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
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.
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 are open to the public. They start at 9 am.
- March 21, 2013 - Greater Augusta Utilities District WWTP Jackson Ave.
- June 20, 2013 - Brunswick-Topsham Water District – River Road
- September 19, 2013 - Greater Augusta Utilities District WWTP Jackson Ave.
- December 19, 2013 - Brunswick-Topsham Water District – River Road
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.
|2013||March 21, 2013
||June 20, 2013||No meeting||September 19, 2013||December 19, 2013
|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|