Old Per­li­can mu­nic­i­pal em­ploy­ees hon­oured

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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.

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