Ross Pentney

With 38 years in the field, Ross has worked in all four disciplines with AEP certifications in WT4, WWT1, WD3, and WWC2. He has held key roles in managing water systems, advising on safety programs, and instructing courses, including remote education in Nunavut.

Ross Pentney possesses extensive experience and numerous certifications in the water and wastewater industry.

  • 38 years of water and wastewater experience
  • Retired commissioned officer of the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Certified Level IV Water Treatment Operator
  • 32 years as safety Coordinator
  • Water and wastewater treatment course instructor

A veteran in the industry, Ross has worked in water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, and wastewater collection. His certifications from Alberta Environment & Protection are valid until December 2026 and include Water Treatment Level 4, Wastewater Treatment Level 1, Water Distribution Level 3, and Wastewater Collection Level 2. Ross has been involved in 2 upgrades to the Water Treatment Plant with the addition of microfiltration and nanofiltration.

His professional journey includes roles as a Utility Operator and Safety Advisor for the Town of Barrhead since 1985. In this role, he manages various water systems and advises on health and safety programs., he has been an instructor at Portage College Since 2012 in Lac La Biche, contributing to the development and instruction of water and wastewater treatment courses. His involvement extends to Clean Harbors doing remote education to arctic regions of Nunavut including Gries Fiord, ensuring operators understand their responsibilities as an operator.

Pentney has a significant tenure in safety and emergency services. He was involved with Barrhead Fire Services from 1985 to 2013, where he held positions like Training Officer and Deputy Fire Chief. He was also a commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving as a Reserve Force member and achieving the rank of Captain.

His volunteer work includes contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 75 and the Klondike Trail Search and Rescue. His academic qualifications include a Water & Wastewater Technician Certificate from the Westerra Institute of Technology (now NAIT), obtained in 1984.

Pentney's professional memberships are long-standing, with 38 years in the Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association (AWWOA) and 20 years in the Rural Utilities and Safety Association (RUSA).

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