Ron Deiber is looking forward to doing something different when he retires from his Alta municipal utilities superintendent position Friday, Sept. 29.
Deiber has been in the electrical business for 37 years, 28 of those years have been spent in Alta.
"I'm just ready to do something totally different and to just have that option," Deiber said. "I plan to continue farming my 160 acres and intend to relax and travel a little bit."
Deiber said eventually he'll have to look for something part-time to occupy his time.
"I just have to have something to do," Deiber said. "I will stay in the community as it's been good to me and it's a homely and friendly place."
Deiber said he's been able to see many changes through the years, including the installation of a new water plant in 1976 and a second water plant in 1996. Deiber also feels there will be many changes made long after he is gone.
"As far as the water side of it is concerned, one change I see deals with a lot more rules and regulations," Deiber said. "We now have the ability to test for minuet contaminants which is causing the need for more rules and regulations."
When discussing the electric side of things, Deiber said he sees a need for economical base load generations to be built in Iowa.
"The reason is that in the last couple of years big power companies and other groups have wound up in the deregulation industry," Deiber said. "It's slowing down, but costs are still sky-rocketing due to deregulation."
Read the rest of this article in the 9/28 Pilot Tribune.