Peter V. Baratti is the district manager of Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District the WWTP in Minden Nevada. He is a Grade III wastewater operator, who also holds certifications as a Grade 3 collection system operator, Grade 2 maintenance technologist, and Grade II water distribution operator. He has been employed by MGSD for 10yrs. Prior to this he worked in the field of civil engineering, underground utilities and site preparation for over 20yrs. This experience in the private industry helped spark a new career direction in the water and wastewater fields. With this back round it has helped develop a group of operators with a broader skill set in order to reduce district costs and give employees a direct connection to the inner workings of the facility.