,000 KN95 masks to water and wastewater systems for free. They are first come, first serve. 10 masks per system employee. Vermont Rural Water will be distributing masks at the following locations: Monday, February 14, 1–3 pm: South...