John Choate Receives Tony Torchia Award

John Choate Receives Tony Torchia Award

John Choate received the 2024 Tony Torchia Award commemorating his 40-year career at the cities of Burlington and Winooski, the town of Hartford, and the Vermont DEC.

Water Hero: Carol O’Donoughue

Water Hero: Carol O’Donoughue

Carol O’ Donoughue is a water operator at Alburgh Fire District #1. She is proud to be a female operator and to provide drinking water to the neighborhood where she lives.

Water Hero: Tanner Amyot

Water Hero: Tanner Amyot

Tanner Amyot is a water and wastewater apprentice for the village of Orleans, Vermont. Tanner’s his favorite part of the job is that he is never doing the same thing all day.

Water Heroes: Scott Taggert

Water Heroes: Scott Taggert

Scott Taggert retired from the Rutland City Water Department at the end of April. He worked at the City of Rutland for over 30 years and was the Water Treatment Manager for 12 years.

Water Heroes: Diana Butler

Water Heroes: Diana Butler

Diana Butler recently left the Vermont Rural Water Association after five years as a Water System Specialist and Source Protection Specialist. She helped countless water systems, and her endless enthusiasm will be missed!

Water Heroes: Stub Parker

Water Heroes: Stub Parker

Leslie (Stub) Parker retired from Danville’s Wastewater Treatment Facility at the end of October after 39 years as the Chief Operator.
Stub was the first, and only, operator from the facility’s opening in 1983 to his retirement in 2022.