2018 MEWEA Spring Conference

Friday, April 13, 2018, Four Points Sheraton. Bangor, ME

MeWEA invites you to join friends and colleagues at the Spring Conference. The Personnel Advancement Committee has done an excellent job in organizing sessions that can help you in your job right now.


7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
Paula Drouin, MeWEA President

8:30 – 9:30 am
Session 1 DMRQA Testing in 2018: Updates and Helpful Hints
Speaker(s): Judy Bruenjes (Maine DEP) Andy Wendell (Clean Water Laboratory)

Session 2 MS4 – General Permits and Stormwater Developments
Speaker(s): Aubrey Strause (Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District) Sharon Newman (Preti Flaherty) Kristie Rabasca (Integrated Environmental Engineering)

Session 3 Welding – General Practices and Safety
Speaker: Jim Biovin (Maine Oxy)

9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 10:45 am
Session 4 Statistical Process Control using MS Excel
Speaker: Peter Sherwood (Kennebec Sanitary District)

Session 5 Integrated Planning in Maine
Speaker: Bradley Moore (Olver Associates, Inc.)

Session 6 SafetyWorks! SHAPE Program and Safety Inspections
Speaker: Richard Wark (MDOL SafetyWorks!)

10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 7 Operator Hacks
Speaker: David Beauchamp (Ted Berry Company)

Session 8 Microbrewery Panel Discussion
Speaker(s): James Crowley (Maine DEP) Ben Pearson (City of Portland) Luke Truman (Allagash Brewing) Thomas Madden (Lone Pine Brewing)

Session 9 Climate Adaptation Strategies for Maine Coastal Communities WWTF
Speaker: Kyle Coolidge (Wright-Pierce)

12:00 – 1:15 pm LUNCH/Business Meeting

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Session 10 Bangor’s Kenduskeag Pump Station Tour
Speaker: Andy Rudzinski (City of Bangor)

Session 11 DEP Technical Assistance – How, When, and Where
Speaker: Judy Bruenjes (Maine DEP)

Session 12 Practical Aplications for Asset Management
Speaker(s): Phil Tucker (York Sewer District) Travis Jones (Town of Bar Harbor)

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Session 13 Government Affairs Update/ Maine DEP Update
Speaker(s): Timothy Haskell (York Sewer District) Brian Kavanah (Maine DEP)


ATTENTION: There will be a vote on by-law changes at the business meeting. Please click here for a pdf. document: Proposed_By-Law_Changes2018_Revision

If you have any questions regarding the by-law changes, please email pdrouin@lawpca.org