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Water Main Taps & Service Line Repairs - Ellsworth

Water Main Taps & Service Line Repairs - Ellsworth

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Former Ellsworth Water Department Office

12 Pump Station Point
Ellsworth, ME 04605
United States

Event Details

Class Description:

Operator 101:

  • New Service & Developments: all the work involved before you dig
  • 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).

Operator 201: Taps & Repairs

  • 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.

Class Fee: $120 Members | $160 Non-Members

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 4.0 TCHs for Water Operators
Maine DEP: 2.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators


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.


Andy Gilson - Circuit Rider (North), Maine Rural Water Association

Andy Gilson covers the northern part of the state. He can provide technical assistance, as well as valve and line location, leak detection, main repairs and disinfection. 


This session will be held at the former Ellsworth Water Department Office 

at 12 Pump Station Point, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Please arrive 15 minutes early (at 7:45am) so we can take attendance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions about registration, please contact our Training Department at (207) 737-4092 or

Individuals registered for one of MRWA’s training classes will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of cancellation at least five 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.