Ryan has worked in North Ogden City as a water operator since 2014. His main job is to ensure that all of us in the city have clean, safe, drinking water. He oversees the maintenance of our city water infrastructure, such as our wells, springs, reservoirs, fire hydrants, water mains, and meter system. He’s a team player, and in the winter, you may see him in a snowplow truck!
To date, Ryan’s biggest accomplishment in his career was switching the city’s meter system from a drive-by read system to an AMR (automatic meter reading) system. Even though this was a daunting task at first, and it took five years to close out 6,700 meters, the benefits our city has gained from the new meter system has been very rewarding. He’s proud of the several replacement projects he’s been part of in his seven years with North Ogden, saying that it’s “been satisfying to update failing infrastructure and to take pride in the work I’m doing, knowing that it will last for several decades to come.”
Jason Reney, Ryan’s supervisor, says, “Ryan works hard and plays hard. He is very productive and is quick witted. He is always cracking jokes and trying to have fun while he works. He is very knowledgeable about the tasks in the water department. We are lucky to have him.”
Ryan has a beautiful family, and when he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with them camping and riding their side by side. He thrives in the mountains, hunting and fishing, and he loves trying new recipes on his smoker.
Ryan’s favorite thing about our city, hands down, is being blessed to be able to build amazing friendships with his co-workers and getting to meet great people in the community. They make him want to make North Ogden the best city someone could work and live in!
Thank you for your continued dedication to our city! We appreciate you!