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Pender County Utilities Appoints Erin Jones as First Female Surface Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Pender County, NC –Pender County Utilities proudly announces Erin Jones as the new Surface Water Treatment Plant Superintendent, marking a historic appointment as the first female to hold this esteemed position within the organization.

Throughout her professional career, she has shown dedication to career development in the field of water treatment. In 2019, she graduated with a degree in marine technology from Cape Fear Community College. After graduating, Erin joined Pender County Utilities as a water plant operator in 2020, consistently earning new surface water treatment licenses each year.

Erin’s rise within the organization showcases her capability and dedication. In 2023, she was promoted to Chief Operator, where she gained valuable knowledge from the Plant Superintendent, further deepening her expertise in water treatment operations. Now, as she steps into the superintendent role, Erin is strategically focused on optimizing treatment methods for removing organic compounds and “forever contaminants,” addressing the evolving challenges in water management.

Anthony Colon, Executive Director of Pender County Utilities, expressed his confidence in Erin’s ability to lead the organization into the future, stating, “Erin’s dedication and expertise have been evident since she joined our team. Her unwavering commitment to improving water treatment processes and ensuring safe water for our community is truly commendable. We are thrilled to have her at the helm and look forward to the positive impact she will make.”

Erin’s appointment underscores Pender County Utilities’ commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within its leadership ranks. As she assumes her new role, Erin remains dedicated to ensuring the community’s access to safe, efficient, and sustainable water resources.

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