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Job Posting

NBC – Operations Supervisor


Provides day to day supervision and direction to subordinate skilled and semi-skilled unionized personnel involved in 7 day/24 hour, computer controlled, and continuous process operations involving wastewater treatment facilities, equipment, vehicles, buildings and grounds in conformance to all applicable NBC/state and Federal regulatory /permit guidelines.  Directs and trains subordinate staff in daily operations and preventative maintenance of NBC wastewater treatment, pumping and monitoring facilities. Sets priorities, renders operational advice, makes daily assignments, interprets policy, and resolves issues/ problems (e.g.: personnel, union grievances, coverage, operational safety, etc.)  Is management’s representative during off-shifts.  Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NBC policy guidelines, operational SOP’s, State & Federal Permit requirements, safety procedures and the union collective bargaining agreement.   Trains and retrains employees.  May work a rotating shift schedule, as required.  Performs other duties as assigned, within skill and experience capabilities.

Operations Supervisor FP010

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Sampling Procedures & Laboratory Techniques for NPDES Reporting

Click on link below for info and registration:

Sampling Procedures & Laboratory Techniques for NPDES Reporting

NEIWPCC Spring 2019 Training

Thursday, March 7, 2019

MA DEP SERO, Lakeville, MA

8:30am – 3:30pm Sign-in begins at 8:00am

This course provides WWTP, sample collection, and laboratory

personnel an opportunity to learn about sample collection and basic

laboratory analyses of conventional NPDES parameters.

Topics include proper sampling locations and techniques; basic lab

procedures for process control testing and quality assurance.

Conventional NPDES parameters such as BOD, pH, Total Residual

Chlorine, Bacteria analyses, oil and grease, and metals and nutrient

analyses will be discussed. Chain of custody documentation, sampling

containers, preservation and holding times will be addressed.

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The NEWEA sponsored Operator Exchange program will be held this year with CT on November 13-15th. This great professional development program is a very valuable learning opportunity and expenses are paid through the state associations.

Please click here for details and contact Scott today!

RI State Director Scott Goodinson at (401) 468-4714 or email right away.

Categories: Events Professional Development

Training Announcement

NWPCA is excited to hold NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment, Lateral and Manhole Certification program on November 13 and 14th, 2018 at the Warwick Sewer Authority.
This NWPCA sponsored specialty training is open to members and non-members.   This course will cover Pipeline Assessment on Day 1 And Day 2 and Manhole/Lateral Assessment on Day 2.  This is a 2-day course and is approved for 10 TCHs with the RIDEM.  The total cost for this course is $775 which includes certification in all three areas, manuals, training and testing.

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2016 NWPCA Holiday Party & Election of Officers

NWPCA will be hosting our annual food drive and election of officers during our holiday party on Thurs, Dec 8th at the Potowomut Golf Club, 439 Ives Rd, East Greenwich, RI. Doors open at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. Two Executive Board & all officer positions are open. The Nominating Committee will be presenting a ballot but nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

Dinner is free with non-perishable food item donations at the door. Donations to benefit the RI Community Food Bank. Menu includes: salad, citrus wine chicken in lemon & wine sauce, baked scrod w/ seasoned crumbs & lemon, vegetables, bread, coffee, and cheesecake w/ strawberry sauce. RSVP by Dec 1st to Peter Eldridge at or 401-480-2847.

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Annual Trade Show and Clambake

NWPCA’s annual trade show and clam bake is coming up on Friday, September 9, 2016 returning to the Twelve Acres Banquet House in Smithfield.

This is NWPCA’s premier educational and networking event.  There will be 40+ vendors exhibiting wastewater-related products and services.  This year’s event will again include scholarship presentations, raffles, Ops Challenge Pipe Cutting Competition (prizes awarded), RI DEM Operator Boot Camp graduation and horseshoe tournament.   There is still time to sign up if you are a vendor and interested in showcasing your latest products and services to Rhode Island-based wastewater operations and maintenance professionals.

For more information: 2016 Trade Show Clam Bake Flyer.

The deadline to RSVP is September 1st  (Vender deadline is August 26th)

Venders: 2016 Trade Show Contract

Janine Burke at or 401-743-0122
Peter Connell at or 401-942-1430, ext. 220

Categories: Events Professional Development

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.

Categories: Events Professional Development Training

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 or 401-461-8848 (ext. 450)

Full details: Clarifier Workshop

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Bowling League begins 4th Season

BowlingCome join in the fun!  The NWPCA is excited to invite everyone to bowling every Wednesday at 4pm at AMF Cranston Lanes, 1450 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI.  Our loose league 10-pin style bowling is open to all skill levels.  Cost is just over $2 per game with shoes included!  For more information, please contact Fred Croy at (781) 664-8143 or by email.

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