The inaugural two $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarships were awarded at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit in July.

Christopher Gagnon received a $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarship at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit.

Christopher Gagnon received a $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarship at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit.

Christopher Gagnon of Spencer, Indiana, a BBP Water Corporation employee; and Chase Perry of Montpelier, Indiana, a City of Montpelier apprentice, both received a scholarship to attend the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water’s nationally recognized two-year training program to develop skilled workers for the water and wastewater industry.

Gagnon previously worked at the Department of Natural Resources in guest services and as a closing manager at the nearby State Park Inns in McCormick’s Creek State Park, where he participated in creating budgets, managing front desk and housekeeping department labor and IT trouble-shooting.

“I was referred to the BBP Water Corp position through a friend and saw it as an opportunity to further develop my professional skills,” Gagnon said.

Perry had worked for Montpelier part-time for several years before becoming a full-time employee and being given assistant superintendent duties.

Chase Perry received a $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarship at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit.

Chase Perry received a $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarship at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit.

“During that time, I always loved working hand-and-hand with the water department,” Perry said. “After a year of being the assistant, the current superintendent retired, so I saw an opportunity to advance for not only myself but also my family and jumped on it. I’m now happier than I’ve ever been and refuse to look back.”

ServLine Leak Protection by HomeServe partners with rural water utilities to offer a unique leak adjustment product that protects both residential and small commercial customers from unusually high-water bills that result from water leaks on their property. ServLine is a National Rural Water Association (NRWA) partner and works with over 150 participating water utilities in 20 states.

Chase Perry received a $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarship at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit. Those participating in the presentation included, from left, Perry; Allie Terrell, ServLine representative; and Kelly Gardner, Assistant Executive Director of the Alliance of Indiana Water.

Christopher Gagnon received a $3,000 ServLine by HomeServe Apprentice Scholarship at the Indiana Alliance for Rural Water Leadership Summit. Those participating in the presentation included, from left, Todd Gardner, CEO of BBP Water Corporation; Gagnon; Allie Terrell, ServLine representative; and Kelly Gardner, Assistant Executive Director of the Alliance of Indiana Water.