2016 NWPCA Golf Tournament

The Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association is holding its annual golf outing on Monday, June 27, 2016. This Texas Style Format event will be held at the Potowomut Golf Club, with an 8AM registration and a 9AM Shotgun start. The cost is $125/player, which covers green fees, cart, barbecue lunch, dinner, and prizes. Click here for registration and sponsorship information.

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NEWEA Joins NYWEA for Spring Technical Conference in Mystic, CT

The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA), is teaming up with the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) to co-host the regional 2016 Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition on June 6-8, 2016 in Mystic, Connecticut at the Mystic Marriott. This educational conference will attract hundreds from across both New England and New York who are environmental professionals, public officials, scientists, manufacture representatives, college students and others involved in clean water issues. The meeting’s theme is “Environmental Stewardship in the 21st Century” and complements both NEWEA and NYWEA’s special effort in 2016 to increase public awareness of how the water resource recovery industry works to keep our waterways clean. You can learn more about the program/registration details on our page. NEWEA collaborates every five years with NYWEA to bring about this major regional environmental conference.

The technical-educational program includes 16 sessions and opens Monday, June 6 with an introduction by NEWEA President Ray Willis III and NYWEA President Joseph Fiegl, followed by addresses by Connecticut Congressman Joseph Courtney and Rob Klee, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. The keynote speaker is Heather Goldstone, an NPR science correspondent and “Living Lab” program host. Special program events include a Regional Operations Challenge, an awards ceremony, facility tours and a 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for Water for People.

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NWPCA Annual Awards Banquet

Please join us for the NWPCA Annual Awards Banquet on May 24th at the Potowomut Golf Club at 6pm. Please see attached flyer for more details.  Reserve your spot now for a fun filled night mingling and celebrating with professionals in our industry.

Flyer: 2016 Awards Banquet Flyer

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Job Opening

Maintenance Supervisor – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
Supervise all predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance activities on all mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment at the Field’s Point WWTF and remote pumping stations.  Assigns, directs and trains employees in the Maintenance Section.  Interprets policy and resolves issues/problems.  Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NBC policy guidelines, maintenance SOPs, State and Federal permit requirements and the union collective bargaining agreement.  Prepares daily reports on work completed, work order status, employee supervision and training, etc. Continually inspects facility equipment, structures and buildings and creates service requests/work orders for needed repairs.  Complies with and enforces all applicable NBC/OSHA safety guidelines.  Performs other related duties as assigned within skill and experience capabilities. Must have graduated from high school or an equivalency program.  At least 10 years experience in a facility maintenance department as a mechanic or other tradesperson is required.  A minimum of 3 years lead experience is required.  Must possess a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Operators license and valid driver’s license.  Application Period: 5/2/16 to 5/9/16. Read more.

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Job Opening

Mechanic I – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
Responsible for performing a variety of preventative/general maintenance and repair on plant and facility equipment/machines. Installs, maintains, and repairs machines and equipment in plants and related facilities. Performs a variety of maintenance on pumps, motors, hydraulic systems, and related plant and facility equipment. Operates a variety of tools and equipment in the maintenance and repair of equipment. Assists with inspecting the plant and related facilities for mechanical and equipment problems. Must have a High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and one year of general maintenance experience; OR: an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Must possess valid driver’s license in good standing. Grade I Wastewater Operator License is required within one year of employment. Application Period: 5/2-9/2016. Read more.

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NWPCA Night at the Paw Sox (SOLD OUT!!!)

Join NWPCA on June 11th at McCoy Stadium to watch the Pawtucket Red Sox play the Louisville Bats. For just $20/person, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ starting at 4pm, reserved box seating for the game at 6:05pm, and a Star Wars-themed fireworks display after the game! Contact Peter Eldridge at 401-480-2847 or peldridge@narragansettri.gov for more information; RSVP by Monday, June 2nd. This event is sponsored by James J. Geremia & Associates Inc. Click here for a printable flyer.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!!!

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Last Call for 2016 NWPCA Award Nominations

NWPCA presents annual awards for outstanding (most efficient) treatment facility operations. NWPCA also recognizes individual contributions to the wastewater profession. Awards include:

  • A. Joseph Mattera Safety Award for outstanding commitment to safety
  • James Marvelle Award for leadership excellence as an active and contributing member of NWPCA
  • Alfred E. Peloquin Award for high level of interest, ability and performance in wastewater operations
  • Operator of the Year Award for contributions to excellence in plant operations
  • Collections System Operator of the Year for outstanding contributions in advancing collection systems knowledge
  • Robert J. Markelewicz Award for outstanding contributions to wastewater treatment systems maintenance

Award nominations are due April 9th, 2016.

Nomination form: 2016 Award Nomination Form

Listing of Past Award Winners: List of Award Winners Past

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Job Opening

Laboratory Technician – Narragansett Bay Commission
Performs a variety of routine chemical/biological testing on samples submitted to the Lab for analysis (TSS, BOD, Chloride, Fecals, nitrites etc.) Sets up, maintains, and calibrates all lab testing and sampling equipment used daily. Maintain an accurate and timely record, and computer database of all lab tests and activities performed. Interacts with other NBC operations and support departments regarding information/status of work lab requirements. Within skill and experience capabilities, performs other duties and projects as assigned, to include working off-shifts and being available for emergency call-ins, and working weekends/holidays on a rotating/scheduled basis. Graduation from a two year technical college degree program (biology, microbiology, chemistry, environment science) or equivalent required. Requires knowledge of analytical testing and sampling techniques and procedures as applied to wastewater collection, processing and discharge. Application Period: 4/4/16 to 4/16/16. Read more.

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Job Opening

Electrician – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
Responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of medium-voltage equipment within the plants, facilities, and grounds. Installs, tests, troubleshoots, and maintains a variety of plant and high voltage electrical equipment. Performs general electrical preventative maintenance within plant property. Inspects lighting, fire alarm systems, generators, and other electrical equipment, identifies problems, and performs required repairs. Installs and repairs electrical and instrumentation systems. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and 4 years of progressively responsible electrical experience in a high voltage environment, or, an equivalent combination of above to sufficiently and successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Must possess a journeyman electrician’s license. Valid driver’s license in good standing. Within one year of appointment must possess a Wastewater Operator Grade 1 license (OIT certificate) issued by the RI DEM. Application Period: 4/4/16 to 4/16/16. Read more.

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Job Opening

Wastewater Operator I – South Kingstown Wastewater Treatment Facility
Responsible for performing routine maintenance in the operation and control of the town’s wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and wastewater collection system. Work performed includes: operate treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent; monitor gauges, meters and control panels; observes variation in operating conditions; interpret meter and gauge readings; test results to determine processing requirements; perform daily laboratory testing for process control, quality control assurance and permit; and operate and maintain plant machinery equipment and vehicles. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and 1-2 years of responsible work history. Must possess/obtain a valid RI CDL Class B license within 3 months of hire, and a Grade I Wastewater Operators License within 1 year. Applications, resumes and cover letters must be submitted by 4:30pm on April 7th. Click here for full job description.

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