Ahead of the Curve

Treatment plant pride themselves on handling whatever comes down the pipe. At Glendale Heights, Ill., however, it’s not just what’s in the pipe – manager Chuck Fonte and his team are prepared for almost anything the future might hold. Forward-looking planning and operator-based improvements have put the plant in an enviable position of readiness, especially when it comes to safety. “We try to be proactive,” says Fonte. “We want to anticipate regulations, take advantage of budgeting opportunities. And most of all, we want to make the jobs around here simpler and safer.”

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