Job Opening – Wastewater Treatment Superintendent

The City of Huxley is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Wastewater Treatment Superintendent.  This person will be responsible in the management, maintenance and upkeep of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.  This position requires a State of Iowa Grade III Wastewater Treatment Certification, Grade II Water Treatment Certificate and a Grade II Water Distribution certificate. Must also possess a Class B CDL license with tanker endorsement or acquire within 30 days of hire.  Submit application, waiver of responsibility and resume to:  Jeff Peterson, Public Works Director, City of Huxley, 515 N. Main Avenue, Huxley, Iowa 50124.  Applications will be accepted until August 28th, 2018.  See below for job description.
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Job Description

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Waiver of Responsibility

WATER AND WASTEWATER WORKERS WEEK

For the seventh year, the Governor of Iowa has proclaimed  Water and Wastewater Workers Week.  On June 12th, Governor Reynolds signed the 2018 Proclamation surrounded by industry representatives.  She designated the week of AUGUST 19-25, 2018 to honor water and wastewater operators in the state.  We encourage you to thank your water and wastewater operators during the week for their important roles these dedicated  professionals play in improving the quality of life and preserving and protecting public health in our state, and promoting sustainability in our way of living.

Water Sales Tax Changes

The Iowa legislature recently passed a new law which creates a Water Service Excise Tax (WET). Prior to this law, the sale of water was subject to the 6% state sales tax. The WET exempts water from state sales tax, but imposes a 6% excise tax.  This water service excise tax provides funding to the Iowa Finance Authority for the Wastewater and Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program and the Water Quality Financing Program, which will fund projects to improve surface water and groundwater quality. A portion of the tax is distributed to the Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality in the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for the Water Quality Urban Infrastructure Program.  This program funds demonstration projects that decrease erosion, storm water discharge, and other related projects. Beginning July 1, the City will separately collect and remit the 6% excise tax on water service sales. The Iowa Department of Revenue is responsible for administering the WET and is in the process of providing guidance to utilities. For most customers, there will be no financial impact because the state sales tax will be replaced by WET. Residents will see the new tax listed on the August water bill.