Granite State Rural Water Association - Quality on Tap!

9/26/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Groundwater Systems: Operation and Maintenance

10/2/2019    9:00am - 4:00pm (
Certified Stormwater Inspector - Rural Communities (a 2-day training)

10/8/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Microbiology of Wastewater (limit 20 attendees)

10/9/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Handling Distribution Components

10/17/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Blueprint Reading: Advanced Level (limit 15 attendees)

10/29/2019    9:00am - 12:30 pm
Ultrasonic Metering & Intelligent Hydrants

10/31/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Microbes and Chlorination

11/7/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Understanding Your Motor Control Panel (limit 15 attendees)

11/19/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Distribution System: Maintaining Water Quality

11/21/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Sustainable Management of Small Rural Water & Wastwater Systems

12/3/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Pipe Butt and Electro Fusion

12/12/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Chemistry & Treatment of Groundwater

12/17/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Proper Sample Collection Techniques (limit 15 attendees)

12/19/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Caring for Your Aging Pump Station

 Congressman Pappas Visits Seabrook Wastewater Treatment Plant
 On March 19, 2018 Congressman Pappas took a tour of Seabrook's wastewater Treatment Plant. The purpose of his visit was learn more about the operation, maintenance and funding concerns of water and wastewater utilities. GSRWA's Board President, Philippe Maltais, is Superintendent of the Seabrook wastewater facility. Phil and his staff gave a presentation of how Seabrook is using funding from NHDES State Revolving Loan Fund program to manage the assets of the wastewater facility using GIS technology.

 Left to Right: Phil Maltais, GSRWA President and Seabrook Wastewater Superintendent giving Congressman Pappas a tour of the plant.

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 GSRWA Welcomes Gretchen Tillson as Association's Membership Services Coordinator
 The Association is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Gretchen Tillson. Gretchen is GSRWA's Member Services Coordinator. She brings a rich experience of working with people in a variety of fields from the financial products industry, coaching snow boarding and she has a degree in engineering, to boot. If you have any questions about the status of your membership or the types of benefits available to you as a GSRWA, Gretchen is the one to call. Gretchen can be reached at the administrative office: (603) 756-3670. email:

 Gretchen Tillson, Member Services Coordinator



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Woodsville: Superintendent of Water and Electric

as of 1/23/19 & 6/17/19
Job Description: The Woodsville Water & Light Department is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent. This is a full time position with full benefits. The person will be responsible for the day to day operation of both the electric and water departments, office billing and outside distribution crew.
To Apply: send resume to Woodsville Water & Light Department, 4900 Dartmouth College Highway, Woodsville NH 03785

Waterville Valley: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

as of 4/29/19 & 6/17/19
Job Description: The Town of Waterville Valley, NH is accepting applications for a motivated Treatment Plant Operator for our Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility. Duties will include laboratory, technical, and administrative work relating to the operation, maintenance, and repair of the facility. The facility in Waterville Valley is made up of lagoons followed by tertiary treatment, sand and carbon filters and is capable of processing 550,000 gallons per day. We are located in the heart of the White Mountains and provide for the resort community.
Qualifications: This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 2-4 years post-high school education in an environmental science field or combined experience and education; NHDES Certification as a Grade III or Grade III-OIT Wastewater Operator or the ability to obtain the required certification within 1 year of hire. All Certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment. This position boasts a full benefits package including health, dental, NH Retirement enrollment, STD, LTD, Life, FSA, and dependent care programs, 2 weeks vacation, 5 personal days, and paid sick leave, along with some extra fringe benefits of working in a resort town. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid NH Drivers License. EOE Salary DOQ
To Apply: send an application, resume and cover letter to Mark Decoteau, Town Manager or mail to PO Box 500, Waterville Valley, NH 03215 (603) 236-4730
Seabrook: Grade II Wastewater Operator

as of 5/20/19
Job Description:The Town of Seabrook is accepting applications for Wastewater Operator - Grade II. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For complete information:
Contact:Town of Seabrook Wastewater Treatment Facility, 274 RTE 286 - Wright's Island,Seabrook NH 03874.

Lakes Region Water Company: Water Technician / Meter Reader

as of 5/28/19
Job Description: Lakes Region water Company is a small, privately -owned water utility that serves approximately 1,750 customers in select towns throughout the Lakes Region. This is a full time position with mandatory on-call hours. The employee will perform water quality sampling, weekly pump house checks and monthly meter readings; coordinate with lab to ensure compliance;install and repair water meters; and attend to service calls for connections and disconnections.
Requirements/Skills: Must have basic computer literacy. Able to follow instructions and comply with State requirements. Capable of operating entry level field kits for evaluations water quality (measure pH, alkalkinity, hardness, ect.). water operator license preferred but will train the right person. New hire must obtain a Water Operator License Grade 1A or higher within one year. Minimum high school diploma required.
Benefits/Salary: Medical insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan option, continuing education paid for job related training. Salary based on experience.
To apply: mail,email or fax resumes and applications. No phone calls please.
Lakes Region Water Company,PO Box 389, Moultonborough NH 03254
Fax 603-476-2721

Franklin: Deputy Director

as of 5/28/19
Job Description:The City of Franklin, N.H., Municipal Service Department has an immediate job opening within its Administrative Division, for a full time, salaried, non-union position of Deputy Director of Public Works.This position is assigned to the Municipal Services Department Administrative Division and involves assisting the Director, Department Foremen and Division Staff with the oversight of year-round operations and maintenance activities. Interaction with other City Departments; Contractors; Engineering Firms; Governmental Agencies; Residents and Local Businesses are also essential functions of this position. Assistance is required with snow and ice control operations, as well as, providing direction in the event of emergency situations as they arise, with a focus being on the Water and Sanitary Sewer Divisions. This is a 12-step salary position, ranging from $25.51 to $33.47 DOQ/E.
Minimum Qualifications: The candidate for this position must have supervisory experience in the operation of a Municipal Public Works Department with special focus in the operation and maintenance of municipal water and wastewater systems. Applicants must possess at a minimum, a Level 2, State of NH, Public Water System Operators License in both Water Treatment and Distribution and a Level 1, State of NH Wastewater Collection System Operators License. Of primary importance is the requirement that the candidate be familiar with City infrastructure; possess good public relations skills and be proficient in presenting and conveying information both orally, electronically and in writing.
To Apply: Submission of a resume should be submitted to Franklin Municipal Services, 43 West Bow Street, Franklin, NH or by email to, by Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Interviews will be conducted starting June 3, 2019. The City of Franklin, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tilton-Northfield Water District: Water Operator

as of 6/3/19
Job Description: The Tilton-Northfield Water District is accepting applications for a full time permanent Water Operator position. The position will perform skilled and semi-skilled work involving the operations and maintenance of a water treatment and water distribution system. The Tilton-Northfield Water District offers a competitive hourly rate and benefits package. Position requires a current New Hampshire driver’s license, ability to lift 80 lbs., heavy equipment operating experience; being able to respond to emergencies, be on a rotating on-call schedule and live within 15 minutes of the District. Overtime is required.
Minimum qualifications: a high school diploma or GED; possession of a NHDES Grade 1 Water Treatment and Grade 1 Distribution License (or must be willing to obtain these licenses within the first year of employment).
To Apply:Please send letter of introduction with resume and references to: Tilton & Northfield Aqueduct Co., Inc. 14 Academy Street Tilton, NH 03276. Or you may pick up an application at the office. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background check, a DMV check and a drug test. EOE/ADA/AA For further information contact: Tilton-Northfield Water District, John Chase,, 603-286-4213
Merrimack Village District Water Works: Utility Field Technician

as of 7/1/2019
Job Description: The Merrimack Village District is seeking a qualified, motivated individual to join our team, to perform skilled tasks and the operation of equipment for maintenance and repair of District owned property and infrastructure. Duties include, but not limited to: 1.Operate light duty trucks single axle with or without attachments such as plows, trailers for removing and/or hauling of debris, tools and other equipment, snow and ice, etc. from district property and transporting materials. 2.Perform construction, maintenance and repair of water mains and lines, wastewater lines, drainage facilities, highways and appurtenances. 3.Perform flushing procedures, back flow prevention device inspection/testing and should have basic knowledge of valve operations. 4.Operate small roller, mowers, pipe cutters, subsurface boring equipment as well as related equipment.
Qualifications: A candidate for this position must have graduated High School or the equivalent, have three to five years of experience in utility and/ or other similar work, a valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A preferred or the ability to obtain within 120 days of hire; Water Distribution Grade I Certification from New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services or ability to obtain within 120 days of hire.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to
Merrimack Village District, Attn: Human Resources, 2 Greens Pond Road Merrimack, NH 03054
Fax 603-424-0563 (F) Attn: Human Resources
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled
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Lebanon: Utility Operator In-Training

as of 6/17/19
Job Description: This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties at the Water Treatment Plant. Responsibilities include operating, controlling, and maintaining the water treatment plant, and facilities. Assisting in repairing or maintaining motors, pumps and values, adjusting values to admit chemicals per State and Federal standards/guidelines, performing lab tests and analysis, and other assigned duties. This position works under the Superintendent of the Water treatment plant or under an operator with a higher grade who is familiar with each of these operating systems. The incumbent is expected to recognize instances which are “out of the ordinary” of the daily normal operations, guidelines, or instructions that have been provided. The incumbent once competent with water operations. is expected to be part of the “on-call” weekends and holiday rotation, which includes carrying a pager to respond to emergency situations.
Qualifications: A candidate for this position must have a valid driver’s license. Within one year of employment; possession of a NH Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator’s license. The incumbent is expected to continue to progress through the NH DES licensure and testing requirements until they receive a Grade 3 treatment license.
To Apply: Applications and optional resumes should be submitted to or by mail to: Gloria Leskiewicz, Human Resources Director, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766.
New England Backflow, Inc.: Backflow Tester

as of 7/29/18
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.
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.
To Apply: Mail letter of interest and resume to New England Backflow, Inc. Attn. Paul Whittemore, PO Box 528, Auborn NH 03032
Conway Village Fire District: Water/Sewer Tech

as of 8/15/19
Job Description: The Conway Village Fire District is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the position of Water/Sewer Operator. This position is 40 hours per week, year-round with benefits. Pay will commensurate with experience. Position available immediately
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess at least a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check and drug test. The successful candidate will also be required to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions and lift at least 50 pounds.
To Apply: Applications are available at the website, and at the Conway Village District Office located at 128 West Main Street, Conway NH 03818. Please submit application and résumé not later than 3:00 p.m. August 30, 2019 to our office at 128 West Main St., Conway NH 03818 or through the link on our website. Conway Village Fire District is an equal opportunity employer





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