(Skowhegan, Maine) Ken Turpel, Treatment Plant Operator for Maine Water Company, has retired from the company after 13 years.
Ken began his career in the water profession in 1983, when he began working at the Pittsfield Water Department. By 1985, he was Superintendent of the Town of Pittsfield Water and Sewer Department. In 2003, he became a Plant Operator at Maine Water, helping to manage the water treatment process for three water systems serving the towns of Skowhegan, Oakland and Hartland. Over his 33-year career in water, he obtained the highest level of water distribution license, as well as obtaining his water treatment and his wastewater licenses, while being dedicated to outstanding water service to the customers.
“Ken is a perfectionist in managing our water treatment processes,” stated Judy Wallingford, President, “which is exactly what we want when it comes to producing safe and reliable public water service for our customers! We will all miss his expertise and strong work ethic, but wish him the very best in retirement.”
Ken plans to stay in the area, spending time with his wife, Bonnie, and his family, volunteering and finding more time for fishing and kayaking and his work with the church. A celebration luncheon was held in Ken’s honor at the company’s Skowhegan facilities on July 21st.