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October 2016

NEIWPCC Training

  • 14 October 2016
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New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is providing two training programs this fall for New York Wastewater and Collection System Operators.  The first, Polymers and Sludge Conditioning is approved for 6 contact hours and the second, Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems is approved for 15 contact hours.  Both programs can be used  toward renewal of wastewater treatment plant operator and collection system operator certificates.  Register for the training at NEIWPCC's website:

Water for Pensions

  • 17 October 2016
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Taken from Facebook:  Water for Pensions

In September, Chicago news outlets were abuzz with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest scheme to fund pensions for city workers: He proposed a tax on city water and sewer service that would raise bills by about 30% over the next four years. 

Free Webinar on Retirement

  • 21 October 2016
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Gray Hair Operator Syndrome – Training Newbies in a Wave of Retirements

Wednesday, November 9
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Cost: $0 members | $0 non-members

Did you know the water & wastewater industry has a 6% projected job growth by 2024 and 52% of the workforce is within 10 years of retirement? Learn how you can prepare the industry's future workforce.

EPA Requests Wastewater Utilities to Complete Questionnaire

  • 24 October 2016
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 EPA’s National Study of Nutrient Removal & Secondary Technologies is designed to establish a nationwide baseline for nutrient removal at publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and to characterize low-cost options such as operation and management practices that result in improved nutrient control.  EPA recently published a Federal Register notice (

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

  • 24 October 2016
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Once again, this year, EPA will be recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 23-29, 2016). The Week’s theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," highlights ways parents can reduce a child's exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. Historically, the Week’s primary focus has been on lead-based paint, but this year, there will be expanded messaging that encourages the public to “Learn about Drinking Water”.

Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities

  • 25 October 2016
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Webinar:  Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities

Sponsored by U.S. EPA on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Water and Wastewater Utilities:

Learn about new resources that can support your utility in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all types of emergencies during our November 9th webinar from 1-2 pm Eastern Time.

Training contact hours are available for water and wastewater operators in some states.

Deadline for Water Fluoridation Equipment Grants: Nov 4, 2016

  • 26 October 2016
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The deadline for Round 2 of the Drinking Water Fluoridation Fund is approaching fast.  The funding opportunities from the NYS Department of Health support costs related to the construction, installation, repair, replacement, or upgrade of fluoride equipment in drinking water facilities. Both opportunities are now posted on the NYS Grants Gateway.

Good Information from Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

  • 31 October 2016
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For Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Oct. 23 to 29, Aqua America shared tips on how to minimize exposure to lead in drinking water. The movement intends to educate the public about the importance of detecting lead in drinking water. The company wants customers to be informed about the health risks of lead exposure and understand how they can ensure their drinking water is safe.