Board of Waterworks and Waste System Operators

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


Term Expires

William Shreve

Chairman/ Wastewater Supervision


Joseph Haxton

Vice Chairman/Sanitary Commissions


Application Pending

County Government

Not Applicable

Joseph Johnson

Waterworks Supervision


Russell Kelley

Public at Large

Not applicable

Dee Settar

Department of Environment

Not applicable

Bruce Darner



Dominic DeLudos, Jr.

Industrial Superintendent


Application Pending

Maryland Environmental Service


Application Pending

Public at Large

Not Applicable

Nancy Hausrath

Municipal Government




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 or fax 410-537-3168.


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