Usually in the world of municipal water production and wastewater reclamation, no news is good news.
It’s one of the few service areas of the City where out of sight, out of mind, and out of the headlines is our goal.
Kent’s modern and professionally managed utilities perform so well that we rarely have to think about them — and the men and women that are working the plants are ok with that — they’re proud to have the results of their work speak on their behalf.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate the occasional cheer from the sideline and fist bump for a job well done. That’s exactly what they got in February of this year when they were featured in an issue of Automation World magazine.
It was a hot seller and flew off the shelves at the store so in case your copy is on back-order I’m happy to share a copy of the story here.
Admittedly, the magazine may not have as broad popular appeal as Rolling Stone or National Geographic but in the world of utility engineers it’s a keeper with a strong technology emphasis — so it was a point of pride for our utility plants to be featured, particularly given the high praise they received for technological sophistication in running the plants.
Turning the faucets and flushing toilets seems so simple but when you take a peek behind the curtain you quickly appreciate how much work it takes to keep those tasks simple in your life.
Feel free to high five your water meter reader the next time you see him and tell him to pass it along back at the plant for a job well done.