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Maryland State Government Maryland Department of the Environment

Board of Waterworks and Waste System Operators

History, Charge and Term:

The Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators was created by statute in 1967 (Chapter 430, Acts of 1967). The Board establishes the education, experience and examination standards which must be satisfied by operators and superintendents of water and wastewater treatment systems in the State, and issues and renews certificates based upon these standards.

The Board consists of eleven members. The Governor appoints eight of the members with the advice of the Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), and the advice and consent of the State Senate. The Secretary of the Environment appoints the other three members.

The members appointed by the Governor serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. The members appointed by the Secretary of MDE serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.

Current Membership: 

Board Member


Term Expires

William Shreve

Chairman/ Wastewater Supervision


Joseph Haxton

Vice Chairman/Sanitary Commissions


Noelle Anuszkiewicz

County Government


Joseph Johnson

Waterworks Supervision


Russell Kelley

Public at Large

Not applicable

Dee Settar

Department of Environment

Not applicable

Hiram Tanner



Dominic DeLudos, Jr.

Industrial Superintendent


Jerry Wheeler

Maryland Environmental Service


James Stewart

Public at Large

Not Applicable

Nancy Hausrath

Municipal Government


Meeting Schedule:

The Board is scheduled to meet on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 10:00 am. and usually last for three to four hours.

Upcoming Vacancies:

Currently there is are no vacancies on the Board.  Interested parties should fill out this Curriculum Vitae sheet.    

MDE Contact:

MDE, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230, 410-537-3167, toll free in Maryland (800) 633-6101 ext. 3167 or fax 410-537-3168.

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