About the Maine Water Environment Association

The Maine Water Environment Association (formerly the Maine WasteWater Control Association) is an association of over 650 members consisting of municipal and industrial operators, consultants, students, and regulatory officials. The purpose of this website is to facilitate communication of ideas that will result in achieving improved treatment techniques and the preservation of Maine’s waterways.

MEWEA represents over 95 wastewater treatment plants serving over 125 communities throughout the state. It is governed by an executive Committee consisting of the Chairs of various committees including Residuals Management, Government Affairs, Awards, Collection Systems, Communications, Conventions, Industrial Operations, Laboratory, Personnel Advancement, Pretreatment, Safety, Membership, Public Relations and Young Professionals.

MEWEA holds two conventions per year focused on providing training for wastewater professionals throughout the state. We maintain close liaison with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Maine DEP) to understand and comment on proposed regulatory changes. We have proposed legislation in some cases to address our concerns, most recently successfully passing legislation to require dentists to install equipment to remove mercury amalgam from their wastewater discharges.

We work actively to educate the public, rate payers, elected officials and other stakeholders on many of the critical environmental issues that affect Maine’s water environments. Some of our more public efforts include our Clean water Week Poster Contest and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest.

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