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Drinking Water Commission


Page Index

About the Commission
Meetings & Minutes
Commission Members
Drinking Water Annual Reports
Staff Merit Award Recipients

 

About the Drinking Water Commission

The Maine Public Drinking Water Commission (established by 5 MRSA § 12004-I sub§ 47-C and authorized by the Maine Water for Human Consumption act, 22 MRSA § 2660) consists of the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services (or the Commissioner's designee) and eight other members appointed by the Governor. Three members represent the water purveying community and five members represent the drinking water public. All commission members are volunteers.

The Commission:

  • evaluates the Drinking Water Program's enforcement of the Rules Relating to Drinking Water (PDF) for public water systems;
  • provides recommendations on administrative actions, and
  • determines funding and fee collection necessary to meet Drinking Water Program workloads, staffing and resource requirements.
 

Maine Public Drinking Water Commission Meetings & Minutes

Commission meetings are open to the public. They are held from 9:00 AM thru 11:00AM at various locations throughout the year. At the November 17, 2021 meeting, a new remote meeting policy was passed.

The next Commission meeting will be February 8, 2023, at the DHHS office at 286 Water St, Augusta. Meetings are in person and/or via Zoom. Please contact Jim Willis at 207-287-2070 for information regarding attending the meetings in person or online.

Meeting Minutes

2022 February 9, 2022 May 4, 2022 September 7, 2022 November 16, 2022 - CANCELLED
2021 February 10, 2021 May 5, 2021 September 1, 2021 November 17, 2021
2020 February 12, 2020 May 6, 2020 September 2, 2020 November 18, 2020
2019 March 6, 2019 May 1, 2019 September 4, 2019 November 20, 2019
2018 February 14, 2018 May 2, 2018 September 5, 2018 November 28, 2018
2017 February 1, 2017 May 3, 2017 September 6, 2017 November 29, 2017
2016 February 3, 2016 May 4, 2016 September 7, 2016 November 20, 2016

 

Members of the Maine Public Drinking Water Commission

Name, E-Mail, Address, Phone/Fax
Seat #
Expiration Date
Statutory Provisions for Seat
Amy Lachance
Director, Drinking Water Program
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone: (207) 557-2380; Fax: (207) 287-4172
Seat 1: Until Replaced Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the Commissioner's designee
Rebecca Laliberte
The Meadows
PO Box 629
Greene, ME 04236
Phone: (207) 946-3007
Seat 2: August 31, 2019 Represent the water purveying community and be associated with a public water system serving a population of not more than 1,000.
Vacant Seat 3

Must represent the drinking water public.
Vacant Seat 4

Represent the water purveying community and be associated with a public water system serving a population of at least 1,001, but not more than 10,000.
Kathy Moriarty, Chairperson
Bangor Water District, General Manager
PO Box 1129
Bangor, Maine 04402-1129
Phone: (207) 947-4516; Fax: (207) 947-5707
Seat 5: August 31, 2021 Represent the water purveying community and be associated with a public water system serving a population greater than 10,000.
Lee Worcester III
Smugglers Den Campground
PO Box 787
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-0787
Phone: (207) 460-9033
Seat 6: August 31, 2021 Must be a user of a transient, noncommunity water system.
Carol White
C.A. White & Associates
1 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME
Phone: (207) 846-5599; Fax: (207) 846-9066
Seat 7: August 31, 2020 Must be a user of a nontransient, noncommunity water system.
Jeffrey D. LaCasse
35 East River Rd
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Seat 8: August 31, 2019 Must represent the drinking water public
Vacant Seat 9

Must represent the drinking water public.

 

Drinking Water Annual Reports

 

DWP Staff Merit Award

  • 2021 Award Recipient: Maia Ferris, Rule Specialist
  • 2020 Award Recipient: The Entire Drinking Water Program Staff
  • 2019 Award Recipient: David Braley, Senior Environmental Hydrogeologist
  • 2018 Award Recipient: Sophia Scott, Sourcewater Protection Coordinator
  • 2017 Award Recipient: Mike Plaziak, Public Water System Inspector Supervisor
  • 2016 Award Recipient: Teresa Trott, Rule Administrator
  • 2015 Award Recipient: Erika Bonenfant, Education & Outreach Coordinator
  • 2014 Award Recipient: Jason Pushard, Compliance Officer
  • 2013 Award Recipient: Andy Tolman, Hydrogeologist, Assistant Director
  • 2012 Award Recipient: Jennifer Grant, Compliance Officer & Daniel Piasecki, Field Inspector and SRF Project Manager
  • 2011 Award Recipient: Jeff Folger, Field Inspector
  • 2010 Award Recipient: Dawn Abbott, Enforcement Specialist
  • 2009 Award Recipient: Amilyn Stillings, Information Coordinator
  • 2008 Award Recipient: Denise Douin, Field Inspector
  • 2007 Award Recipient: Robin Frost, SDWIS Administrator
  • 2006 Award Recipient: Robert Peterson, Data Administrator
  • 2005 Award Recipient: Cheryl Pratt, Administrative Support Staff
  • 2004 Award Recipient: Lindy Moceus, Phase II/V Rule Coordinator
  • 2003 Award Recipient: Roger Crouse, Chief Engineer, Assistant Director
  • 2002 Award Recipient: The Entire Drinking Water Program Staff

Updated 11/29/2022