Connecticut Water Service, Inc., the parent of Maine Water, announced that its board of directors has promoted four current executives to key positions within the company. The individuals, selected from the existing Connecticut Water team, have extensive experience in their respective areas and will maintain the local management and priorities for serving customers and communities.
BIDDEFORD, Maine – November 7, 2019 – Biddeford Middle School (BMS) students and staff now have access to water bottle filling stations thanks to two significant donations from Maine Water Company and Let’s Go! York County in partnership with Southern Maine Health Care. Over the summer, the units were purchased at cost and installed in-kind by Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating.
"These units are quite costly," said Director of Community Outreach and Development Karen Chasse. "We are extremely grateful for the donors’ contributions and the BMS Wellness Team for leading this effort to improve healthy choices among our students and staff."
Maine Water recently hosted 65 students from Millinocket’s Granite Street School and Katahdin Christian Academy for a tour of the company’s drinking water treatment facility. The tour was offered as part of an open house that was open to the public and held in conjunction with an international initiative called Imagine a Day Without Water. The tours “flowed” efficiently and covered many areas related to drinking water treatment and testing, such as:
- The computer systems that allow Maine Water licensed and certified drinking water treatment plant operators to monitor treatment operations.
- Up close look at the treatment system and how it works.
- The laboratory where they learned about water quality and bacteria testing, which is how technicians ensure the water produced by the facility is safe and clean.
A team of a dozen Maine Water employees recently worked together with Coastal Mountains Land Trust staff on the Round the Mountain Trail to clear brush and small trees on Hope Street at the parking area for the trail as well as along the section of trail currently under construction.. The work will allow hikers, cross country skiers, snow shoe enthusiasts and bikers to pass in the winter safely when the branches are weighted down with snow.
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) (“SJW Group”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Connecticut Water Service, Inc., has selected Maureen P. Westbrook to become president of Connecticut Water Service effective Dec. 1, 2019. Connecticut Water Service comprises SJW Group’s New England region and provides water service to a population of nearly 450,000 in 80 communities in Connecticut and Maine through its operating utility companies Connecticut Water, Avon Water, Heritage Village and Maine Water. Westbrook will be the president of the Connecticut utilities, and Rick Knowlton will continue to serve as president of Maine Water.
Maine Water Company is pleased to announce that Mark A. Vannoy, P.E. will be serving as the company’s Director of Administrative Services. Vannoy, served on the Maine Public Utilities Commission from 2012-2019, serving as Chairman since 2014.