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Maine Clean Water Week Poster Contest Winners

In recognition of Maine Clean Water Week the Maine Water Environment Association again sponsored a poster competition for Maine students grades 1-12. The theme of the competition was “WHAT CLEAN WATER MEANS TO ME!” Over 600 posters were received from cities and towns throughout Maine and at the MEWEA Spring Conference winners were selected by the membership. Students representing future generations of Maine citizens have shown their support by learning about the importance of water, ways that water is wasted, ways to conserve water, and how to protect the water we have. On Thursday June 8th, 2017 the winning students  met…

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Training: CONFINED SPACE ENTRY, LINE LOCATING, AND EQUIPMENT REVIEW on 5/16

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 CONFINED SPACE ENTRY, LINE LOCATING, AND EQUIPMENT REVIEW University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.) Instructors: Steve LaPlante, Scott Safety; Mike Berthod, Utilitronics Cost: $120 (Registration deadline: May 9, 2017) Credits: 6 Training Contact Hours (Approved for Water and Wastewater Operators) Course #: J1727 Register here: https://portal.neiwpcc.org/events.asp?CID=3268&Base=3630

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Water Treatment Technology Program Instructor

NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 27, 2017 POSITION TITILE: Water Treatment Technology Program Instructor-Anticipated QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental or a related field; a minimum of 5 years of occupational experience directly related to water or wastewater treatment operations and management. Hold a minimum of Class III Water License and Grade IV Wastewater Certification. Candidates with only the required professional credentials and work experience will be considered. Member of at least one water and/or wastewater professional association. Teaching/training experience including working with diverse adults to meet learning objectives, is preferred. Mix of theoretical and practical…

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Wastewater Facility Safety Survey

Wastewater Facility Safety Survey The NEWEA Safety Committee is seeking feedback from your facility for our Annual Wastewater Safety Survey for 2016 work year. The purpose of the survey is to: Increase safety awareness and minimize accidents/injuries. Collect regional accident and injury statistics and publish them for use by all wastewater professionals to benchmark their safety programs. Identify those areas and activities where accidents and injuries are occurring so that we can all better focus our safety efforts and plan resources for these areas in the future. We would like to thank all of the facilities that returned the previous…

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Video about EPA’s Youth and the Environment Program

EPA’s Youth and the Environment Program provides low income high school students with summer opportunities to gain exposure to a wide range of environmental careers including: wastewater treatment operators, wet weather management (combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflows), recycling, energy management, hazardous waste management, and ecology. The students gain valuable experience by working at the wastewater treatment plant’s analytical laboratory as well as learning the overall operations and maintenance of the facility in order to remove pollutants from wastewater. The Program provides an opportunity for participating high school students to better understand the natural environment around them and also their…

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