Served Biddeford & Saco Division for 35 years!
(Saco, Maine) Earlier this summer, Wayne Picard retired from Maine Water Company after 35 years of serving the customers in the Biddeford and Saco area.
Picard joined what was at the time the Biddeford and Saco Water Company in April, 1981, working on the distribution crew. Over the years, Wayne has been promoted to various positions, and most recently has been an Engineering Project Coordinator, managing upgrades and capital projects to the Biddeford and Saco water system. Just since 2013, Picard has managed the $900,000 replacement of a critical booster station in Biddeford and the upgrade to the Industrial Park site in Saco to accommodate the relocation of the Maine Water home office employees to that building. He also managed two significant water replacement projects on West Street and Elm Street in Biddeford.
“In addition, Wayne’s most recent accomplishment was the oversight and management of the $2.5 million replacement of a finished water storage tank in Biddeford,” stated Judy Wallingford, President. “His no-nonsense, Maine Yankee, approach to these significant upgrades have been invaluable to the projects’ successful completion, and his historical knowledge of the entire water system will be sorely missed.”
Wayne and his wife, Sue, plan to stay in Biddeford and enjoy retirement, starting with an immediate fishing trip Downeast, followed by tackling the growing “Honey Do” list.
A celebration was held in Wayne’s honor at the company’s Saco office on May 19th. Wallingford stated “It has been an honor to work with Wayne, and I thank him for his many years of service, dedication and loyalty. We will miss him, but we wish Wayne the very best in retirement.”