Granite State Rural Water Association - Quality on Tap!

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)

4/23/2019    8:15am - 1:30pm (
HDPE Pipe Total Solutions Roadshow

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)

6/11/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Pipe Butt and Electro Fusion

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

6/18/2019    9:00am - 3:00pm (
Proper Sample Collection Techniques

6/19/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
Line Location and Leak Detection

6/27/2019    8:00am - 3:00pm (
From Source to Distribution: with a case study of Claremont

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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Superintendent of Water and Electric in Woodsville

as of 1/23/19
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

Water Superintendent in Raymond

as of 2/4/2019
Job Description: Highly responsible, hands on, position involving the management, maintenance, operation and construction of the Town of Raymond municipal water system under the direction of the Director of Public Works. The scope of responsibilities includes supervision of personnel, budget control, compliance with all regulatory operational criteria, sampling and reporting, functionality of SCADA system, assets management, identifying and implementing operational efficiencies, defining maintenance projects and procuring the services to address issues. Position also requires participation in other Public Works Department activities such as winter maintenance. Raymond Water System Statistics: 7.6M gallons monthly, 1200 customers, 90% residential, 1 Water Treatment Plant (green sand filter), 1 booster pump station, 3 water storage tanks, 16 miles of distribution pipe, 3 gravel packed wells and 1 bedrock well. Compensation subject to qualifications and experience. Pay Range $55,000 to $69,000 plus benefits. Town of Raymond is an equal opportunity employer
Job Requirements: Requires Associates Degree, License for NH Water Treatment Level II, NH Water Distribution Level II and NH Backflow Certification, CDL Driver’s License, Construction layout and equipment operation experience and Minimum of three years of related supervisory experience. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant engineering field is highly desired. Position may be subject to drug and alcohol testing.
For More Information: A job Description can be found on the Town of Raymond website
To Apply: Please complete a Town of Raymond application which can be downloaded from the Town of Raymond website and submit along with a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 22, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. to:
Town of Raymond
c/o Deborah Intoni
Human Resource Coordinator
4 Epping Street
Raymond, New Hampshire
Email submissions are also accepted at
Water Quality and Resource Protection Specialist in Portsmouth NH

as of 2/12/19
Department: Portsmouth, NH Public Works
Salary Range: $45,627 to $60,916
Duties/Responsibilities: The Water Quality and Resource Protection Specialist performs technical duties to monitor, evaluate and ensure the quality of water delivered by the City of Portsmouth, and to protect the quality of the City’s surface water and groundwater resources.
Examples of Essential Job Functions:
• Assist with, and as assigned lead, water quality monitoring efforts for Federal and State drinking water compliance, system evaluation and treatment process control. • Assist with, and as assigned take lead responsibility for, maintaining and calibrating in-line and laboratory water quality analyzing instruments. • Collect samples, analyze water quality with field meters, arrange sample analyses with laboratories, and transport samples. Adhere to standard approved methods for sample collection, analysis and chain-of-custody. • Compile water quality results and perform routine analysis of trends. • Identify monitoring frequencies and locations for compliance samples in accordance with State and Federal regulations. • Plan and conduct water quality investigations to diagnose system and resource water quality, assist with optimizing water treatment and distribution operations to ensure drinking water quality compliance. • Investigate and/or assist in the investigation into water quality complaints and advise responsible officials of complaints, investigation results and recommended courses of action, if any. Appropriately summarizes the findings and factually advises the complainant of his/her determinations. • Perform routine laboratory analyses for control of the treatment process. Analyze, records and evaluates instrument readings and laboratory test results. The applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Access, Excel and Word, and ESRI ArcGIS.
Scope of Examination:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview. Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check. The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply to:
City of Portsmouth
Dianna Fogarty, HR Director
1 Junkins Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Assistant Superintendent for Water in Hooksett

as of 2/22/19
Job Description: Hooksett Village Water Precinct is currently accepting resumes for the full-time position of Assistant Superintendent. Fully qualified and licensed candidates can anticipate a starting rate of approximately $30.74/hr with an annual wage of over $70K including overtime and on-call pay. The Precinct offers a pleasant, supportive working environment and also provides a generous benefit/incentive package, including 90% health insurance, over two weeks of comp time per year for weekend duty, an annual clothing allowance and a public employee pension.
Job Requirements: 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. 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 testing devices. Candidates must possess active NEWWA backflow testing certification or be able to obtain said certification within a year. Supervisory or management experience is a plus; at a minimum, candidates must demonstrate a can-do attitude, an ability to work well with others and a 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 rotating on-call duty and the need to respond promptly to emergencies. HVWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter to:
Hooksett Village Water Precinct
c/o Michael Heidorn, Superintendent
7 Riverside Street
Hooksett, NH 03106

Chief Treatment Plant Operator in Kennebunkport ME

as of 2/22/2019
Job Description: The Town of Kennebunkport, Maine, is seeking a full-time experienced and collaborative professional to fill the position of Chief Treatment Plant Operator for its Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department. Kennebunkport is a coastal municipality of 20 square miles and the Wastewater Division maintains 18 miles of gravity sewer lines, 14 major pump stations and 90 grinder pumps. The Treatment Plant is authorized to discharge up to 0.70 mgd. The Chief Treatment Plant Operator reports to the Deputy Director of Public Works and will assist in leading a dynamic Wastewater Department of 7 full-time employees dedicated to providing exceptional services that improve our community’s quality of life. The Chief Treatment Plant Operator will work directly with the Deputy Director on planning issues, technology initiatives and budget analysis.
Job Requirements: Applicants must possess a minimum State of Maine Grade 3 License, Grade 5 License preferred. Applicants must possess the skills and experience to operate the wastewater treatment plant, oversee the wastewater collection and discharge system, and directly supervise the wastewater operators and mechanic. Associate Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Progressively responsible experience in a Wastewater or Public Works environment with five years of experience is preferred. Strong computer skills, experience with SCADA programs preferred. Valid motor vehicle license with excellent driving record is required. Availability to work evenings and weekends. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees, vendors, residents, and members of the public. Must also be team oriented and participate in the work of subordinates, including operation of equipment, as required to ensure proper operation of the wastewater system.
Benefits: The Town of Kennebunkport offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other benefits. The Town of Kennebunkport is a coastal Maine community in York County, with a commitment to quality of life and the environment. Kennebunkport offers lovely sandy beaches at Goose Rocks and a rocky coastline from the Kennebunk River to the fishing village of Cape Porpoise. We have a vibrant summer population that is in balance with our commercial businesses. We also offer open spaces, parks, and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.
To apply: send application, resume, and cover letter including salary requirements along with 3 references to Human Resources, P.O. Box 566, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046. Position will remain open until filled but review of applications will begin on March 11th 2019. The Town of Kennebunkport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Water & Sewer Operator in Enfield

as of 3/21/19
About Enfield: Town of Enfield, NH, is seeking a full-time Water & Sewer System Operator. Enfield is a community of approximately 4,600 permanent residents (the population increases substantially with seasonal residents during the summer months), situated in the Upper Valley Region approximately 10-20 minutes from the population centers of Lebanon and Hanover (home of Dartmouth College and the renowned Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and only two hours from Boston. Enfield is an attractive community with a wide range of local businesses, a proud Shaker cultural heritage, two large scenic lakes, and an abundance of open space.
Job Description: The Water & Sewer System Operator position is 40 hours per week, year-round and is available immediately. The position reports to the Director of Public Works. Duties include the following: • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of the municipal water and sewer systems in accordance with department operating procedures and standards, town ordinances and policies, and state and federal regulations; • Responsible for the skilled and safe operation of and routine preventative maintenance of assigned light duty trucks, miscellaneous small equipment, and hand and power tools used in utility work; • Performs manual labor tasks incidental to the operation and maintenance of assigned equipment such as the loading and unloading of materials and the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled work on construction and maintenance projects; • Responsible for collecting samples for routine testing and assisting with the preparation of associated reports to satisfy state and federal regulatory reporting requirements; • Responsible for responding to afterhours calls and alerts; • Performs other public works department duties which may be temporarily assigned. Employment Requirements: The successful candidate will possess at least a high school diploma and five years of full-time work experience, with a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in water and/or wastewater operations. Possession of a “Water Works Operator” certification and a “Wastewater Operator” certification from the NH Department of Environmental Services is strongly preferred, however, candidates who do not currently hold these professional certifications, but that are able to obtain them within one year from the date of hire, will be considered. Must be able to effectively direct and supervise work completed by others. Previous relevant supervisory experience is desirable. A basic level of computer proficiency is required. The successful candidate will also be able to perform physical work outside in all weather and lift at least 50 pounds. Benefits: Starting pay rate will be up to $25.00/hour depending on experience. The Town of Enfield offers an excellent benefits package, including a no-deductible health plan, dental insurance, New Hampshire Retirement System, supplemental deferred compensation plan, short-term disability, generous paid leave, and more.
To Apply: Applications and complete job description are available on the Town's website at and at the Enfield Town Manager’s Office, 23 Main Street, PO Box 373, Enfield, NH 03748, (603) 632-5026. In addition to a completed application, candidates are expected to provide a cover letter and resume. This position will be open until filled, but candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by March 29, 2019. Application materials can be submitted directly to the Town Manager by mail, in-person or by email ( The selected individual will be offered conditional employment subject to successful completion of criminal background check and review of professional references. The Town of Enfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.





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