Water System Management
Laura Cummings, P.E., is the Authority's Executive Director and Chief Engineer. In that capacity, Ms. Cummings is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Authority and performs duties attendant to those roles and other such duties as assigned by the Members or those detailed in law. In addition to her credentials as a professional engineer, Ms. Cummings is a Licensed Water System Operator and Licensed Treatment Plant Operator.
Federal and State laws and regulations require professional management for today's modern water system. SMCMUA'S water system operation is under the direction of its Superintendent, Paul Kozakiewicz.
James Lengyel, Assistant Superintendent, is responsible for the performance of the four divisions within the operations group.
The Field Support and Construction Division provides supervision of Authority construction activities and handles mapping of the system as well as markouts for other utilities and construction work. Nicholas Quintavella supervises this division.
The Meters and Services Division headed by John Sandelli is responsible for the accurate meter readings of the Authority's 18,000 customers. Installation and repair of Automatic Meter Reading equipment and free in home audits of water usage are also part of the Meters and Services Division's day to day duties.
Repairs to water mains, installation and repairs of hydrants and leak detection of the 370 miles of water mains are a few of the duties of the Transmission and Distribution Division supervised by John Boudreau.
The operation of the Authority's wells, treatment plants and booster stations on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis are capably handled by the Treatment and Pumping Division supervised by Ken Crawford. This Division is also responsible for the maintenance of all Authority property.
Compliance with Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Regulations and the responsibility for other regulatory matters along with the operations of SMCMUA'S laboratory falls to Ken Crawford, Treatment and Pumping Supervisor and Regulatory Specialist.