Jonathan Blodgett, Water Pollution Control Inspector, Environmental Services

Jonathan BlodgettJonathan began working for the City of Springfield in 2016.

What are three words that describe the City of Springfield

Growing, friendly, eclectic.

What advice do you have for prospective employees?

Have a desire to help our community and don’t be afraid to share ideas about how to make your department better.

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do for the greater good of the environment and the residents. Eliminating grease from the sewer system allows sewer crews to spend their time on repairs and improvements rather than grease blockages. These blockages can result in sewer spills that can have adverse effects on our waterways and could result in higher fees for residents. So please, don’t put fat, oil or grease down your drains.

What’s the best part of your job?

Knowing I am making a difference.

If you could switch your job with anyone else within the City, whose job would you want?

There are so many people doing so many important things, but I am sure I would love working at the zoo! Seeing the day-to-day operations with the animals would be interesting and working outdoors has always interested me.

What do you admire about this organization?

The people and their dedication to their jobs.

What’s something that Springfield as a city should strive for?

Inclusion and diversity. Environmental protection and sustainability.The best quality of life for all our residents.