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Max
 

Role: Sampler

My role has developed since I started, including training new team members to learn the role of environmental sampling.: How has your career developed over time and what guidance did you receive?

My role has developed since I started, including training new team members to learn the role of environmental sampling. Also I have just completed my MWE (Monitoring the Water Environment) diploma. This has widened my knowledge even more about the recycling process and how we deal with waste.

 

If you could have any role within Anglian Water, what would it be?

If I could have any role in Anglian Water, I would choose to be an optimizer. This has high levels of responsibility but would still allow me to be out in the field which is what I enjoy the most.

 

A day in the life:

At the beginning of the day I usually venture out at 7am and head to Whitlingham WRC. I would pick up my equipment and route sheet for the day. Once the daily route has been checked, I head to the different water recycling centers. On arrival, I would set up an inlet autosampler which I programme to collect the raw water over a period of 24 hours at 1 hour intervals. Then the final effluent autosampler is set up using the same method. This checks the quality of the water before it is discharged back into the watercourse. A number of field measurements are undertaken at both inlet and outlet to ensure the site is meeting its requirements set by the Environment Agency. I typically visit 5 sites per day. Once all sites have been visited I then return to Norwich to set up for the following day. Returning to the site 24 hours after deployment I will then decant what the autosampler has collected into the required bottles. Once all samples have been collected at all of the water recycling centers they are sent to the Huntingdon lab for further analysis.

 
 

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