14 May 2019
The youngest member of Waipa District Council’s water services team has picked up a national award.
Water reticulation operator Angus Seddon (23) won the 2018 Young Operator of the Year Award at the Water Industry Operations Group awards last Thursday in Christchurch.
The award recognises his work undertaking water leak repairs, new house connections and assisting contractors with repairs across the district’s water network.
Angus, humbled by the award, said he was glad to serve the public and “getting out on the shovel” is one of his favourite things about the job.
Water services manager Tony Hale said Angus’s passion for the water industry has been clear since his start in the team more than three years ago.
“Angus’s enthusiasm to deliver water services for Waipā has been apparent since day one. He has shown tremendous growth in the time he’s been with us and it’s great to see him recognised by his industry peers. We are a very proud team today.”
The Young Operator of the Year Award, sponsored by Hall Machinery, is awarded to a person under 25 who has enthusiasm and passion to learn about the water industry, and who has demonstrated excellent progress in their training.
As part of his prize, Angus will travel to Australia to attend the Waters Industry Operations Association of Australia conference in August and will also be offered a placement opportunity in Bendigo.