Collection Systems Committee

The Collection Systems Committee has three main goals, we:

  1. Share industry information
  2. Educate members and stakeholders on issues related to collection systems
  3. Research a wide range of 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.

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Contact Info

Peter Garvey, Chair
Phone: 617-695-3400

Scott Lander, Vice Chair
Phone: 978-837-7717


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.

How often do we meet?

  • At the Annual Conference
  • By conference call (on average once per quarter)
  • Subcommittees typically meet regularly, depending on the urgency of the goal

Why should you join us?

  • 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