Water Heroes: Brad Snow

Water Heroes: Brad Snow

Brad Snow Brad Snow is a registered apprentice in drinking water and wastewater treatment for the town of Richmond, VT. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked him a few questions about his experiences as an apprentice. Learn about Vermont Rural Water’s...
Water Heroes: Ryan Muratorri

Water Heroes: Ryan Muratorri

Ryan Muratorri at the Poultney wastewater treatment facility. Ryan Muratorri is a registered wastewater treatment apprentice in the town of Poultney, VT. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked him a few questions about his experiences as an apprentice....
Water Heroes: Elizabeth Walker

Water Heroes: Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker at her retirement party.Photo by  Ashley West Leonard. Elizabeth Walker retired at the end of September after 45 years of protecting Vermont’s environment and making tasty water (as her husband Stan likes to say). Elizabeth was Vermont’s first female...
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...