There are two full time employees on the maintenance staff. Outside services are called upon as needed.
Roger Prinz has been Chief of Maintenance since 1994. He also serves as a Volunteer Fireman and is retired from the Army Reserves, Roger did two tours of duty in the Iraq war. The last tour ended in January of 2009.
The maintenance staff inspects the 14-pump stations on a regular schedule. Not only are they responsible that the pumps, mechanical and electrical systems are functioning properly, but they are also are responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds at each of the facilities operated by the WPCA. Simple repairs are done in-house, but rebuilding motors and pumps is handled by specialists, so that work is contracted out.
Interestingly, each station has two pumps and out going pipe lines for redundancy. Waste water flow fills into underground tanks, then is pumped to the next station or to the next town. The pumps work alternately with Pump A working one time, then Pump B working the next time. After the pump drains the storage tank, check valves prevent back flow. Any differences in the cycle times indicates some sort of problem that must be addressed.
Tim Strid has served in a maintenance and monitoring position full time since 2019. Tim is responsible for the inspection and administration of the Fat, Oils and Grease (FOG) program. Each food estabilishment must have a grease trap which is pumped at a schedule depending on the quantity of fats that are discharged. The grease trap prevents solid fats from entering the sewer piping.
By inspecting each grease trap, on a schedule set by grease loading, issues of clogging the piping and pump station in the town have been eliminated. This program in Brookfield is a considered one of the best in the state and looked to as a model of excellence.