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DINOLFO CONGRATULATES COUNTY EMPLOYEES FOR SUCCESS IN WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION’S OPERATIONS CHALLENGE

DINOLFO CONGRATULATES COUNTY EMPLOYEES FOR SUCCESS IN WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION’S OPERATIONS CHALLENGE

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that a team of Monroe County Employees from the Department of Environmental Services (DES) placed third at the New York Water Environment Association’s (NYWEA) Operations Challenge recently held which allows them to compete in the International Operations Challenge in October. The competition consists of five timed events capturing the wide variety of skills required by modern water quality professionals including: collection systems, laboratory, maintenance, process control and safety.

“I am very proud of our county employees for not only participating but placing in this highly competitive challenge,” said Dinolfo. “Once again, we are reminded of the great work performed by Monroe County employees each and every day. Our environmental service professionals continue to embody our commitment to the quality and value of our most vital natural resources. I am pleased that the great work of our team has been recognized in this competition.”

The Genesee Valley Chapter Water Recyclers Operations Challenge Team consists of Michelle Hess, Rob Holland, Lucas Kasperowitz, Tim Keegan and Justin Slentz and is coached by Steve Reiter and Stephen Peletz. Their third place victory grants them the opportunity to compete at the International Operations Challenge at the Water Environment Federation Technical Conference in Chicago this coming October. This is the first time in twenty years that the Genesee Valley Chapter Water Recyclers Operations Challenge Team has gone to the international competition.