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Water Operator Exam Roundtable and Tabletop Exercises - Session B

Water Operator Exam Roundtable and Tabletop Exercises - Session B

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT) to Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Class Description:

Statistically, people remember: 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, 50% of what they see and hear, 70% of what they say and write, and 90% of what they do.

This 4-session course is designed as roundtable discussions, each session looks at topics pertinent to the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-To-Know Criteria.  Participants learn from their peers, as well as MRWA instructors, while engaging operators to explore essential job tasks and supporting knowledge through hands-on practice and instruction. The course examines the exam content outline at the appropriate job task complexity level through instructor-led discussions, practice exams, and activities. 

All registered attendees will have access to the MRWA’s On-Demand VSWS Water Operator Certification Prep Course to complete before the first roundtable discussion (15 hours TCH).

This is a four session course!

Sessions are Tuesday April 11th, Tuesday April 18th, Tuesday May 2nd, and Tuesday May 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Class Fee: FREE (sponsored by the US EPA)

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 24.0 TCHs for Water Operators


Matt Demers - Director of Contract Utility Services

Matthew Demers has over 20 years of experience in treatment, maintenance, operations, construction, and management of water and wastewater utilities. He currently holds his Grade 4 Water Treatment and Distribution licenses. When not working, Matt enjoys time with his family, teaching martial arts, and is the Chief of the Milo Fire Department.  Matt is also the staff contact for the Maine WARN.

Shaun Yeatts – Director of Operations

Shaun oversees MRWA’s Federal Water Circuit Rider, Wastewater Circuit Rider, Source Water Protection, EPA, and State Water Quality Specialist Programs. He studied Political Science at the University of Vermont, holds Class 4 Water Distribution and Water Treatment licenses, and attained Utility Management Certification through the National Rural Water Association. Prior to moving to Maine, he was Superintendent of a municipal water system in Vermont. In Maine, his primary focus was non-revenue water loss, and he has conducted leak detection across many municipal water systems throughout the state.


This session will be held at the Limestone Fire Department at 
155 Main St, Limestone, ME 04750

Please arrive 15 minutes early (at 9:45am) so we can take attendance and bring your own lunch (discussions will continue through lunch break).

We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions about registration, please contact our Marketing Manager, Amanda Brill, via (207) 737-4092 ex. 423 or

For questions about session details, please contact our Education Director, Andrew Snowman, via (207) 530-6073 or

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.