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MAWEA Quarterly Meeting – PFAS March 18, 2021 10 AM to 12:30 PM
The MA DEP has started a conversation with stakeholders on establishing limits for wastewater biosolids / sludge. The first call was in September 2020 and the next call is to be scheduled. New NPDES permits include PFAS testing for wastewater influent, effluent, and biosolids. Acceptance Of Suitability (AOS) land appliers of biosolid products are already testing for PFAS compounds. PFAS have been found in some biosolids. If PFAS are present in household sewage or industrial wastewater, they can make their way to the wastewater treatment plant. From there they can concentrate during the production of biosolids / sludge. Some biosolids have been sampled across the United States for PFAS. Limits on PFAS compounds in biosolids will have a profound impact on how biosolids / sludge will be disposed of in the future and will directly or indirectly affect your facility. The best way to be prepared for these changes is to be informed.
MAWEA is pleased to announce PFAS IN Wastewater Training on March 18, 2021 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM 2.5 TCH’s will be given for attendance
This Meeting will be Virtual

9:50—10:00 AM Login
Charles Tyler (MAWEA) – MAWEA and NEWEA News And ActivitiesJohn Murphy (MA DEP) – Certification, Testing, and Renewal NewsJennifer Lichtensteiger – (NEIWPCC) Training News And An Explanation Of The Online Training Platform
Technical Presentations
Christina Stringer, NEIWPCC – PFAS BasicsSydney Adams, UNH -Testing for PFAS at WWTP’sEnthalpy Analytical -Testing Methods & Procedures at PPT levelsJanine Burke Wells, NEBRA – Latest New England PFAS News
12:30 PM Adjournment
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If you would like to have more than one person share the screen, and receive TCH’s please download the flyer and follow the instructions. One person MUST register at the GoToTraining link above. Others at the facility can “share the screen” by filling out page 2 of the flyer. The Chief Operator must certify attendance by those that share the screen to receive TCH’s. If you need to use a purchase order or pay by check, let us know at and we will accommodate you.

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