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The 2022 MAWEA golf outing was held on June 15th at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton MA.

Many thanks to the attendees and sponsors below for making this a successful event. Congratulations to all of the prize winners. We hope to see you all back next year!

Savy & Sons Veolia BETA Group NEIWPCC EST Associates, Inc. NE3inc Carlsen Systems Synagro Pride Environmental Arcadis RH White RH White Victaulic Flow Assessment Polydyne Upper Blackstone Clean Water
Green Mountain Pipeline Aaron & Associates Wright Pierce Hardwick Woodard & Curran Russell Resources Hall Pump Wellesley American Safety & Supply Delta Motor Weston & Sampson FW Webb Dewberry



The 2020 MAWEA golf outing was held on October 7th at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton MA. Many thanks to the sponsors below for making this a successful event.

Dukes Root Control  –  Synagro  –   Arcadis  –  Flow Assessment  –  Wright Pierce  –  NE3INC   Woodard & Curran  –  Brown & Caldwell  –  Tighe & Bond   –  Victaulic  –   Contest Labs          David F Sullivan & Associates  –  Aaron & Associates  –  Putnam Pipe  –  Hardwick WPCF    Oakson  –  WhiteWater  –  Amp Electrical  –  Flow Tech –  SUEZ  – Green Mountain Pipeline   Russell Resources

The MAWEA Golf Outing 2020
Ready to go…
Synagro is on the course
The Flow Assessment Team
Shooting for the green
The chef start the steaks
Players enjoying the steak dinner
Getting ready for the raffle
The after golf festivities
IPad winner is a happy camper.
Grand Prize winner with his 65″ Smart TV
Sinking a long putt at the MAWEA Golf Outing 2020
Kristen Dee and Nicolas Evans discuss the NEBRA Massachusetts Sludge Survey as their presentation for the final class of the Management Program
The graduating class of the 2019-2020 Management Training Class
Jennifer Licthensteiger discusses the agenda for the presentations at the last day of the Management Training Program
Wastewater Ski Posse at Stratton Mountain. Operators enjoy the slopes and camaraderie at the Annual Ski Classic. Thanks to Ray Bahr from Green Mountain Pipeline for organizing the event. Hope to see you there next year.
MAWEA Members enjoy the Operators Lunch @ the Annual NEWEA Conference in Boston
Paul Dombrowski from Woodard & Curran talking about Process Control at Bucklin Point
James Barsanti accepting the James J Courchaine Collection System Award
Westfield accepting the Asset Management Award
Westborough receives the EPA O & M Excellence Award – Great Job!
Program Presenters Edris Taher and Tim Loftus From Upper Blackstone and Jeff Murkowski from Fitchburg relaxing after their well received presentation at NEWEA 2020
Cheri Cousens and Richard Weare from GLSD with vendor Regina Hansen at the NEWEA Annual Conference
A Big turnout for a NEWEA Poo & Brew tour of the Westfield facility. MWPCA members present were Mike Williams from Holyoke, Quinn Lonczak and Laurie Goff from Chicopee, Sue Guswa from W & C, Mickey Nowak from the MAWEA, Chris Shea from Aqua Solutions, and others.
Jeff Gamelli from Westfield leads a NEWEA Poo & Brew tour of the Wesfield facility.
Jennifer Lichtensteiger (NEIWPCC and MWPCA BOD) helps to moderate the NEWEA Biosolids Conference.
Westfield MA Clean Water Staff
Influent, Primary Effluent, and Final Effluent at four facilities in Western MA
Karla Sangrey UBCW, Mark Johnson UBCW, Mickey Nowak MAWEA, Edris Taher UBCW, Joe Parker UBCW, Eric Gradner Operators Exchange Quonset RI, Denise Descheneau UBCW, and Winnie UBCW meet after a tour of the Upper Blackstone facility
Joe Parker for Upper Blackstone Clean Water discusses the operation of their sludge incinerator with RI Operator Exchange candidate Eric Gardner
MAWEA Board Member Ben Smith, RI Operator Exchange candidate Eric Gardner, and James Legg from Uxbridge discuss the upgrades going on while touring the Uxbridge facility.

Upper Blackstone Clean Water Lab Tech’s on the job. Nice job with the PPE Lab Tech’s! Protecting the environment and working safe.

UBCW Lab Tech Rick
UBCW Lab Tech Ornela
UBCW Lab Tech Jazmine
UBCW Lab Tech Devon
UBCW Lab Tech Cindy
UBCW Lab Tech Anju

On July 10th Professors Amy Muller (Northeastern), Nick Tooker (UMass), and PhD Student Candidate Wenjin Zhang conducted a workshop on “The Current State of Automation and Controls at New England WRRFs”. Many thanks to Upper Blackstone Clean Water, Uxbridge, Woodard & Curran, North Brookfield, Hach, Springfiled, GHD, and Westfield for participating. Look for published results in the future,

Participants discuss the state of process automation
Professor Amy Muller (Northeastern) goes over the workshop agenda
Edris Taher gives a presentation on the UBCW process control strategy

The Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program is sponsored by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Water Environment Association.   The current session includes twenty-two participants representing facilities from across the state.

The 2019 – 2020 Massachusetts Wastewater Management Class

Here’s the latest MAWEA member activities

On June 18th 60 golfers participated in the annual MAWEA Golf Classic at Shaker Hills golf Course in Harvard MA.

First Place