PWSD Employee Spotlight: Tori
- Name: Tori Bartsch Wood
- Job title: Water Resource Operator
- How long have you worked at PWSD? Two years
- What are your daily responsibilities at PWSD? Monitoring operating conditions, collecting and testing water samples, recording operational data, maintaining equipment and chemicals, ensuring we meet safety standards, and meeting the water demand of the Parker community.
- What has been your favorite project at PWSD? Last year, in the fall of 2020, Water Resource Operator Jim and I rebuilt the Sodium Hypochlorite piping system. We looked at the layout, determined where to rebuild the piping, and identified the supplies needed. We also wanted to ensure the quality would last. To do this, we used CPVC, CPVC glue, and FKM gaskets that would handle being constantly exposed to Sodium Hypochlorite and not break down as quickly as regular parts.
- What’s your favorite part about working for PWSD? My favorite part about working for PWSD is the opportunity to learn and further my knowledge of water and wastewater and all the parts that play into it. It is an ever-changing field.
- What led you to work in this field? My dad is a Plant Mechanic, and I grew up seeing him working in water and wastewater for over 17 years. Because I grew up seeing my dad and his friends in this field and heard their perspectives, I wanted to be involved in this industry in some way, too. When it came to college, I knew that I wanted to study Environmental Science with a focus on water.