Bernard Fleury Green Mountain Water Environment Association's Vermont Operator of the Year


Bernie Fleury, Assistant Chief Operator of the Essex Junction wastewater facility has been nominated by his peers and recognized with the 2021 GMEA Vermont Operator Excellence – Wastewater Award for his service in 2020.  This award was unanimous approved by the GMWEA board and will be virtually presented at their Online conference May 21, 2021.

Bernie was recognized for his career as a water quality professional with over 42 years with the Village of Essex Junction.  Bernie has been an active participant in four facility upgrade projects, including the upgrade to secondary treatment in 1985 and the major facility rehabilitation completed in 2014.  His nomination for the GMWEA award cited his “in-depth knowledge of wastewater especially at the Essex Junction facility” as being crucial for emergency troubleshooting and quick problem solving.  His attention to detail was also noted. 

Bernie is hands on involved in operations as well as development of the Phosphorus Innovation Challenge PePhlo project that is currently under construction and piloting at the facility.  Bernie is also a past member of a Vermont Operations Challenge Team and a member of Green Mountain Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation and The New England Water Environment Association.

Well done and congratulations Bernie!

For more information, please contact:

James L. Jutras
Water Quality Superintendent
Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Jct., VT 05452-3685
Facility Location:  35 Cascade St., Essex Jct., VT
Phone: 802-878-6943  ext 1701  (fax) 802-878-6948