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...
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...
Water Heroes: Max Tier

Water Heroes: Max Tier

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we’re featuring Max Tier, soon-to-be graduate of our Apprenticeship Program. Max started as a registered apprentice at the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Facility in December 2019. After two years, he will be the...
Water Heroes: Veterans

Water Heroes: Veterans

Vermont is lucky to have a number of veterans working in the water and wastewater industry. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we are recognizing several individuals who have served their country and now are serving their communities by providing safe drinking water and...
Water Heroes: Leonard Farrar

Water Heroes: Leonard Farrar

Leonard Farrar Name: Leonard Farrar System: New England Kurn Hattin School New England Kurn Hattin School for Children has been around since the early 1900s. Students and some staff live onsite, so it is a Community Water System, rather than an NTNC like most schools....