From Wastewater to Clean Water—The Portland Water District works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year keeping our region’s water clean, safe and healthy. At this very moment, millions of gallons of wastewater are being recycled through PWD’s four treatment facilities before flowing safely back into our environment. As part of our recent permit renewal at the East End Treatment Plant, we have committed to an adaptive management approach to reduce the nitrogen levels in our plant effluent while we continue to manage high flow events associated with wet weather. Through this effort, we help to reduce combined sewer overflow volumes in Portland by 50%.
Join us on Thursday, June 21st to learn more about the East End WWTF followed by networking at Rising Tide Brewing Company in Portland, ME. Co-sponsored by MEWEA
Join us on Monday, June 25th for a one-day specialty conference on industrial wastewater and a tour of Red Hook’s onsite treatment plant.
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Current Committee Members!
You’re invited to a Committee Member Appreciation Event on Thursday, July 26th from 4-9pm (rain or shine)!
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Calling all Homebrewers!
With the goal of bringing NEWEA members even closer to the source waters that we strive to protect, NEWEA is seeking homebrewers for our first annual Pints Against Pollution event. This friendly competition will challenge each brewer to create an original beer using local water supplies for sharing at the NEWEA Committee Appreciation Event on July 26, 2018.
The NEWEA Water Reuse Committee is pleased to present a conference on Friday, August 10th, highlighting successful water resuse projects in the northeast and the evolving regulatory environment relating to reuse. This one-day conference will include a tour of New England’s largest water reuse facility at the University of Connecticut’s campus in Storrs.
Please join us for this informative meeting and learn about how water reuse is becoming more common in relevant in the “water rich” northeast.
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Join the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) for a Teacher (K-12) and Public Outreach Training at the MWRA’s Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Winthrop, MA this summer.
Participate in a treatment plant tour and activity. Learn about NEWEA classroom presentations. Engage in a hands-on World Water Monitoring Challenge workshop that you can repeat with your own students! You can even schedule a treatment plant tour for your class for the 2018 – 19 school year while you’re there.
Lunch and professional development points provided.
Announcing… the New England Regional Pretreatment Coordinators Association (NERPCA) and EPA New England will be hosting the 20th Annual New England Industrial Pretreatment Coordinators Workshop in Lowell, MA on October 24-25, 2018.
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