One Operator's Road from Basketball to Wastewater

David McAlpin finds his ideal job and builds an award-winning career directing water-wastewater operations for Blountsville (Ala.) Utility Board.
One Operator's Road from Basketball to Wastewater
Keeping up with changing regulations is a challenge for (from left) David McAlpin and operators Lynn Goble and Jeff Floyd.

David McAlpin is proof that the adage “Listen to yourelders” pays off. As general manager of the Blountsville (Alabama) Utility Board, McAlpin has found a niche that has served everyone well — himself, his wife and three children, and this quiet community of 1,700 in northwest...

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