We have four Circuit Riders who each cover the entire state. Two positions are funded by USDA-Rural Development and two “State Circuit Riders” 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
Email: eric.dutrow@md-rwa.org

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

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

Rodney Marvin, State Circuit Rider
Email: rodney.marvin@md-rwa.org

On-site Technical Assistance Services

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