Nov 28 at 6:19 PM
Introducing Hach's Hero: Sheila Guevara, Water Quality & Treatment, City of Sanford, Sanford, FL Sheila Guevara is the Water Quality Specialist at the City of Sanford (City), Florida. Sheila is an environmental engineer who graduated with a Master's Degree from UCF. Her job impacts the lives of numerous people in the City. Sheila is the person who keeps the City in compliance with drinking water federal and state regulations. She loves her job because it gives her the opportunity to educate co-workers, customers, family and community about the importance of water quality and treatment and water conservation. Sheila also enjoys volunteering in the community, at church and as an engineer in the water industry. Hach products have helped Sheila impact the lives of others in different ways. City staff (water and wastewater plant operators, process control technician and water quality specialist) use Hach products at the water and wastewater plants and in the distribution system for a variety of monitoring, testing, and analysis to provide regulated and safe drinking water to customers. The continuing effort of providing best water quality to customers paid off on March 22, 2017, when the City received the Central Florida's Best Tasting Drinking Water Award from the Florida Section of the FSAWWA. This is the great testament to the hard work and dedication to the quality of the City staff. The city has also purchased pocket colorimeters, colorimeters (DR 850) and multi-use meters (HQ 30D & 40D) to lab spectrophotometers (DR 5000 & 6000) to help comply with Federal and State regulations. Sheila uses Hach products at the water plants and in the distribution system to collect data for drinking water monitoring, compliance sampling and pilot studies, which help improve water quality. Finally, Hach products have helped Sheila educate customers about water quality and treatment by using them as a tool to test and analyze water samples in the distribution when questions arise. She also educates children about the importance of water quality, testing, and conservation.