Water & Sewer District operations team takes top state honors; heads to nationals

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The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces today
District employees, Claud Barringer, Bryan Martikan, Jarred Myers, Tom McGrain and Todd Saums, finished in first place in three events at the Ohio Water Environment Association’s (OWEA) Technical Conference & Expo statewide operations challenge this week in Cincinnati Ohio.

The “Ops Challenge” is an intense competition involving timed events in wastewater treatment operations, maintenance, laboratory, safety and collection systems.

The District team “Dirty Deeds,” took first place in collections, first in safety, first in maintenance, second place in lab and first place overall in Division 1. The team now advances to the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) national operations challenge in Chicago this fall.

The Northwest OWEA also awarded District employee Stac Dibling with the “Awesome Operator Award.” This award recognizes the outstanding work of wastewater treatment plant operators in the region.