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UPDATE on 6/5 Press Conference

MEWEA supports the efforts initiated by AGC and we encourage members who can attend to do so. Full flyer available here: Flyer Here is the open letter to be presented at the 128th Legislature: Letter to the 128th Final Draft Here is the letter AGC recently pushed out to their membership: Now is the Time Action Alert from AGC

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IMPORTANT! Press Conference 6/5 @ 10:00 – Augusta

On June 5th at 10:00 a.m. there will be a press conference led by AGC (and supported by many other groups including MEWEA) in Augusta to urge lawmakers to reconvene  and deal with many critical bills that were left on the table. One item is a “borrowing package that would help fund upgrades and improvements for wastewater treatment facilities across the state, including Portland, where millions of gallons of raw sewage is still spilling into Casco Bay. The $25 million that is on the table for improvements to wastewater facilities also would be used to leverage local and federal investment to…

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Celebrate Infrastructure Week!

AGC Maine will use next week to focus on infrastructure investment using various forms of media. You can help by sharing photos and videos of your job sites, people at work, and quote about the importance of infrastructure to your business and Maine jobs. Below is a schedule of our focus areas for each day. Let’s keep our foot on the gas pedal and encourage infrastructure investment while celebrating the work accomplished.   Click the image for more information 

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NO COST RESILIENCE PLANNING AND ADAPTATION TRAINING FOR DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITIES

NO COST RESILIENCE PLANNING AND ADAPTATION TRAINING FOR DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITIES The Maine Water Utility Association (MWUA), Maine Water Environment Association (MeWEA), Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are hosting two free hands-on training sessions for drinking water and wastewater utilities on the Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative and CREAT. The CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities with the practical tools, training and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to extreme weather events. Through a comprehensive planning process, CRWU assists in identifying potential long-term adaptation options for decision-making related to water…

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Northern Maine Community College Introduces Water Treatment Technology Program

The Water Treatment Technology Program will provide students a fundamental understanding of the scientific principles used to treat drinking water as well as sanitize wastewater before it is discharged back into the environment. Students will learn industry theory and gain “hands-on” experience using laboratory exercises to better understand the information across the spectrum — from the basics to an in-depth study of Water and Wastewater Treatment. Graduates of the WTT Program will find employment opportunities within a number of water-based industries.  The State of Maine has an immediate and growing need for qualified water and wastewater treatment plant operators.  Other industries that…

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MEWEA’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast – March 1, 2018

Please join us for an informal breakfast meeting on March 1st. We look forward to networking with legislators and providing them with critical information on the clean water professions in Maine. We endeavor to work together in providing Maine’s citizens with safe and clean water in order to protect public health and the environment. None of this is possible without sustainable infrastructure, sound management, skilled operators, and financially viable programs. As water quality professionals, your participation is essential to ensuring clean water in Maine and we look forward to the opportunity to share our experiences, listen to questions and concerns,…

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