Board of Waterworks and Waste System Operators

The Following Operator Examinations Have Been Rescheduled

The following operator examinations have been rescheduled.

  • The Operator Examination scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to June 17.
  • The Operator Examination scheduled for April 9, 2020 has been rescheduled. The date of the rescheduled examaination has not yet been determined.
  • The Operator Examination scheduled for April 24, 2020 has been rescheduled. The date of the rescheduled examaination has not yet been determined.

The Superintendent Training Scheduled for April 29, 2020 at MDE is Being Rescheduled

The Superintendent Training scheduled for April 29, 2020 at MDE is being rescheduled. The date of the rescheduled training has not yet been determined.


COVID-19 Extension of Renewal Dates for Water and Wastewater Operators and for Drinking Water Samplers

The letters linked below are notice to Water and Wastewater Operators and to Drinking Water Samplers that MDE is  administratively extending renewal dates per the Governor's Executive Order.


MDE's Survey for Operators Interested in COVID-19 Regional Response


As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, utilities are faced with many additional challenges, including plant staffing. MDE is seeking water, wastewater, and industrial wastewater operators who are currently employed as circuit riders, or who may be interested in assisting other utilities as one's certification(s) allow. By completing the survey, you are providing valuable insight for Maryland's utilities and MDE. Operators interested in providing assistance must respond to the survey by Friday April 3rd.

The survey and a summary of responses will be posted on the Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators web page on MDE's website. Board staff will facilitate utilities and operators who are interested in participating. Utilities that require staffing assistance should contact the Water Supply Program or Wastewater Compliance Program directly.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Water Supply Program at watersupply@maryland.gov. Thank you for your time and assistance with this survey.



History, Charge and Term:

The Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators  establishes the education, experience and examination standards which must be satisfied by operators and superintendents of water and wastewater treatment systems in the State, and issues and renews certificates based upon these standards.

The Board consists of eleven members. The Governor appoints eight of the members with the advice of the Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), and the advice and consent of the State Senate. The Secretary of the Environment appoints the other three members.

The members appointed by the Governor serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. The members appointed by the Secretary of MDE serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.

Current Membership: 

Board Member

Position

Term Expires

William Shreve

Chairman/ Wastewater Supervision

6/30/2018

Joseph Haxton

Vice Chairman/Sanitary Commissions

6/30/2019

Application Pending

County Government

Not Applicable

Joseph Johnson

Waterworks Supervision

6/30/2018

Russell Kelley

Public at Large

Not applicable

Dee Settar

Department of Environment

Not applicable

Bruce Darner

Agriculture

6/30/2020

Dominic DeLudos, Jr.

Industrial Superintendent

6/30/2018

Application Pending

Maryland Environmental Service

 

Application Pending

Public at Large

Not Applicable

Nancy Hausrath

Municipal Government

6/30/2018

 

Meetings

The Board is scheduled to meet on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 10:00 am. and usually last for three to four hours. The schedule of meetings, meeting agenda, meeting minutes as available, and related matter are available at this link.

 

 

Board Vacancies

Currently there are no vacancies on the Board. If you are interested in serving on the Board and would like to be considered when a vacancy occurs, please complete this Curriculum Vitae sheet.

 

 

To Contact the Board

Call 410-537-3167 or call (toll free in Maryland) 800-633-6101 ext. 3167, email wwso.board@maryland.gov or fax 410-537-3168.

 

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