NMCC to begin water treatment technology program in fall

March 7, 2018

Starting in fall 2018, Northern Maine Community College will offer a new program for students interested in pursuing careers in the field of water treatment technology.

The college’s water treatment technology program, the only such program in Maine, will fulfill a great workforce need both in Aroostook County and the state, according to instructor John Belyea.

“There are a lot of drinking water and wastewater operators who are retiring and the state is looking for younger people to fill these positions,” Belyea said. “There hasn’t been a college-level water treatment technology program in the state since the mid-80s, so we’re hoping to close that gap.”