Robert McVay, Northwest Treatment Plant Senior Operator, Environmental Services

Robert has worked for the City since 2008.

What are three words to describe the City of Springfield? 

Progress, diversity, dedication.

What’s something you’ve learned since working for the City?

The wide range and number of jobs required for the City to provide its services to the citizens

Why do you do what you do?

I’ve always enjoyed being around water, so having a job cleaning it seemed only natural.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

Dealing with the high flows at the water treatment plant during rain storms.

What are you passionate about?

My faith.

What’s the best part of your job? 

Knowing I have had a positive impact on the environment.

What do you admire about this organization?

The service we provide has a positive impact on the environment for generations to come.

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

Continue to improve the positive impact on the environment and being a model for other communities.