Easton Utilities promoted Douglas R. Abbott to the Water & Wastewater Department Manager. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Doug will oversee the entire water and wastewater operation. “I am excited to work with the individuals on these crews who are dedicated to endlessly fulfilling the goals of providing safe drinking water to our customers and returning clean effluent water to the environment,” stated Abbott.
In this new role, Doug will provide leadership for the two departments. This includes oversight of the team focused on water treatment, storage, and distribution as well as those who manage wastewater collection and operate the Enhanced Nutrient Removal Wastewater Treatment Facility. “We chose Doug for this role because we are certain he will continue prioritizing safety and accountability while managing these departments,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities.
Prior to joining Easton Utilities in 2006, Doug provided operation consulting services to utilities and regulatory agencies throughout the US and abroad. Doug is a native of Talbot County, an avid racing sailor, and a member of the Miles River Yacht Club and Tred Avon Yacht Club where he currently serves as Commodore.