Collection Systems Committee
The Collection Systems Committee has three main goals, we:
- Share industry information
- Educate members/stakeholders on issues related to collection systems
- Research issues relating to wastewater collection systems
The Collection Systems Committee organizes and promotes programs for stimulating participation activities related to collection systems. The Committee provides a forum for the exchange of information on issues relating to collection systems operations, design, construction and management.
The Committee has recently developed two Task Forces: Non-Dispersibles Task Force and Preventative Maintenance/Technology Task Force. The committee is currently recruiting members for these subgroups. If you’re interested in joining a task force, contact the committee below.
Kara Johnston, Chair
Tom Loto, Vice Chair
What does the Collection Systems Committee do?
- Plan and host a Specialty Conference – every 2 years. Attendance is typically in excess of 120.
- Identify key issues in our industry that warrant special attention and develop solutions. For example, review and revision of MADEP I/I guidelines.
- Plan and host 2-3 technical sessions at the Annual Conference
- Plan and host technical sessions at other NEWEA conferences/meetings.
- Discuss and share knowledge about running collection systems
How often do we meet?
- Twice in person – including at the Annual Conference
- By conference call (6-8 per year)
- Subcommittees typically meet regularly, depending on the urgency of the goal
Why should you join us?
- To Share/Learn/Dissaminate Collection System knowledge
- Keep current with new trends and technology in our industry
- Network with peers from all parts of the industry
- Have fun!
See what we’ve accomplished.
- Worked with MADEP to review 1993 I/I guidelines and provide recommendations for revisions
- Worked with NEIWPCC on reviewing and updating Chapter 2 of the TR-16 Guides for the Deisgn of Wastewater Treatment Works
- Specialty Conference (Every two years) with over 120 attendees on average
- White Paper on FOG and Private Inflow