Upper Blackstone Clean Water Lab Tech’s on the job. Nice job with the PPE Lab Tech’s! Protecting the environment and working safe.
On July 10th Professors Amy Muller (Northeastern), Nick Tooker (UMass), and PhD Student Candidate Wenjin Zhang conducted a workshop on “The Current State of Automation and Controls at New England WRRFs”. Many thanks to Upper Blackstone Clean Water, Uxbridge, Woodard & Curran, North Brookfield, Hach, Springfiled, GHD, and Westfield for participating. Look for published results in the future,
The Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program is sponsored by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association. The current session includes twenty-two participants representing facilities from across the state.
Here’s the latest MWPCA member activities
On June 18th 60 golfers participated in the annual MWPCA Golf Classic at Shaker Hills golf Course in Harvard MA.
First Place – Tighe & Bond
Second Place – Flow Assessment
Last Place – Upper Blackstone (Honesty Award)
Longest Drive – Jeff Kalmes
Closest To The Pin – Dave Beauregard
Grand Prize Raffle Winner – Teena Nixon
A special thanks to all participants and hole sponsors for supporting the MWPCA mission. Thanks to Oakson, Beta Group, Dukes Root Control, Wright Pierce, SUEZ, Aaron and Associates, Waste Management, Mott MacDonald, Brown & Caldwell, Amp Electric, Arcadis, Williamson NE, ADS, Rhode Island Analytical, WhiteWater, Arcadis, Xylem, Woodard & Curran, Flow Assessment, Orenco Systems, Weston & Sampson, FR Mahoney, New England Environmental Equipment, Upper Blackstone Clean Water, and Boyson & Associates for making this event possible!
On June 12th 90 MWPCA Members met at the Log Cabin in Holyoke to meet with their fellow water professionals to exchange ideas and listen to a variety of informative speakers. Topics included a plant profile of the Westfield facility and their many innovative projects, gas meter basics, solo worker protection, clarifier upgrades at Chicopee, and OSHA safety. Hope to see you at our next meeting!
On June 2-5 MWPCA members attended the NEWEA Spring Meeting. Massachusetts sent an Op’s Challenge Team with Operators from Holyoke and Springfield. MWPCA members were at the NEWEA Public Awareness and State Associations Meetings representing our members.
On May 23rd the MWPCA hosted Nutrient Removal Using Computer Modeling Training Class. 26 MWPCA members along with trainers Paul Dombrowski, Amine Hanafi, and Aaron Brennan from Woodard & Curran spent the day learning the science of nitrogen and phosphorus at wastewater facilities and then applied that knowledge working in small groups under the guidance of the instructors with computerized treatment process models to troubleshoot different plant configurations and operating conditions. The state of the art software used in the class is based on the program GPS-X developed by Hydromantis. This program is commonly used for treatment process evaluation and design but has been enhanced to serve as a platform for plant O&M manuals and operator training.
MWPCA at the MA Statehouse
On May 22 MWPCA members attended the annual Waters Worth It Day at the MA Statehouse in Boston to advocate for issues affecting the water and wastewater industry.
Exam Prep Training
On April 25th and 26th, 28 MWPCA members attended Grade 4 – 5 – 6 Exam Prep Training with Trainer Greg Kidd to prepare for the MA Certification Exam