Justin Rabidoux and Bob Fischer

Public Works Staff Honored with Water Quality Awards

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Thursday June 29, 2017

Once again, South Burlington Public Works staff has been recognized for their commitment to clean water. At the May 25, 2017 Green Mountain Water Environment Association (GMWEA) meeting at the Killington Grand Hotel, the city and its staff received two awards. Director of Public Works Justin Rabidoux, flanked by South Burlington Wastewater Superintendent Bob Fischer, proudly displayed the plaques they had received in recognition of the city’s water quality efforts, at the June 19 city council meeting.

South Burlington was honored to receive the following awards. The President’s Award was presented to Bob Fischer for exemplary service in this field of work. The City of South Burlington also received a President’s Award for its continued outstanding commitment to Water Quality across all sectors. Primarily, the city was recognized for the support and leadership the city and Department of Public Works management provide, which allows staff to be strong contributors to GMWEA and its mission.

The Green Mountain Water Environment Association is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting awareness of water management issues and supporting professionals in the field. The organization conducts school programs, trade shows, and technical trainings for the public in addition to water, wastewater, and stormwater operators to enhance their knowledge and skillsets.

Council Chair Helen Riehle said, “These awards continue the proud history of South Burlington’s staff being honored for their work, recently demonstrated by our staff members (Jennifer Garrison and Robert Baillargeon) receiving the Wastewater Operator of the Year award in two of the last three years.”

SOURCE: Corey Burdick, Correspondent