This One-Man Treatment Operation Is a Way of Life

Tim Mills rarely strays far from his small community’s clean-water plant. Maybe that’s why it runs so well and produces such high-quality effluent.
This One-Man Treatment Operation Is a Way of Life
Besides the wastewater treatment plant, Mills is responsible for four pump stations and the collections system.

Tim Mills operates the town of Bethel, Vermont, wastewater treatment plant all by himself. He’s up early to be at the plant by 6 a.m. He returns each night around 7 o’clock to check on things before he heads to bed.

He takes vacations in his RV just eight miles from town so...

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