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Emerson "Jim" Marvel   Marvel Water Solutions LLC


  • 1986 -2005  Superintendent Woonsocket Water Division   Woonsocket, RI

Management of the operations of a regulated public utility supplying drinking water to 46,000 people. This includes supervision of Watersheds and Source of Supply, Treatment, Transmission and Distribution, Metering, Billing and Customer Service. Completed and instituted Watershed Protection Plans, Water Supply Management Plan, Emergency Response Plan, State and Federal Regulatory Compliance, Meter Change Out Program and AMR, Rate Filings, Capital Improvement Programs, and Construction Projects Totaling Thirty Million Dollars. Provide expert testimony in Rhode Island Superior Court and the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission

  • 1977 - 1986  Chemist Woonsocket Water Division   Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Responsible for supervision of the Water Quality Laboratory, Water Treatment Plant Process Control, Water Quality Monitoring in the Watersheds and Distribution System

  • 1975 – 1977  Bacteriologist Providence Water Supply Board   Providence, Rhode Island      

Bacteriological and chemical analysis in a water quality laboratory. Monitoring water quality in reservoirs, tributaries, treatment processes, and the distribution system.


  •  Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin BS  1970 - 1974 

  •  Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island MBA  1988         


  • Class 4 Drinking Water Treatment Operator Certification - Rhode Island

  • Class 4 Drinking Water Distribution Operator Certification

Professional Memberships

  • Rhode Island Water Works Association (Past President)

  • New England Water Works Association (Past President)

  • American Water Works Association (Past New England Section Chair)

Additional Professional Activities

  • Rhode Island Board of Certification of Drinking Water Operators (Past Chair)
  • Water Supply Policies For Rhode Island Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Stakeholders Committee on Water Supply Management
  • State Of Rhode Island Water Supply Emergency Response Committee
  • Rhode Island Public Drinking Water Supply Advisory Council
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on the Pawtucket Water Crisis
  • New England Water Works Association Safety Committee (Vice Chair)
  • New England Water Works Association Surface Water Committee.


  • Operator’s Meritorious Service Award (1993) Awarded by the American Water Works Association for consistent and outstanding service in providing a quality water supply to the public

  • Water Works Leadership Award (1997) Awarded by the New England Water Works Association for contributions to the advancement of excellence in the water works profession.



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