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City of Dryden
Water Plant Operator

Joe has worked for over a year for the City of Dryden (population approximately 6500) in water distribution. The city provides water services to 2500 metered residents. His tasks vary from day to day from inspecting water meters, flushing hydrants, installing water lines, dealing with brown water issues, and water main breaks. Joe also works in the wastewater collection, taking care of manholes, sewer mains, and install ing new sewer services to residents. In December of 2014, there were four water main breaks that had to be dealt with.

Some of the water distribution operators from Dryden also work outside of the city from time to time assisting various other utilities and businesses. Joe enjoys ice-fishing, snow-machining and hockey.