Job Opening

IPP – Inspector/Laboratory Technician – Warwick Sewer Authority
Duties include performing inspections of industrial/commercial facilities to ensure compliance with wastewater discharge permits; preparing reports to include all required documentation (i.e. sample results, inspection findings, pretreatment equipment evaluations, etc.); performing sampling using automatic samplers; performing lab and field tests using analytical instruments (i.e. spectrophotometers, pH meters, balances, etc.); reviewing data to assess the compliance status of permitted facilities; assist in preparing wastewater discharge permits; providing support and assistance to the Pretreatment Coordinator in assessing facilities for non-compliance; and performing related work as required. Read more.

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Can you guess what this is?

Amoeba
Click on A Bug’s Life to find the answer.

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Job Opening

Maintenance Manager – NBC FP
Manages, directs, and coordinates all corrective and preventative maintenance tasks at the NBC’s Field’s Point WWTF. Responsibilities include all mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment, structures and fleet vehicles. A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in the maintenance of an advanced or secondary activated sludge wastewater treatment facility is required. Must possess a Grade II certification license for wastewater treatment operators. Position requires a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the technical and professional disciplines of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance including principles, practices, methods, processes, tools and equipment. Read more.

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Job Opening

Communications Coordinator
This position coordinates RIRRC’s public information and communications needs across all programs and departments and using a variety of media and platforms. This includes customer service initiatives, internal and external communications, marketing, brand management, internet and social media messaging, community and stakeholder outreach, media and public relations, event planning and RIRRC advertising.  Read more.

Qualified candidates only send cover letter, resume, salary history to humanresources@rirrc.org by August 28, 2015. E/O/E

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Find Your Bacteria Sources – Microbial Source Tracking Webinar

Join us for a webinar on July 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Register online now!

Source Molecular would like to extend an invitation to all of you to participate in our *20-MINUTE* Microbial Source Tracking Webinar Presentation. Our laboratory provides testing that can help to identify the sources of fecal contamination in water bodies.

 

The agenda of the presentation is as follows:

* Microbial Source Tracking (What is it and why is it useful?)

* Effective tiered approach to detecting fecal sources

* Using the newest U.S. EPA Patented/Developed Methods for MST

* Supporting TMDL, Stormwater Management, CSO, MS4 Permits, and Beach Monitoring

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Free Emergency Seminar & RIWARN Tabletop Exercise

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The event will consist of a seminar with presentations and a tabletop exercise (TTX). The seminar presentations will cover topics related to RIWARN, as well as water and wastewater preparedness and response. The TTX will be based on a hypothetical incident designed to bring together water, wastewater, county and state agencies, and public safety to discuss roles and responsibilities. This seminar and TTX are open to member utilities and non-member utilities, as well as response partners that are interested in learning more about RIWARN.

If you are interested in attending this FREE event, please register online.  Seating is limited to 50 people.

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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Advanced Activated Sludge:

Process Control & Optimization Class

October 20-21, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Susan N. McLane Audubon Center, Concord NH

Instructor: Eric Wahlberg P.E., Ph.D.

Cost: $120 (includes both days)

Credits: 1.3 CEUs

 

Class Objective: to give activated sludge front-line supervisors and operators, and process control operators and engineers, a more in-depth understanding of the activated sludge process.  With this understanding, effluent quality variability and process energy usage can be reduced.

 

To sign up or for more information contact:

Wes Ripple

wesley.ripple@des.nh.gov or 603-271-2940

Mary Jane Meier

maryjane.meier@des.nh.gov or 603-271-5553

Full details: Advanced Activated Sludge

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Training – Principles & Practices of Wastewater Treatment

July 21st – Sept 1st, 2015

Anyone preparing for a state WWTP operator certification exam will benefit from this structured overview of the wastewater field. The 40-hour course is based on the well-known CSU Sacramento home-study course manuals for WWTP operations. The instructor will cover a wide range of topics including wastewater laws and regulations, preliminary treatment, sedimentation and flotation, secondary treatment processes, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, waste treatment ponds, and disinfection.

The course is sponsored by the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Individuals working as wastewater operators in RI may be able to get a Grade 1 license in accordance with state law with the successful completion of this course and appropriate application to the Board of Certification.

If you are interested in attending this class, please print out the registration form and send in with check, purchase order, or credit card.

You can also register online with a credit card.

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Clarifier Performance Workshop

Friday, May 29, 2015

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Warwick Sewer Authority

Instructor: John Esler P.E.

Cost: $10 for NWPCA members, $30 for non-members (includes 1 year NWPCA membership)

Credits: 3 TCHs

 

This workshop will discuss the effects of various unit processes on clarifier performance, various means of distributing flow to clarifiers, benefits of techniques to evaluate performance, the effect of clarifier configuration and clarifier depth, various methods for improving clarifier functioning, and physical modifications for clarifiers that are available.

 

To sign up or for more information contact:

Nora Lough, NWPCA Training Committee

nlough@narrabay.com or 401-461-8848 (ext. 450)

Full details: Clarifier Workshop

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NetDMR Training

DEM is sponsoring a free, in-person NetDMR training session on April 17, 2015 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM for permittees in Room 300 at the DEM’s Providence Offices (located in the Foundry, 235 Promenade St, Providence, RI). This class will be geared primarily towards those individuals designated by the permittee as the “signatory authority”, the permit administrator, or those entering or editing DMRs. Training is strongly suggested before a facility begins using NetDMR.

If you are interested in attending the NetDMR training session, please send an email to Aaron Melo aaron.mello@dem.ri.gov with your contact information (i.e., name, address, facility name, facility RIPDES number, facility address, and telephone number).

Please read the “NetDMR Subscriber Agreement” and associated instructions that must be completed by each facility prior to creating a NetDMR account once the in-house training is completed. Please review this agreement and the instructions link provided below and, if your facility intends to attend the training being offered by the DEM, notify the DEM of your desire to attend the training as instructed above by April 1, 2015.

Final NetDMR Permittee User Notification Letter

Final RIDEM NetDMR Subscriber Agreement

If you have any questions regarding the above information or other NetDMR related content, please contact Aaron Mello at 401-222-4700, extension 7405, or by email aaron.mello@dem.ri.gov

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