Granite State Rural Water Association - Quality on Tap!

2/13/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Hydraulics and Backflow Basics (limit 20 attendees)

2/27/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Proper Sample Collection Techniques

3/7/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Package Plant Treatment Technology

3/14/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Understanding Your Motor Control Panel (limit 15 attendees)

3/20/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Caring for Your Aging Pump Station (note date change)

3/28/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Handling Distribution Components

4/11/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Treatment for Small Water Systems

4/18/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Blueprint Reading: Intermediate Level (limit 15 attendees)

4/25/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Advanced Backflow Testing Skills (limit 15 attendees)

5/2/2019    1:00pm - 3:00pm (
Seasonal Water Systems: Operations and Maintenance

5/9/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Corrosion Control

5/16/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Lagoon Operations in the North Country

5/23/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm a
Dealing with High Strength Discharges: Breweries, Food and Industry (with brewery tour)

6/6/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Understanding Your Motor Control Panel (limit 15 attendees)

6/13/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Confined Space and Associated Hazards

 GSRWA Seeks Membership Coordinator to Join Our Team!
 Summary of position: With a "can-do" attitude, serve as the bright and positive coordinator of GSRWA's membership program and services. This part-time position is perfect for a detail oriented person, who enjoys working as part of a team and proving themselves by going above and beyond. Assist New Hampshire's water and wastewater operators while getting to know the water resources industry. Hours and days (M-F) are flexible. Click here for the full job announcement.


 GSRWA Membership has Benefits!
 We appreciate our members and membership has benefits. Click here for a more information.

 Registration is Open for 2018 Trade Show!
 Register your booth for the 2018 Operator Field Day at Mount Sunapee Resort. This year's event will be Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Click here for more information.


 Save the Date: Loans and Grants Workshop
 This spring the Advisory Commission will be accepting applications for DWGWTF funding for both infrastructure and land conservation projects. NHDES will be accepting applications for DWSRF funding for infrastructure projects. The purpose of this workshop is to explain the new DWGWTF funding program, eligible applicants, eligible projects, explain the process for applying to both programs and answer any questions.Click here for more information.




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Water Meter Technician in Rochester

still open as of 10/9/18, original post 6/6/18
Job Description: The City of Rochester, NH (pop. 29,823) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Meter Technician to perform manual work of a semi-skilled nature in the reading and maintenance procedures of the City’s water meters and the City’s treatment, pumping and storage facilities. Pay range $15.98 to $21.57 DOQ.
Requirements: HS degree or equiv and valid CDL-B driver’s license required. Moderate to heavy physical effort in varying weather conditions required. Pre-employment testing includes comprehensive background, driving records, medical and drug screen.
To apply: For more information on the City’s application process or to obtain an application, visit the HR page of the City’s website at Phone: (603) 335-7603 Submit completed City application by June 8, 2018 to: Human Resource Dept - #601230,City of Rochester,31 Wakefield Street,Rochester NH 03867.
Water Technician/Meter Reader for Lakes Region Water Company Inc.

still open as of 10/9/18, original post 6/6/18
Company Profile: Lakes Region Water Company Inc. is a small, privately-owned public water utility that has been providing service to the Lakes Region for over 35 years. During this time, our Moultonborough-based business has expanded to service approximately 1,750 customers in select towns throughout the Lakes Region.
Job Description: Perform water quality sampling for 35+ water systems as required by the NH Department of Environmental Services. Perform weekly pumphouse checks for 35+ water systems. Perform monthly water meter readings for customer billings. Coordinate water sampling bottle delivery & pickups with Laboratory. Communicate with labs & regulating agencies to make sure we’re in compliance with State regulations. Install & repair customer water meters; Troubleshoot meter issues. Customer service calls for water service connections/disconnections. Maintain effective communication with Company management. Attend continuing education courses. Full time/40 hours per week; Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with mandatory on call hours rotating nights, weekends, and Holidays.
Benefits Offered: medical insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan options, paid for continuing education
Requirements: MUST be computer literate (read & respond to emails, use of internet to retrieve water sampling schedules & forms, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word. Able to follow instructions & comply with State requirements. Minimum High School Diploma Required. Water operator license preferred but will train the right person (must obtain Water Operator License Grade 1A or higher within 1 year)
To Apply: PLEASE MAIL, EMAIL OR FAX RESUMES AND APPLICATIONS ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE: Lakes Region Water Company, PO Box 389, Moultonborough, NH 03254 Fax: 603-476-2721 Email: Website:
Water Works Technician at F.X. Lyons

still open as of 10/9/18, original post 6/21/18
Company Profile: F. X. Lyons, Inc., is a private company located in Intervale, New Hampshire. We are the Certified Operator of 50+ small community water systems in northern New Hampshire providing regular inspections and water quality sampling. Additional services include the installation and maintenance of well and septic pumps and control systems, water treatment systems, water pipelines and various pump house components.
Job Description: Water works technician to perform installations and maintenance of water and pump related systems, pump house inspections and water quality sampling. Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with rotating on-call emergency coverage nights and weekends.
Requirements: Mechanical ability/experience in water system or plumbing field. Certified Operator in water distribution and/or treatment or willing to train and pass New Hampshire certification. Must have valid NH driver's license and good driving record.
Benefits: Medical, dental, life insurance, vacation, IRA contribution matching.
To Apply: email resume to or mail to F. X. Lyons, Inc., Attn: Francis Lyons, P. O. Box 280, Intervale, NH 03845. No telephone calls, please.

Water Quality Control Supervisor in Laconia

as of 7/23/18
Job Description: The Laconia Water Department, located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is seeking an individual for the position of Water Quality Control Supervisor to direct the activities of the Treatment Division including a 6-million gallon per day Neptune Trident treatment system and all related storage tanks and booster stations. Salary range is commensurate with experience.
Minimum Requirements: A thorough knowledge of all State and Federal Drinking Water Regulations and strong written and oral communication is required. Applicant must possess a NH Grade III treatment license or the ability to obtain one within a year. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 6 years of progressively responsible experience including at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicant must live within 20 minutes of the office and be available for emergency response.
To Apply A job description is available at the office at 988 Union Avenue Laconia or by e-mail request to A completed application is required and is available at the office or at under Government/Departments/ Water/Documents. Applications and resumes will be accepted at the office, Attn: Employment, 988 Union Avenue, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (603) 524-0901 or to the above e-mail address. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE/ADA
Senior Water Treatment Technician in Merrimack

As of 8/1/18
Job Description: The Merrimack Village District Water Works is accepting applications for a Senior Utility Treatment Technician to perform highly skilled work in the operations and maintenance of our municipal water treatment and storage facilities. Following are examples of essential functions: Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, valves and chemical equipment to regulate flow of raw water into treatment plant. Prepares specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, phosphate, scale inhibitor and lime, and adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, reduce corrosion & lime scaling and clarify water. Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure & water elevation and distribution of water. Maintains and repairs machines and equipment. Performs general plant and grounds maintenance, including general housekeeping. Tests water samples to determine pH, color and impurities. Compiles, maintains and validates maintenance documentation, plant log and various quality control reports.
Requirements: Applicants for this position must have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, NH Water Works Plant Operator License – Treatment Grade II and three years of experience directly relating to water treatment plant operations and maintenance. Applicants must also have related experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) and Elements Asset Management software preferred. Required availability after hours, weekends and holidays for On-Call rotation and as needed.
Salary/Benefits: $24.43 to $26.63 DOE Full Benefits package. Visit for detailed employment ad and job description.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter & resume to: Merrimack Village District, Attn: HR, 2 Greens Pond Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. Email Fax 603-424-0563 (F) Attn: HR. Resumes must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. EOE
Community Systems Circuit Rider at Pennichuck

as of 8/13/18
About Pennichuck: Pennichuck Corporation is a private water utility engaged in the collection, storage, treatment, distribution and sale of potable water in southern and central New Hampshire. We operate both as a regulated water utility operation and a non-regulated water management service. Our Corporate headquarters is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Job Description: In this position, you will perform a variety of duties in the operation, monitoring, controlling, maintenance, and testing of water treatment processes at assigned booster and well stations and/or water storage facilities in compliance with federal and state regulations. The hours for his position are Monday – Friday, 7 am – 3 pm. Pennichuck offers a competitive salary and benefits package. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Primary duties: • Traveling assigned routes to perform routine inspection, calibration, sample collection and maintenance duties on booster stations, well stations, and/or water storage facilities and equipment to ensure the water systems remain working efficiently and within established standards of operation. • Performing a variety of standardized testing and analysis to ensure optimal water quality and compliance with federal and state regulations and general water quality goals.
Qualifications: • The demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision • Good communications and interpersonal skills • Proven ability to work accurately with detailed information • Valid state driver’s license in good standing • NHDES Operator Certification 1A or the ability to attain certification within 12 months.
Water Distribution Technician in Hanover

as of 8/20/18
Job Description: The Hanover Department of Public Works seeks qualified candidates for the position of Water Distribution Technician. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, union position. Regular work hours are 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday - Friday. After-hours emergency work may be required. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the repair, operation, installation, maintenance and servicing of water mains; collecting distribution system water samples and performing required testing; and assisting with treatment facility maintenance and operations, such as monitoring treatment systems, conducting routine sampling and testing, and adjusting chemical feed systems as needed. The Water Distribution Technician also may be assigned to work as part of the DPW utility crew.
Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, plus one to tow years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and work experience sufficient to excel at all major job duties. Driver's license valid in the state of NH. Must possess or be able to readily obtain a Sate of New Hampshire license for water treatment or distribution as appropriate.
Salary and Benefits: $20.53 Hourly. We offer a highly competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, life, disability, paid vacation days and more.
To Apply: Applications must be submitted via the Town's on-line application system. Position is #WD03-2. To access the system and for instructions on how to apply, please visit the Employment link at All job offers contingent upon results of background check. The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Laboratory Technician at Seacoast Analytical Services

as of 9/12/18
Company Description: Seacoast Analytical Services is a private radon and drinking water laboratory located in Lee NH. We work closely with private homeowners as well as community water systems. We analyze common drinking water contaminants, as well as radon gas in air /water . We have a focus on quality analysis and expedited reporting.
Requirements: Seeking to fill a part time Laboratory Technician position. Candidate must have a BA/BS in a related field or the equivalent of two years experience. Candidate will be required to work Tuesdays, Thursdays and at least one additional weekday, as well as one weekend per month. Candidate must be willing to complete analytical work, customer service, office tasks, as well as everyday lab maintenance. We are a small lab, all working together to complete the tasks at hand.
To Apply: Email resumes and cover letter to For further information please call (603)868-1457.

Backflow tester at New England Backflow, Inc.

as of 10/9/18
Company Description: New England Backflow, Inc. is a small business locally owned and operated in Auburn NH. We test and repair backflow preventers on a variety of systems. We work closely with community water systems as well as private clients to ensure their drinking water is safe.
Job Description: Duties include the performance of backflow device testing, repair, installation and replacement throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Position is full time, Monday-Friday at a variable schedule depending on client needs. Usage of company vehicle for extensive travel within the New England region and occasional overnight work. Interaction with water customers on a daily basis.
To Apply: Mail letter of interest and resume to New England Backflow, Inc., Attn. Paul Whittemore, PO Box 528, Auburn NH 03032 Requirements: We seek a qualified candidate for the position of backflow tester. Candidate must possess a valid NEWWA Backflow Prevention Device Inspector/Tester certification. MassDEP Backflow Tester certification preferred. DES Water Works Operator certification preferred but not required. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability to effectively communicate with clients. Moderate physical effort in varying weather conditions. Skilled in the use of computers. Must be comfortable working with a tablet. Pre-employment screening includes background check and employment history.
Benefits: Competitive pay. Medical insurance. Simple IRA program. Company holidays. Paid vacation.

Assistant Superintendent in Hooksett

as of 11/26/2018
Job Description: Hooksett Village Water Precinct is currently accepting resumes for the full-time position of Assistant Superintendent. Candidates must possess active NH Grade II Distribution and Grade I Treatment certifications, or be able to immediately obtain license reciprocity, and have at least 5 years of experience as a Water Works Operator with both field and office/computer skills. The ideal candidate will be confident in their abilities to repair and troubleshoot typical water system distribution and treatment issues, and also be adept at recordkeeping and the use of digital detection, location and GPS devices. Candidates must possess active NEWWA backflow testing certification or be able to obtain said certification within a year. Candidates must demonstrate a can-do attitude, an ability to work well with others and proficiency at working independently, effectively and with minimal supervision. Candidates willing to assist the Precinct in modernizing and expanding its operations are preferred. Candidates must successfully complete an employment application, physical exam, background check, motor vehicle record check, illegal substance testing, and be able to comply with all job description requirements including the need to respond promptly to emergencies. The Precinct offers competitive wages and a generous benefit package. No phone calls please.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to:
Hooksett Village Water Precinct
c/o Michael Heidorn, Superintendent
7 Riverside Street
Hooksett, NH 03106

Water Utility Superintendent in Kennebunk ME

as of 12/3/2018
Job Description: The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District, one of Maine’s premier water utilities, is seeking a successor to its retiring superintendent.
Established in 1921, this nonprofit, quasi-municipal public utility serves seven communities and a population ranging seasonally from 30,000 to nearly 100,000. The District’s service territory is the second longest in Maine, extending over 20 miles along the York County coastline.
Plant Assets are nearly $70 million with Operating Revenues of nearly $7 million. Source water includes Branch Brook as well as eight wells with a combined daily capacity of 8.3 million gallons. Average Daily Demand is 2.9 million gallons with a maximum day of 6.5 MGD. The distribution system consists of over 219 miles of mains ranging in size from 2 inch to 20 inch providing water to 13,900 metered customers, of which 3,400 are seasonal. The distribution system includes 714 public fire hydrants. Finished water storage facilities consist of 5 standpipes and 2 elevated tanks, with a total storage capacity of 7.7 million gallons Reporting to the District’s four-member Board of Trustees, the Superintendent provides overall vision and leadership and direction to a forty-two member workforce. This executive is responsible for understanding and overseeing all aspects of the operation while maintaining the high levels of morale and engagement currently embodied throughout the organization. This highly motivated and skilled staff work under the Superintendent’s supervision to achieve the District’s mission of providing the highest quality of water and customer service at the lowest reasonable cost.
The selected candidate will ideally possess senior-level utility experience with expertise in strategic planning and board relations. The ability to develop and maintain positive relations with regulators is vital. The successful candidate will serve as a knowledgeable, reliable and authoritative resource to the District’s communities, and will possess excellent skills, both as a public speaker and in written communications.
This is an outstanding career opportunity for an accomplished and talented professional to lead one of Maine’s most reputable and respected water utilities.
To Apply:To express interest in strict confidence, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history (no phone calls please) to:
Kirsten Hebert, Director
Maine Rural Water Association
PO Box 263
Richmond ME 04357

Or submit electronically to
Membership Coordinator

as of 12/1/2018
Job Description: With a "can-do" attitude, serve as the bright and positive coordinator of GSRWA's membership program and services. This part-time position is perfect for a detail oriented person, who enjoys working as part of a team and proving themselves by going above and beyond. Assist New Hampshire's water and wastewater operators while getting to know the water resources industry. Scheduled for 20 hours per week Monday-Friday. Hours and days are flexible.
Experience required: Familiarity with Mircosoft Office including applications such as Excel and Word is required. Ability to create mail merges is a plus. Proven track record of willingness to go above and beyond and work as part of a team. Skills required: Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills. Positive attitude and ability to work effectively within a diverse community. The ability to stay focused and pay attention to detail. Excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional, courteous manner.
Salary: $15-$16/hour commensurate with experience
To Apply Submit cover letter and resume to address below or by email:
Human Resources
PO Box 596
Walpole, NH 03608






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