Guin water board faces operator difficulty

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — The room grew tense during the Guin Water and Sewer Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11 as the board discussed the need for grade IV certified operators for the water treatment plant.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) certifies water treatment plant operators on four levels, or grades, indicating how many hours of study they have completed and if they can pass a test at each level.
The conversation grew heated as the board weighed its options. The idea of putting a deadline in place for employees to pass the grade IV test was raised, which sparked fierce debate before the board voted to go into executive session as the subject of conversation turned to specific employees.

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