I am Tom Anthony the Village of Mattawan’s Public Works Superintendent for the last 19 years and as of the end of the Michigan Rural Water Conference in March of 2017 I was elected the new Michigan Rural Water Board President. I have been in the Water and Sewer industry for 28 years and have had the opportunity to work in Surface Water Treatment, Well Water Treatment, Distribution and Sanitary Collection Systems. I currently hold an S1, D2 and F3 State Certifications. Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA) is made up of communities in Michigan with a population under 10,000 with at least a water system. The goal of MRWA is to help train and mentor community system operators and also keep community leaders informed of pending legislation and rule changes that will affect their water and sewer operations.
In Mattawan we are a Public Works Department of 4 that maintains 21 miles of road, 2 iron removal water plants, distribution system, sewer collection with 7 lift stations, parks and building and grounds.