“The Object of this Association shall be the advancement of knowledge of design, construction, operation, and management of sewage works and the encouragement of a friendly exchange of information and experience.”
Those words are from Article II of the Constitution of the New England Sewage Works Association, formalized on April 23, 1929. That meeting to organize the New England Sewage Works Association was held at the Bond Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut, on April 23, 1929.
Over 80 years of Association Presidents to date have led NEWEA and its members to continued success and achievement as a highly credible organization.
As then-President Dennis L. Keschl (President 1988-1989) wrote in his President’s message in 1989, “Our accomplishments over the years reveal a history of continuing success under a strong, capable leadership. We have made tremendous strides, building on a solid foundation of previous decades’ accomplishments.” This message rings true today.
The continued success of NEWEA lies in the continuity of dedication that began with the group of eight founders, and the 40 men who signed on as Charter Members in 1929”. Today, with over 2100 dedicated members, this Association is evidence our founders knew exactly what was needed to preserve, protect and manage New England’s water environment for years to come.