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 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
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.