Maine Rural Water Association is proposing the creation of a one-of-a-kind hands-on water and wastewater operator training academy. The facility is a former surface water treatment plant located in Winthrop. This unique opportunity would allow workers and employees to benefit from hands-on training as well as classroom instruction. To make the program a success, we hope to have participation from water and wastewater utilities from around the State. Your answers to this survey will help us to assess what we might be able to expect.

Some of these questions require SWAG - a "scientific wild ass guess!" Please give us your best judgment on these -- because your wild guess about your system is better than ours. We greatly appreciate your participation and your honest answers. This data will help us to better understand the sustainability of a hands on training academy.

Thank you very much for helping.