The NEWEA Collection Systems Committees held a Specialty Conference on September 10, 2017 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA. Over 130 professionals from across the region participated in the event. The participants included consulting engineering firms, management and operations teams from multiple municipalities, water/wastewater equipment manufacturers and reps, and NEWEA Management and staff.
The presentations focused on two critical operation and maintenance topics namely Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) and Inflow and Infiltration (I/I).
Special thanks to James Courchaine, for his keynote presentation with poignant lessons learned that dovetailed effectively with the subsequent presentations. Thank you as well to Jenn Lachmayr, NEWEA Vice President and Peter Garvey, Collections Systems Committee Chair for their opening remarks. Thank you to the moderators, presenters, exhibitors and volunteers.