By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough's Christian honored as state Wastewater Operator of the Year

 

February 22, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell's Brian Christian is the Alaska Wastewater Operator of the Year, honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. Christian keeps everything working at the town's treatment plant, including the settling pond (above) last Thursday.

When longtime Public Works Department employee Brian Christian was asked to attend the Feb. 14 borough assembly meeting by his supervisor, Tom Wetor, he thought that he would be asked to share his expertise on a pump station collection process with the assembly. Instead, Wetor surprised him with an award for his 25 years of service, courtesy of the Alaska Rural Water Association.

Wetor, the assembly and borough officials thanked Christian for his contributions to the borough and wished him well on his upcoming retirement this summer.

The Alaska Rural Water Association, which provides training...



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