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New England Interstate Water Pollution Control CommissionSince 1947, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission has been a leader in the fight for clean water. As a not-for-profit interstate agency, NEIWPCC serves and assists its member states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont—in many ways: by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation among the states, educating the public about key water quality issues, supporting research projects, training environmental professionals, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.


The mission of the Maine Water Environment Association is to promote professional environmental management practices to protect and improve the waters and related environments of the State of Maine.

The mission of the Maine Water Utilities Association is to represent the water works professional membership in advocating safe drinking water through education, legislation, policy and networking.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services oversees training for Drinking Water Operator license renewal credit. Many of the continuing education topics offered for personnel who work in Maine’s water pollution control facilities are also relevant to drinking water applications. These topics received training contact hour (TCH) approval from the Maine Board of Licensure of Water System Operators. Training topics cover process control, laboratory analysis, infrastructure, maintenance and regulatory issues. Classes are scheduled in locations throughout Maine and published on JETCC’s Spring and Fall training calendars. Training certificates are awarded to participants after successful completion of each session.

The Maine DEP Non Point Source Training Center (NPSTC) The Maine DEP Non Point Source Training Center (NPSTC) develops and produces training courses in erosion control practices, and watershed protection. It also administers a voluntary certification program for contractors who participate in the erosion control courses. Through a contract with Maine Department of Environmental Protection JETCC receives and processes the registrations for these courses and also provides a range of other administrative services. To publicize these events, the Non-Point Source Training Center distributes two newsletters with training schedules each year plus periodic flyers. Participants in these classes include excavation contractors, consultants, Code Enforcement Officers, Professional Engineers, landscape designers, septic system installers, homeowners, as well as personnel working on erosion control, road maintenance and stormwater management plans.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services The mission of the Subsurface Wastewater Program is to minimize health and safety hazards associated with improperly installed subsurface waste water disposal systems. Maine is a predominantly rural state, and relies heavily on decentralized sewage disposal facilities for disposal of human waste, i.e., onsite sewage disposal systems. The State of Maine has regulated onsite sewage disposal since 1926, to varying degrees. Over the years, the Maine State Plumbing Code, Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules (Rules) in their various iterations have been promulgated by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MCDCP) and its antecedents.

Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) is a clearinghouse of conservation information, services and products for citizens of Cumberland County facing the challenges of soil and water pollution, land development, wildlife habitat and flood mitigation.