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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
February 02, 2018

Happy retirement, Sean McCahill!

Wishing our long-time wastewater treatment plant operator Sean McCahill a happy retirement.

Sean Mccahill Retirement Cover

Sean McCahill joined Coastal Engineering Company in 2004 after moving to Cape Cod from Maine. He calls his 13-year work term "a good run", and the many accolades that his colleagues gave him at his retirement party confirm that. "In 2004, Coastal was just starting wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance division, and Sean's genuine interest in wastewater allowed him to learn new skills quickly," - said hydrogeologist Todd Palmatier, who was at the helm of the wastewater division at the time. "No matter if he had to respond to a midnight alarm call or work in tough weather conditions, Sean always had a great attitude and worked hard. He will be missed by many clients who specifically requested him to service their septic systems.”

His colleagues will miss him too, especially his delicious homemade gumbo that he generously treated everyone to every Fall. An avid fisherman, Sean mastered the art of cooking the seafood dish (pronounced "jumbo" as an inside joke). He wouldn’t give away the recipe though, saying that even if he did, it wouldn’t come out the same.

Sean reports that at first, he struggled with a concept of retirement a bit, but a month later, he's "getting used to every day being like a Sunday." To stay active, Sean plans to continue volunteering as a set construction worker for the Cotuit Center for the Arts, where he's been building stage decorations for several years. After he returns from his upcoming family trip to Arizona, that is.