WEF Launches New Series of Training Resources for Operators

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation has released a line of training tools to equip operators with 21st century wastewater treatment methods and practices. The series helps prepare operators for the first three levels of certification examinations and qualify for continuing education credits (CEUs). The first publication in the series, Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I: […]

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Do you have a SAFETY goal? Part 2

Continuing from the article that posted on May 5, 2018 Safety is an important aspect of any job, something that needs raised awareness and promotion. One of the most effective ways to promote safety within any work place is to continually keep safety at the forefront by reminding employees that by working safely you can […]

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Deer Island 2018 Teacher Training Workshop

The NEWEA Public Education Committee hosted a Teacher Training Workshop on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at MWRA’s Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. About 40 elementary and high school teachers participated in the event which included a tour of Deer Island, a presentation on the NEWEA school program with watershed and floodplain model demonstrations, a workshop […]

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NEWEA’s Young Professionals Give Back

On June 2, 2018, the Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) partnered with the New England Water Environment Association and The Common Fence Point Association to create a rain garden at the Common Fence Point Community Hall in Portsmouth, RI. The rain garden was constructed in one day with help from over 40 people. The project […]

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2018 Committee Member Appreciation Recap

It may have been a rainy day, but the sun started shining just in time for the 30th Annual NEWEA Committee Member Appreciation Event held at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA on July 26th! All committee members were invited to come out and celebrate their hard work throughout the year by playing harder. This year’s […]

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Member Profile: Rachel Watson, Microconstituents Committee Chair

Rachel Watson, Microconstituents Committee Chair Rachel Watson is the chair of NEWEA’s Microconstituents Committee along with being a member of both the Government Affairs and Young Professionals Committees. Being a relatively new member of NEWEA and New Englander doesn’t stop Rachel from diving head first, bring exciting ideas and goals to the organization Though a relatively […]

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NGICP Exam Training and Exam Registration

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Successful implementation of green infrastructure requires access to adequately skilled workforce. By underscoring your competency in construction, inspection, and maintenance, certification increases your competitiveness in the job market, and provides a pathway to higher paying positions. […]

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2018 Operations Challenge Competition – Rhode Island Takes 1st

The Operations Challenge was held in early June 2018 during the NEWEA Spring Meeting in scenic Newport Rhode Island. There were three teams participating in the competition: Connecticut Franken Foggers (Jason Nenninger-Captain, Christopher Findley, Dan Sullivan, Dan Wolff); Maine – Force Maine (Alex Buechner-Captain, Riley Cobb, Nate Melanson, Shelby Carver); Defending champions Rhode Island Ocean […]

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The Emergency Response Plan- Alone It’s Not Enough by Kate Novick, P.E., C.S.P.

The Emergency Response Plan is something that most, if not all, water and wastewater utilities utilize to comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements. However, these plans could have utility far beyond compliance. Recognizing the growing difficulty to maintain service in the face of a long list of potential emergencies spanning from technological breaks to […]

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Do you have a SAFETY goal?

Do you have a SAFETY goal? By David Wright, CSHO People are always trying to kind, funny, and clever ways to promote safety and raise awareness. Here is my attempt – Do you have SAFETY (Safety Awareness For Everyone This Year)? I know, I can hear the groans. But the fact remains that one of […]

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