Water & Wastewater Crew

Panther Water Tower

Water Department

The Centralia Water Department consists of five employees, including the Foreman and Water Plant Operator.

Foreman Matthew Rusch, has been with the Water & Sewer Dept. since December 2016, and was promoted to the position in July 2018. Matt holds a class D1 Distribution certification and Class D Wastewater certification, and is also a member of the Centralia Volunteer Fire Dept.

Asst. Foreman, Aaron Kroeger has been with the City since April 2017, and was promoted to his current position in April 2019. He holds a class D1 Distribution certification and is working on his wastewater certification.

Water Plant Operator Jay Freeman has been in the industry for many years, and with the City since February 2016. His certifications include D2 Distribution, class D Water Treatment and class D Wastewater.

Equipment Operators Cody Ricklefs and Dylan Dick are the final members completing  the Water & Sewer Dept.