Plant Operations Committee

The Plant Operations Committee has two main goals, we:

  1. Serve as an educational and networking resource to treatment plant operations members
  2. Sponsor technical sessions at the Annual Conference and Spring Meeting on issues including treatment process technologies, regulation, and permitting

The Plant Operations Committee coordinates the plant operations-orientated activities including operator training programs and the New England Operator Exchange Program. In addition, the Committee monitors and reports on the development of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations which may affect operators and their operations (in coordination with the Government Affairs Committee).  Join us today! Apply online >>

Attention Operators!  Each state has its own training and certification requirements for water and wastewater operations personnel. Please refer to the professional development page to see the contact for your state.

Contact Info

Thomas Hazlett, Chair
Phone: 781-251-0200

John Adie, Vice Chair
Phone: 603-271-2586


What does the Plant Operations Committee do?

  • Organizes the Operator Exchange
  • Reviews abstracts and sponsors Technical Sessions for the Annual Conference and Spring Meeting
  • Sets up Specialty Conferences and Facility Tours
  • Organizes the Operator Innovation Session at the Annual Conference
  • Recommends a candidate for the Hatfield award to the Awards Committee

How often do we meet?

  • At the Annual Conference
  • Conference calls for Abstract Reviews

Why should you join us?

  • Interested in plant operations issues
  • Interested in helping fellow plant operations members
  • Energetic
  • Willing to contribute time and energy to further our purpose
  • Enjoy working with other to accomplish goals

See what we’ve accomplished.

  • Plant Ops Co-Sponsored a Specialty Conference with the Small Community Committee
  • We held a tour at the newly upgraded Mattabassett District Facility