Wastewater Treatment & Water Systems Operation
Marion requires 1½ people to operate the water & wastewater facilities. The half-time person left and Marion was unable to find someone with the proper training and certification to fill the position. Marion researched several companies to take over operations with the stipulation that the full-time operator be offered a job with the new company. MCO’s proposal was deemed best suited for the City.
MCO assisted the City in changing to radio-read meters, setting up a sewer system televising program, GPS locating of the water and sewer systems, and implementing a comprehensive cross-connection program. MCO also developed and implemented a computerized preventative maintenance program for the water and wastewater treatment systems. Water system valve exercising was updated by using MCO’s computerized valve exercising equipment.