Board of Licensure of Water System Operators


“High quality water is more than the dream of the conservationists, more than a political slogan; high quality water, in the right quantity at the right place at the right time, is essential to health, recreation, and economic growth.”
-EDMUND S. MUSKIE, U.S. Senator, speech, 1 March 1966

Board Members | Board meetings | Board Rules | Board Policies and Practices | Water Operator Meeting Minutes


The Board of Licensure of Water System Operators was created by Maine Statute Chapter 22 Chapter 601 Subchapter 3. Rules developed to carry out this sub-chapter are Rules Relating to the Licensure of Water System Operators and include the classification of water systems determined by treatment and distribution qualities, establishes licensing requirements and procedures for initial licenses and biennial renewals. The Rules also establish the fees and operator discipline process.

Board Members:

Trevor Hunt, Chair, Water Management Representative, Bath Water District

David Bartlett, Vice Chair, Non-Transient, Non-Community Public Water System Representative, Western Maine Water Service

Jeffrey Day, Class III Operator Representative, Lincoln Water District

Chris Crovo, Professional Engineer Representative, Portland Water District

Brian McBride, Class IV Operator Representative, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Wells Water District

Gregory Kidd, Educator Representative, Northeast Water and Wastewater Training Associates

Kerry Smart, Class II Representative, Alfred Water District

Mike Macdonald, VSWS Representative, Contract Operator, New England Utility Management Enterprises

Teresa Trott, Maine DHHS Representative, Maine Drinking Water Program

Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public. They start at 9 am.

  • March 20, 2014 - The Water Operator Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 20, 2014 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  A new date /time for the rescheduled Board Meeting will be posted once it has been determined.
  • June 19, 2014 - Brunswick-Topsham Water District – River Road
  • September 18, 2014 - Greater Augusta Utilities District WWTP Jackson Ave.
  • December 18, 2014 - Brunswick-Topsham Water District – River Road

Board Policies and Practices

The following policies and practices have been established by the Board to assure consistency in operations.

Board Code of Ethics

A Code of Ethics was developed in March of 2007 to guide the Board. Download a copy.

Operator Code of Ethics

The Board adopted a Professional Code of Ethics developed by New England Water Works Operator Certification Committee. These are the principles that guide licensed operator in the performance of their duties. Download your ready-to-frame copy.

Complaints Against an Operator

Operators are responsible for the quality and quantity of drinking water. Their practices assure the safety and availability of water. There is a Procedure for Filing a Complaint against an Operator. A complaint may be submitted for Board review using this form. Other guidance, policies and procedures may be found throughout the website under appropriate topics.

Water Operator Meeting Minutes/Agenda

2014 March 20, 2014
Greater Augusta
Utilities District
WWTP Jackson Ave.
June 19, 2014
Brunswick-Topsham
Water District
River Road
No meeting September 18, 2014
Greater Augusta
Utilities District
WWTP Jackson Ave.
December 18, 2014
Brunswick-Topsham
Water District
River Road
2013 March 21, 2013
June 20, 2013 No meeting September 19, 2013 December 19, 2013
Brunswick-Topsham
Water District
River Road
2012 January 26, 2012 May 17, 2012 No meeting September 20, 2012 November 15, 2012
2011 January 20, 2011 March 17, 2011 May 19, 2011 September 15, 2011 November 17, 2011
2010 January 21, 2010 May 20, 2010 August 19, 2010 September 16, 2010 October 21, 2010
2009 February 19, 2009 May 21, 2009 No meeting September 17, 2009 November 19, 2009
2008 January 24, 2008 February 21, 2008 May 23, 2008 September 24, 2008 November 20, 2008
2007 January 25, 2007 March 15, 2007 June 14,2007 September 19,2007 November 15, 2007
2006 January 19, 2006 March 16 ,2006 June 15,2006 September 21, 2006 November 16, 2006
2005 January 20, 2005 March 17, 2005 June 16, 2005 August 18, 2005 October 20, 2005
2004 February 26, 2004 April 1, 2004 June 17, 2004 September 16, 2004 November 18, 2004