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Water Main Taps and Service Line Repairs

Water Main Taps and Service Line Repairs

Thursday, October 20, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details


Service Line Taps: Learn the proper techniques and methods of tapping water mains on a variety of pipe materials (i.e. HDPE, Ductile Iron, PVC).

Service Line Repairs: Learn proper installation/ repair methods and tools.

Water Main Repairs: Develop an awareness of the methods and materials to address a variety of situations; and review couplings and saddles.

Pump and Power Equipment: Learn in field use and repair of pumps and pipe saws.

Note: Attendees are required to, at a minimum, follow their utility's Work Zone Safety protocol during the hands-on section of the training. Please wear appropriate protective attire and bring any other safety accessories needed for the essence of this type of training. 

Fee: $120 Members | $150 Non-Members

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 4 TCH for Water Operators (125-2022)
Maine DEP: 2 TCH for Wastewater Operators (MRWA-698-W-2)


Chris Cossette - Superintendent, Wiscasset Water District
Chris has served as the Wiscasset Water District's Superintendent since 2004.  Under his leadership, the utility has made continual progress through constant operational evaluation of the system and creation of benchmarks for operational efficiencies.   Chris is also one of the founding members of the Five Rivers Regional Water Council.   


Pete Gautreau - Circuit Rider (South), Maine Rural Water Association
Pete covers the southern part of the state. He can provide technical assistance, as well as, valve and line location, leak detection, main repairs and disinfection. Pete comes to us from Rumford Water District. He has over thirty years of experience as a water system operator. When not at work, you will most likely find him on two wheels - on either his bicycle or motorcycle riding the back roads.


Class will be held at Paris Utility District. Please see address above.

For questions, please contact the Training Department via (207) 737-4092

CANCELLATION POLICY: Individuals registered for one of MRWA’s training classes or seminars will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of cancellation at least five (5) business days prior to the class. Anyone contacting MRWA to cancel enrollment in a class will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact us at 207-737-4092 as soon as possible.