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MAWEA Quarterly Meeting

Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire St Mansfield MA 02048 – Dec 8, 2021 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Followed by Lunch


Saving Money While Saving the Planet: Implementing Massachusetts’ Carbon Neutral Goals at Your Facility

Senate Bill 9 An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy was signed into law on March 26th. The law commits Massachusetts to achieve Net Zero emissions in 2050 and establishes interim carbon reduction goals of no less than 50% for 2030, and no less than 75% for 2040. 

 Meh, you say. What can I do?

 Well, to put it bluntly, wastewater treatment operators have absolutely HUGE roles to play in meeting this target. For many communities, the wastewater plant is the largest energy user owned by the public – the savings possible at your plants are the equivalent of entire neighborhoods’ energy footprints. Even better, you can save your organization a substantial amount of money in the process. 

Join us for a morning of interactive discussion on reducing the energy footprint of wastewater treatment and collection systems. We will cover topics such as:

 Techniques to reduce your footprint 5%, 10%, and even more through low- and no-cost operational changes within subsystems found in most wastewater plants 

Some quick checks you can do to identify savings opportunities

Quantifying energy, cost, and GHG savings

How your local electricity and gas providers can help you out

How you can reduce your dependence on grants, bonds, and loans when making improvements to your facility

Presenters will include representatives from Eversource, National Grid, Cascade Energy, US EPA, and NORESCO.  

*We will follow the Town Of Mansfield’s COVID Protocol at the day of the meeting. *

Download the Meeting Flyer Here

Download the recent “EPA Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021 – 2024” Many sections pertain to wastewater and biosolids

View pictures of the Massachusetts Operations Challenge Team “Mass Chaos” competing at WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago

An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage Pollution in Public Waters Draft Rules Are Out!

The Public Meetings were held on OCT 27th and the recordings of the meetings will be on the MA DEP website soon. MassDEP will accept written comments until 5:00 PM on November 8, 2021. Written comments must be submitted by email to massdep.npdes@mass.gov or by mail to: Attn: Sewage Notification, MassDEP, One Winter Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.
Click here to download the Draft Rules

Click here to download a PowerPoint on the new regulations

The MAWEA Summer Newsletter Is Out! Click Here To Download

There are a lot of great articles – An overview of the Upper Blackstone Clean Water facility by Tim Loftus and Karla Sangrey, an interesting Process Control article by Dr. Eric Wahlberg, Chris Caron has written a comprehensive Confined Space article, there’s some information on various biosolids projects, Operator News, NEIWPCC News, and many other articles. Oh! ….. and don’t forget about that article on brewery wastes. Hardcopies will be mailed out to facilities but the digital version is available now. The digital version has many hyperlinks that provide additional information.

A recent letter sent to the MA Legislature in support of funding for water and wastewater projects using ARPA funds

A recent letter sent to MA DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg concerning biosolids disposal for MA facilities

PFAS Testing on MA Rivers Study- Click here to download

PFAS and Biosolids Disposal Costs Study – Click here to download

The Spring Newsletter Is Here – Click to download!

Join your fellow clean water professionals at the annual MAWEA Golf Outing on June 16th at the Heritage Country Club 85 Sampson Rd Charlton, MA (Next to Tree House Brewery) Click here to download the flyer

Pay for the Golf Outing Online @ mawea.org – Click on “Pay with a credit or debit card” on Home Page

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Want to join MAWEA? Download the application form here. New members can join now and their membership is valid through June 30, 2022.

MAWEA Membership Renewal Period Now Underway

Thanks to everyone that has already renewed their July 2020 to June 2021 memberships. We appreciate your support. If you want to renew for the July 2021 to June 2022 you can download a renewal application here – 2021 – 2022 Membership Application Questions? – mawea1965@yahoo.com

Training Opportunities:
NEIWPCC Training Calendar
WaterOperator.org Training Calendar
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The Winter 2021 Newsletter is Out! Click Here to Download

The Fall 2020 Newsletter is Out! Click Here to Download

The Summer 2020 Newsletter Is Out! Download Here

A special thanks to our newsletter advertisers – Tighe & Bond, FR Mahony, Wright Pierce, Industrial Pump, Statewide Aquastore, SUEZ, ProfessorWastewater.com, Williamson NE, and Aqua Solutions – we appreciate your support. There are some great articles (thank you authors!) and MAWEA news that you will find interesting.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Statements on COVID-19 and Wastewater

MassDEP COVID-19 resources for water suppliers and wastewater operators – Includes MA DEP and US EPA Contact List

NEIWPCC, MWWA, MAWEA, and OSHA Classes at Rick Alden Training Center Cancelled until further notice

Renew your MAWEA Membership, join the MAWEA, or register and pay for a Quarterly Meeting online – Click Here. We use Square to process credit cards on a secure website. If any of your contact or employer information has changed please notify us by email.

Great Recruiting From SUEZ
Great Recruiting Video from Saco, Maine
Springfield MA Centrifuges
Westfield Video of NEWEA Tour, Jeff Gamelli is the Speaker
Uxbridge Video (Pre Upgrade)
Great PFAS Video

Uxbridge Wastewater Upgrade Video On Vimeo

MAWEA Members In The News!

Charles River PCD In The News!

MA Licensed WW Operator Search Tool

MA State Regulations for Wastewater Facilities and Operators

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