2017 MEWEA Spring Conference

Friday, April 14, 2017, Ramada Inn – 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston, Maine

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.


View Brochure | Register Online (Pre-Registration Deadline: April 6, 2017)



7:30 – 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction – Matt Timberlake, MeWEA President

8:30 – 9:30 am
Session 1 Nutrient Modeling and Monitoring
Speakers: Angela Brewer and Gregg Wood (Maine DEP)

Session 2 LAWPCA Anaerobic Digestion Tour
Speaker: Travis Peaslee (LAWPCA)

Those attending the tour must report to LAWPCA at 535 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, Maine at 8:15 a.m.
Conference registration information for those attending the tour will be provided at LAWPCA.

Session 3 How to Survive a BLS Inspection
Speaker: Michael LaPlante (Maine DOL)

9:45 – 10:45 am
Session 4 Chlorine Discharges – Issue Profile and Development of BMP’s
Speakers: Brian Kavanah (Maine DEP) and Bruce Berger (MWUA)

Session 5 Anaerobic Digestion Operations
Speakers: Travis Peaslee (LAWPCA) and Dave Weyburn (Village Green Ventures)

Session 6 Details that Drive You Batty!
Speaker: Kimberly Peace (Hoyle Tanner & Associates)

10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 7  Lewiston CSO Abatement
Speaker: Dan Bisson(CDM Smith)

Session 8 Dry Weather Challenges During the 2016 Drought
Speakers: Steve Sloan(PWD) and Mark Holt (Jay Sewer)

Session 9 Cyber Security – Infrastructure Security
Speakers: Brian McDonald and Christina St. Pierre (Maine Municipal Association)

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

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Session 10 Community Involvement and Public Engagement
Speakers: Ben Pearson (City of Portland) and Michael Guethle (Wright-Pierce)

Session 11 Hands-on Valve and Pump Packing
Speaker: Moe Bouley (A.W. Chesteron)

Session 12 Filamentous Bacteria: Causes and Control
Speaker: Susan Jasper (PWD)

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Session 13 Government Affairs Update/ Maine DEP Update
Speakers: Brian Kavanah (Maine DEP) and Tim Haskell (York Sewer District)