The District of Sooke has a new manager for its wastewater treatment plant, sort of.
Dan Skidmore was hired this week away from EPCOR, the current operator of the treatment plant.
Last month, the district begun the transition to bring sewer operations and maintenance in house.
The current agreement ends Sept. 30.
Skidmore managed the plant here for EPCOR and other Island locations.
He is an experienced industry professional, having spent many years in environmental operations in both Alberta and B.C., and holds the highest level of certification in both wastewater collection and water distribution.
Skidmore is also one of the first Canadians to have received a professional designation in wastewater collection as a Professional Operator with the Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals of the Association of Boards of Certification.
“The district is very fortunate to have someone with Dan’s experience on staff. His extensive knowledge of the wastewater industry and commitment to excellence throughout his career will be tremendous assets as the district transitions to managing its wastewater system,” said Rob Howat, director of development services.