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Patrick Desrosiers has been the Financial Manager at the York Water District since 2017. Before joining the District, Patrick worked as a Financial Analyst for Portland Water District in Portland, Maine, as well as other various accounting and finance related jobs prior to his time there. Patrick has a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

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Don Neumann is the fourth superintendent in the history of York Water District. In 1979, beginning as a laborer at 18 years old, he worked his way through the ranks of the district reaching his current position in 2005. He has spent his career working to make the district the best it can be, and an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. Following the path of his predecessor the late David Michniewicz, Don has played a major part in enhancing the reliable, high-quality water treatment and distribution system that serves residents of York. He has pushed for aggressive water main replacement and flushing programs while simultaneously keeping costs down for ratepayers. Don has a proactive and considerate attitude that carries through all the water district’s operations. He currently holds Maine class 4 operator licenses for Treatment and Distribution. Don enjoys cooking on his Blackstone, striper fishing and spending time with his family.


Zachariah Mein became the Resource Protection Manager at York Water District in March of 2023. With a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Paul Smith’s College, 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserve, and 7 years as a water treatment plant operator he has a wide range of experiences and knowledge to pull from. He is using his understanding of new software programs to streamline the process of the resource protection office while leaning on his science background to make the watershed into the best version it can be balancing ecosystem, water quality, and recreation management. As an avid outdoorsman, Zach spends most of his free time doing photography, diving, and hiking with his family.


Noah Emery began his career with York Water District as a member of the meter department in 2004 after achieving a B.S. degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Maine, Orono.  While working to build his knowledge of the water distribution system, Noah was selected to train as a treatment plant operator at the district’s Josiah Chase Water Filtration Plant.  For nine years he worked in a dual role as a member of both treatment and distribution teams before fully transitioning to the treatment plant division in 2013.  Noah continued to progress upward over the years until he reached his current position of Treatment Plant Manager. He has also been a permanent member of the district safety committee his entire tenure, which he has led since 2015. He currently holds Maine class 4 operator licenses for Treatment and Distribution. Outside of work Noah enjoys spending time with family, hiking and kayaking, and checking items off the never-ending home improvement list.

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