The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District is currently seeking an Assistant Customer Service Technician. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties associated with the Customer Service and Distribution departments to install, maintain, and repair water supply systems, including service connections, water service piping and metering equipment in accordance with established practices and procedures as needed. May also respond to a variety of customer service inquiries.
This is an hourly position and offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, life insurance and paid holidays. A copy of the job description can be found on our website (kkw.org) or obtained at the District office at 92 Main Street, Kennebunk, Maine.
Interested applicants should submit an application and resume in person or by mail, fax or email until Friday, June 23, 2017to:
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District
Attn: Cindy Rounds
P.O. Box 88
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Fax: (207) 985-3102
The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our business office will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. If you have a water related emergency during this time period, please contact our treatment plant at 207-985-2362.
4/13/17: WE’RE BACK! Our office renovation project is now complete. We look forward to welcoming you back in our front office.
After ~20 years, KKW’s customer service office will be getting a facelift. On Monday, January 9th the customer service office will be temporarily relocated to a rear building at our 92 Main St location. This temporary office will be just around the back and to the left. Renovation work is expected to take two months.
UPDATE 4/17/2017: The District began the reintroduction of chloramines as a means of secondary disinfection to its water supply. The start-up is coordinated with the beginning of the District’s spring flushing program, which also began today. This coordination will help ensure an efficient system-wide conversion to chloramines. Customers nearest the Branch Brook Filtration Plant and in particular those from downtown Kennebunk and southerly into Wells should notice a reduction in chlorine taste and odor within a day or two. Most customers should notice the difference within a week or two. Any questions should be referred to the Filtration Plant, at 207-985-2362.
As recently announced in a WRITTEN NOTICE that was mailed to all of our customers, we will soon be changing our final step of water disinfection from the use of free chlorine to a combined form of chlorine, called chloramine. More specifically, the type of chloramine we will be utilizing is monochloramine. This method of water disinfection has been in use throughout the United States and the world for about 100 years. The written notice provided some information as to the reasons for the change and some answers to several frequently asked questions.
As stated in the notice, the primary reasons to return to the practice of using chloramines are to reduce the formation of disinfection by-products and to make our water compatible with that of our neighboring interconnected utilities. Along that line, it should be noted that along southern coastal Maine from York to Portland, we are the only water utility that does not utilize chloramination. Also, currently over 300,000 Maine residents are being served by water utilities that chloraminate, including Portland Water District (since 1938), Auburn Water District, Bangor Water District, Bath Water District, Brewer Water District, Maine Water Co. Biddeford & Saco Division, Lewiston Water Department, York Water District and eleven other water utilities.
In addition to the above, we feel that disinfecting our water with monochloramines will provide our customers with a safer and more aesthetically pleasing water than if we were to continue to disinfect it with free chlorine. In order to provide additional information for those who are more interested in the topic, we offer the following:
Due to a very recent scheduling change, our spring hydrant flushing program will be delayed for what is anticipated to be one week. If our current schedule stays on track, we will begin flushing on Monday, April 17.
Please join us in remembering David A. Sweet who passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. He proudly served the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District as Assistant Superintendent from 1971 to 1984 and Superintendent from 1984 to 2002. He will be sadly missed.
Please follow the links below for his obituary and service details: