Operator Treats System Assets Like Family Members

Linda Schick and her team work methodically to maintain the collections system in their small seaside community.
Operator Treats System Assets Like Family Members
The wastewater staff in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, includes (from left) mechanic Joseph Frates, sewer system maintenance craftsman Matt Manzone, treatment plant operator Doug Pinard, lab tech Lee Barlow, Superintendent Linda Schick, sewer system maintenance craftsman Dana Hathaway, combined heat and power operator Robert Gomes and electrician Ray Paczosa.

Being responsible for twins joined at the hip doesn’t phase Linda Schick of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. 

She takes her duties as sewer and wastewater superintendent at the Fairhaven Water Pollution Control Facility and West Island Treatment Plant personally. “At some point, the collections system and treatment plant components stopped being objects and became family,” she says. 

The members are mainly advanced senior citizens. They leak, creating huge inflow and...

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