Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2014 - (Page 34)

A Regular Job a Long Way Away Paul Jones, an Iowa native and retired science teacher, spends winters working at the utility plant in Antarctica's McMurdo Station. BY MARY LOU JAY WORKING AT A water plant in Antarctica in November, December and January each year sounds like a cold and difficult assignment. But Paul Jones, who has helped run the facility at the U.S. research base at McMurdo Station since 2004, doesn't consider it a big deal. "It's just like working at a water plant in Iowa in the winter time. I'm inside where it's warm and clean and dry," he said. Jones, an Iowa native, sometimes gets a respite from the worst cold. When he's there during the Antarctica summer, the temperatures at the camp average somewhere in the upper 20s. "Forty 34 * Second Quarter 2014 degrees is not uncommon and below zero is uncommon," Jones said. "This year, when I would check temperatures, it would be warmer at McMurdo than it was in Iowa by a long shot." Jones taught science at Montezuma High School in Iowa for 36 years, but had decades of experience with water

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2014

From the President
Adjusting to the New Normal
Facts About North Dakota Fracking and Water Use
Meeting the Goal of Sustainable, Efficient, Affordable Rural Water Systems
Let's Be Clear - The Fire Chief Project
A Regular Job a Long Way Away
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
NRWA’s First CEO, Raymond Keith (RK) Johnson, Passes Away
Index to Advertisers/
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2014