2019 Northeast Onsite Wastewater Short Course

April 2-4, 2019
Mystic Marriott Hotel
Groton, Connecticut



Hurry and Act Fast!  Pre-registration ends this Friday, March 15, 2019!  Onsite registration information and rates will be posted shortly.

Click to register as an attendee or exhibitor! See details for registration below.

Since 2002, NEIWPCC has coordinated and hosted the Northeast Onsite Wastewater Treatment Short Course and Equipment Exhibition in partnership with its member states and US EPA.

The Short Course will be a “one-stop” training/conference event for wastewater operators, onsite wastewater professionals and more. The Short Course will offer Training Contact Hours (TCHs) for attendees from NEIWPCC states.

This conference is offered approximately every three years (last held in Taunton, MA in 2016). It has become a reputable forum for sharing information about onsite/decentralized wastewater issues and projects in this region, and has featured research and case studies from all over the country.

Conference attendees will include many of those in New England and New York State involved in onsite wastewater treatment, including state, federal, and municipal governments; private sector (i.e., installers, designers, service providers); technology manufacturers; academia; and watershed organizations.


Pre-Registration Closes on March 15.

Early Bird rates were only available through February 28.

Onsite Registration rates will be posted shortly.  

  • Private Industry
    Full Conference Registration – $445 ($350 Early Bird)
    One Day Registration – $250 ($200 Early Bird)
  • Government & Non-Profit
    Full Conference Registration – $295 ($225 Early Bird)
    One Day Registration – $200 ($125 Early Bird)
  • Presenter
    Full Conference Registration – $125
    One Day Registration – Waived for presentation day
  • Field Trip
    Thursday Field Trip Registration – $95
  • Trade-Show Only
    Trade-Show Only Registration – $95

Please register using the link at the top of the page.

You can also fill out a paper registration form.

Purchase orders will not be accepted. Please mail checks, made payable to “NEIWPCC,” with a copy of your confirmation to the below address:

NEIWPCC (ATTN: Michelle Jenkins)
650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410
Lowell, MA 01854

Please note: Attendee registrations will not be considered confirmed until payment has been received.

Please note: Government & Presenter attendees will be verified. If your registration type is inaccurate, your registration will be considered incomplete until corrected.

Speaker Rates: Speakers who select Full Conference will be charged the one day EB rate of $125. Speakers who select Tuesday Only or Wednesday Only will receive free admission.

YOWA or NOWRA Membership Discount: If you are a YOWA or NOWRA member, you may deduct 10% from your Full Conference or One-Day Registration. This discount is not available for Exhibitor, Field Trip or the Trade Show Only Registration. Enter “YOWA” or “NOWRA” in the Discount Code section provided to automatically apply your discount. Please note: membership will be verified.

Cancellation Policy: If you register and cannot attend, a refund of the registration fee less $50 will be granted if you cancel by March 15, 2019. No refunds will be granted if you fail to cancel by March 15, 2019. If you are unable to attend, you or your organization may send another person in your place.


We invite companies to join the 2019 Northeast Onsite Wastewater Short Course and Equipment Exhibition as an exhibitor or sponsor!

Exhibitor Registration Closes on March 15.

Exhibitor Booth Registration – $750. Please register using the link at the top of the page. Registration includes:

  • 8′ draped table
  • Full conference registration for one attendee
  • Expo-only registration for one attendee
  • Admission to evening reception

To register additional staff members: please select “Private Industry” as the attendee registration type.

Being an exhibitor at the Onsite Short Course gives your organization the opportunity to network, build and maintain relationships with clients, and widen your and/or your product’s exposure to the Onsite community.

Space is limited and designated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please reserve your spot as early as possible!

Exhibitors will have an additional opportunity to showcase their products by signing up for Vendor Training sessions. Space is limited to twelve vendor sessions and designated on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors can sign up for Vendor Training sessions when they register. Spaces are starting to fill up!

Payment: Purchase orders will not be accepted. Please mail checks, made payable to NEIWPCC, with a copy of your confirmation to the below address:

NEIWPCC (ATTN: Michelle Jenkins)
650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410
Lowell, MA 01854

Exhibitor Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received by March 15, 2019 in writing, and will be refunded less a $150 fee.

2019 Onsite Short Course Exhibitor and Sponsor Details


* Agenda and other materials are subject to change *

Conference sessions will reflect the 2019 theme: “Technology of the Future TODAY!” Onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment continues to experience advances in technology, field testing, and management. Community applications of these new technologies are changing the way we protect water resources and the environment.

As in past years, there will also be a special session on “Onsite A to Z” for those individuals new to the field and a “Vendor Training” session featuring innovative technologies from our exhibitors.


The conference will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton, CT.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at the current federal per diem rate of $105 + tax.

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road, Route 117
Groton, CT 06340

The NEIWPCC Onsite Short Course group room block is currently open and closes at 4pm on Monday March 11, 2019.

It is preferable to make your hotel reservation directly through:

Otherwise, please call the group reservations line: (877) 901-6632 and request “NEIWPCC Onsite Short Course” group room block.

All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, supplied at the time of reservation. Guest check-in time is 4:00pm; check-out time is 11:00pm.

Individuals are required to cancel reservations at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a charge including one night’s room rate plus tax. Individuals can cancel by calling the hotel directly at (860) 446-2600 or by calling Marriott Reservations at (866) 449-7390.

If you have any questions or concerns about making reservations, please contact Kathleen Kolva (NEIWPCC Events Coordinator) at (978) 349-2048 or

Parking Information: Complimentary on-site parking. Valet parking, fee $5.00 daily. Three electric car charging stations available (complimentary).

Area Info:

20% Discount to the Red Door Salon & Spa at the Mystic Marriott: please reference the code located on the bottom of the flyer.


A field trip will also be offered on Thursday, April 4, to three facilities employing membrane filtration treatment technology:

  1. Guilford Commons (1919 Boston Post Road): a facility installed in 2016 employing a membrane filtration system, with recycling of wastewater to toilets and urinals. This project is known locally as “the rock pile” and has lateral sand filters to transmit the effluent.
  2. 66 High Street: this facility was constructed in 2017-2018 at a new residential development and employs top-of-the-line membrane filtration technology. This project will be interesting to discuss because of its location at the clean-up of an industrial site. Septic and EQ tanks are installed in the groundwater, and we will discuss the measures taken to ensure that there is no infiltration. The membrane filtration tanks are above ground and the inside of the tanks can be seen.  Treated wastewater is used to clean the membranes.
  3. Westbrook Outlet (314 Flat Rock Place): a facility installed over twenty years ago, also employing a membrane filtration system and with recycling of wastewater to toilets and urinals. We will be able to compare two very similar facilities, installed 20+ years apart, and see how the technology has evolved.

Breakfast will be served at the hotel and a boxed lunch will be included in the trip. The field trip group will travel via bus to the three facilities.


* subject to change *

9:00 Leave Mystic Marriott Hotel
10:00 – 11:00 Guilford Commons
11:10 – 12:15 66 High Street
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at Hammonasset State Park
1:45 – 2:45 Westbrook Outlets
2:45 – 3:10 Back to Mystic Marriott Hotel

Important Dates

February 28 – Early Bird rates end
March 11 – Hotel room block closes
March 15 – Registration Closes
March 15 – Attendee & Exhibitor Cancellation Deadline

2019 Planning Committee

Amanda Clark, CT DPH; Mary Clark, VT DEC; Kale Connerty, NEIWPCC; Antoanela Daha, CT DEEP; Ian Dombroski, EPA Region 1; Claire Golden, MassDEP; Tom Groves, NEIWPCC; Dennis Hallahan, Infiltrator; Justin Jobin, Suffolk County NY; John Murphy, MassDEP; Dan Ottenheimer, Oakson/Mill River Consulting; Paul Spina, NEIWPCC; Drew Youngs, NEIWPCC


Thank you to our sponsors!