Water Circuit Rider
Leroy Lahman has worked for the City of Harrington for 20 years in the Public Works department; he’s been a licensed Water Operations Specialist since 2004; but now it was time for him to pursue his passion, Law Enforcement. The City is behind him 100 percent and will employ him when he returns from training as a Police Officer.
Therefore, Leroy has decided to keep his certification so if there were a problem in town during his watch he may be able to take care of it . The only problem was, he was short some hours for his re-certification, hence the request for assistance from the DRWA. Circuit Rider Sherrie Turner provided that training at his facility and as a result of this contact he was able to renew his Operators License for two more years keeping him in compliance with the Primacy Agency.
State Circuit Rider
At the suggestion of the Director of Community and Business Programs for the Delaware and Maryland Rural Development Office, I visited Ellendale Town Hall along with the ARRA Circuit Rider to assist the Mayor and Council with evaluating proposals for engineering services. The town currently has no water service, and their wastewater service is operated by the county as a sanitary district. The town is utilizing a Planning Grant from RD to prepare preliminary engineering reports and provide direction in the installation of a water system to serve the town and an outlying area of low and moderate income residences, where the present water quality from private wells is substandard. I have previously visited with the Mayor and Council to do rate setting training specifically for their elected body and to offer any assistance in evaluating funding options for the project, eventual budget preparation and rate setting. Assistance will be ongoing as they proceed with planning, construction and initial operations for a new water system. I will be checking in with them at least monthly as the project progresses.
Wastewater Circuit Rider
DRWA’s waste water tech Joe Godwin was called upon by Roger Breeding collection operator for the town of Greenwood. The issue was Greenwood’s sewer lift stations have a heavy buildup of fats oils and greases. This results in a lot of cost in pumping and cleaning. DRWA found a chemical additive to add to the lift stations and points in the collection system to reduce this buildup. The final result is so far the lift station build up has been reduced this will save Greenwood up to 5000.00 dollars every six months or 10000.00 a year depending on loading of FOG….acronym for fats oils and greases. Greenwood is in compliance….