We have three Circuit Riders who each cover the entire state. Two positions are funded by USDA-Rural Development and one “State Circuit Rider” by MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment).

The primary objective of Circuit Rider program is for the Circuit Rider to work alongside the rural system officials and operators to show them how to solve their problems with drinking water treatment and water distribution systems. They are able to provide assistance in the following areas: operations, maintenance, treatment, compliance, construction, financial management, general management, security, loan and grant applications, and Board training.

They may assist on site in detecting leaks, restoration of damaged systems, and advising on water treatment issues.

Our Circuit Riders are:

Eric Dutrow, Circuit Rider
443-750-1037
Email: eric.dutrow@md-rwa.org

Mark Davis, Circuit Rider
410-808-0287
Email: mark.davis@md-rwa.org

Scott DeLude, State Circuit Rider
410-808-0295
Email: scott.delude@md-rwa.org

On-site Technical Assistance Services

  • Vulnerability Assessments/Emergency Response Plans
  • Pressure Flow Tester
  • Turbidity Meter
  • Wellhead Protection
  • Lab Procedure
  • Record Keeping
  • Consumer Confidence Reports
  • Treatment Plant Issues
  • Leak Detection / Line Location
  • Leak Correlation
  • Hydrant Flushing & Other Maintenance
  • Water Audits
  • Funding Sources & Applications Assistance
  • Operations Problems Correction
  • Security
  • Compliance w/ Regulations
  • 1 on 1 Training / Teaching