Old Perlican municipal employees honoured
Two outside employees with the Town of Old Perlican have been recognized by the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association ( ACWWA) for their efforts in ensuring drinking water in the municipality is safe.
Town foreman/water operator David R. Brewer was presented with the ACWWA’s 2010 “ Silent Hero” award for Newfoundland and Labrador. The presentation was made by Deneen Spracklin, the director of continuing education with the Deptartment of Environment and Conservation, at the town hall in Old Perlican on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Brewer was named the provincial Government’s water operator of the Year this past spring, and was then nominated for the ACWWA award. He holds a Class I water distribution certification from the ACWWA.
And Darren D. Squires, a heavy equipment/assistant water operator with the town, also received his Class I water distribution certificate from Spracklin.
Brewer and Squires participated in the department’s operator training program, a series of workshops, on-site training modules and written exams.
The Town of Old Perlican operates two water systems. Bell Pond provides water for domestic and institutional customers, while the Cook’s Cove system is for industrial — seafood processing — use.
Municipal officials stress the importance of continuing education and all three of the town’s maintenance personnel attend regular training sessions.