MINTO – The Town of Minto has a new foreman and overall responsible operator (ORO) for the municipality’s drinking water systems.
Current water department lead hand/compliance coordinator/drinking water quality management systems representative Todd Rogers was appointed to the position on May 21, effective June 1.
Water foreman Wayne Metzger, who has been ORO for the Minto drinking water systems for the past eight years, is retiring on May 31.
“This makes it necessary to appoint a new ORO effective June 1 … The ORO must hold at least a Class 2 Water License to be appointed for the town’s water systems,” explained acing CAO Chris Harrow in a report to council.
“Todd Rogers has worked hard to get his certifications complete and maintain all of his necessary papers. He has been the alternate to Wayne for eight years for the ORO and had been able to familiarize himself with the responsibilities of the position.”
Harrow added, “Senior management is very comfortable with Todd taking on these responsibilities.” He also stated Metzger “has done a tremendous job.”
The report notes the town will not be filling Rogers’ former position of lead hand which has “become redundant.”
Some savings overall
“We will be replacing this position with a water/wastewater operator position, by promoting an existing contract employee to full-time status,” states the report, which indicates the town “will realize some financial savings overall through the restructuring.”