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Published January 03, 2012, 10:27 PM

Moorhead Water Treatment Plant shows off their Dirty Job

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Tonight a group of workers from the Moorhead Water Treatment Plant got their 15-minutes of fame on national TV showing off their Dirty Jobs.

Tonight a group of workers from the Moorhead Water Treatment Plant got their 15-minutes of fame on national TV showing off their Dirty Jobs.

A lot of people may think they have a tough job, but those men and women at the Moorhead Water Treatment Plant just proved it - in front of millions of people. Tonight, they took pride in their filthy, grimy, dirty job.

Dozens of people gathered at the Moorhead Buffalo Wild Wings tonight to watch themselves and their coworkers take on the latest Dirty Job on the popular Discovery Channel show. Host Mike Rowe and workers performed maintenance work on the plant's water-softening basin used to provide drinking water to Moorhead and Dilworth.

Filming lasted just one day in April, and Rowe spent about an hour afterwards taking pictures and talking to the workers.

Troy Hall – Water Division Manager: “He's really just what he seems on camera and in the commercials, just a very personable nice guy, and when we talked after the filming, everybody thought he was just a great guy to work with.”

Adam Neer – Water Plant Operator: “We do it every year, we suit up, get your exposed down as much as possible and just have a good time with the pressure washer.”

There's a reason the discovery channel chose Moorhead, Minnesota as the spot for a water treatment piece - in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the city has been voted Minnesota's best tasting drinking water for 2009 and 2010.

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