Blog: Vermont's Water Heroes
This blog celebrates water and wastewater professionals across Vermont who often don’t receive the thanks they deserve for their hard work and committment.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Brad Snow is a registered apprentice in drinking water and wastewater treatment for the town of Richmond. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked him a few questions about his experiences as an apprentice.
Ryan Muratorri is a wastewater apprentice at the Town of Poultney, VT. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked him a few questions about his experiences as an apprentice.
Elizabeth Walker retired from Vermont Rural Water after 45 years in the water/wastewater industry.
Pete Krolczyk is retiring as Chief Operator of the Waterbury wastewater plant, which is being renamed the ‘Peter S. Krolczyk WWTP’ in his honor.
Meet some of Vermont’s newest water and wastewater operators. This is the next generation of water professionals, who will serve their communities, protect public health, and tackle new challenges like emerging contaminants and climate change.
Tom Coates is retiring after 35 years at the Quechee Wastewater Treatment Facility. “I am going to miss the people I have worked with over the years,” Tom said.
Max started as a registered apprentice at the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Facility in December 2019. After two years, he will be the first apprentice to complete the program.
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 treated wastewater.
Leonard has been working at Kurn Hattin School for 22 years. He says his favorite part of the job is helping people. He’s proud to be always improving the water system and keeping up with changing regulations to keep the consumers safe.
Marcel Mayhew, chief operator for the Village of North Troy Water and Wastewater, is the winner of the 2021 Tony Torchia Award for outstanding service to the water and wastewater industry in Vermont.
Megan Moir is the division director for Burlington Water Resources. “We are a One Water organization,” she says. “Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater.”
April Busfield is the chief operator for Canaan and Stewartstown wastewater treatment facility, Canaan Fire District 1, and Canaan Fire District 2.
This month, instead of honoring just one Water Hero, we're highlighting three: the fantastic team at the City of Montpelier Water Treatment Facility. Geoff Wilson is the Chief Operator and will...
Amelia McClure is a wastewater treatment apprentice at the City of Burlington. She’s nearly halfway through her two-year apprenticeship to become a certified wastewater operator.
Gail Tiffany, laboratory director for the Bennington WWTF, is retiring after 35 years of service. She is truly a hero of Vermont’s water resources industry!