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 recent “EPA Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021 – 2024” Many sections pertain to wastewater and biosolids
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Attn: Sewage Notification, MassDEP, One Winter Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.
Click here to download the Draft Rules
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.
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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? – email@example.com
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.
NEIWPCC, MWWA, MAWEA, and OSHA Classes at Rick Alden Training Center Cancelled until further notice
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