On January 24th, 2018, a team from our Collections and Distribution Division participated in the Indiana American Water Works Association’s annual Hydrant Hysteria competition in Indianapolis. Nick Miller and Jerrin Ringle, coached by their supervisor Mark Geskey, competed with contestants from various Indiana communities to assemble a water hydrant as quickly as possible. The first rounds of competition took place on Wednesday morning with the two quickest teams competing for the championship that evening. Following the two heats in the morning, Nick and Jerrin qualified for the finals in the evening with the fastest time of 1 minute 42 seconds. Their competition was a team from Fort Wayne. Although they didn’t come home with a trophy, a second place finish for their first attempt is awesome!
Way to go, Nick & Jerrin!
WEARE PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEES FOR GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS:
TERRY WAMPLER IS PROMOTED TO WRD CHIEF OPERATOR
Terry Wampler was recently promoted to Water Reclamation Department's Chief Operator effective January 1, 2018. Terry has been with the Utilities since 2015 and has served as a Wastewater Operator and most recently as a Maintenance Technician/Operator in the Maintenance Department.
Terry achieved his Class IV Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Apprentice License in December 2017. This license is awarded by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management following hands-on experience at the Wastewater Plant and successfully passing tiered exams. Congratulations, Terry!
ADAM GRAY AND MIKE VAN SYOC ACHIEVE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER PRETREATMENT CERTIFICATIONS
Adam Gray (pictured on the left) recently achieved his Class II Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Apprentice License. Adam started his service with the Public Works Department, but transferred to the Utilities in 2015, working as a Maintenance Tech/Operator in the Maintenance Division.
Mike Van Syoc (pictured on the right) was also awarded his Class I Industrial Pretreatment Wastewater Certification in January 2018. Mike serves as a Wastewater Shift Operator at the Water Reclamation Facility.
These certifications confirm their knowledge and confidence in operating our Wastewater Facility.