Caribou Utilities District

Caribou Utilities District
P.O. Box 879
176 Limestone Street
Caribou, Maine 04736

Hugh Kirkpatrick, General Manager
Phone: (207) 496-0911
Fax: (207) 496-0921
E-mail: Utilities District

Board of Trustees

The Caribou Utilities District (CUD) Board of Trustees consists of a five person Board appointed by the City Council for a term of three years. The Board holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6PM in the Caribou City Council Chambers at the Municipal Office on High Street. Board Meetings are open to the public and your participation is encouraged.

  • Gary Aiken
  • David Martin
  • Jay Kamm
  • David Belyea
  • Phil McDonough II

Our History

The Caribou Waterworks was first established in 1889 as The Caribou Water, Light and Power Company. In 1943 the power generation assets were sold to Maine Public Service Company and the Waterworks was acquired by General Waterworks Corporation of Philadelphia, Pa. In 1989 the Caribou Utilities District (CUD) purchased the Caribou Waterworks Corporation adding a water treatment and distribution system to the District. The filter plant was built in 1941 and was updated in 1971. Since then several other improvements have been made to the facility to comply with more stringent water quality standards. In 2006 a new water groundwater supply will be added to the District facilities.

The Caribou Utilities District (CUD) was organized in 1945 to take over the assets of the Caribou Sewer Company and to manage wastewater functions for the City of Caribou. In 1960, a primary treatment plant was constructed at 176 Limestone Street to treat wastewater prior to discharge to the Aroostook River. Significant industrial loadings were added to the CUD facilities from local potato processing plants. In order to provide an improved effluent quality, The Charles D. Hatch Treatment Facility was constructed in 1983 near Grimes Mills on the Aroostook River, some 2 1/2 miles down river from the primary plant. Three aerated lagoons totaling 36 million gallons were constructed along with disinfection facilities. Periodic improvements have been added to improve treatment and to comply with more stringent water quality standards.

The Caribou Utilities District is an independent, quasi-municipal organization providing vital public health and safety services to 1,800 customers in the City of Caribou, Maine. We are currently seeking a Water SupervisorMarketing-Grant Writer-Public Information OfficerUtility Construction Foreman, and a Water/Wastewater Technician. Successful applicants will learn the operational aspects of a municipal water distribution and treatment system and a wastewater collection and treatment system. Job descriptions are below.

The persons selected will possess the ability and desire to rapidly achieve understanding or proper licensing and become fluent in critical processes and systems. Certain physical capabilities are required as is a mechanical and technical aptitude. Must have a high school diploma and meaningful work experience. CDL, post-secondary education in environmental science, business administration, marketing, public administration, industrial electronics or mechanical and electrical trades is preferred. Computer and writing skills are desirable. A competitive hourly wage and an attractive benefits package are available. References, background check, pre-employment physical and illegal substance testing may be required.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume and (3) references through indeed.com, mail to the Caribou Utilities District, P.O. Box 879, Caribou, Maine 04736 or email to cud@gwi.net to be considered for employment. For more detailed job descriptions, please contact the Caribou Utilities District at cud@gwi.net or indeed.com. These positions will remain available until qualified persons are hired.  The Caribou Utilities District is an equal opportunity employer.