For Immediate Release
October 9, 2020
Contact: Richard Cromwell, Assistant City Manager
Amanda Smith to be Named New Director of Water Quality Management for the City of Bangor
BANGOR, MAINE – The City of Bangor has offered the position of Director of Water Quality Management to Amanda Smith, following an extensive job search. Smith has served as Acting Director of Water Quality Management since September 13, 2019, and as Assistant Director of Water Quality since July 9, 2018. She has worked for the City of Bangor since 2015. Smith’s appointment is scheduled to be approved by Bangor City Council at its regular meeting on October 14, 2020.
As Director of Water Quality Management, Smith will supervise the daily operations and personnel at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer. Smith is responsible for the planning, directing, and oversight of the Sewer Department. She will work closely with the City Manager, City Council, department and division heads, city employees, and the public, as well as state, county, and local officials.
The City of Bangor’s Sewer Fund provides a safe and economical means for the conveyance and treatment of residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater, protecting the quality of the surface waters of the City, the state of Maine, and beyond. The City is responsible for maintaining the sewer system that brings wastewater to the treatment plant. This includes periodic inspection, cleaning, and repair of the system to ensure that wastewater moves freely and blockages are avoided. The wastewater treatment plant is a state-of-the-art facility that utilizes the latest in today’s treatment technologies to ensure that water discharged to the Penobscot River meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements.
Smith will replace Andy Rudzinski, who served the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant since 1992.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.