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Training & Renewals | Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training

The Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program, sponsored by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association, is seeking applicants for the class of 2017. This one-year management training program has been revamped and is designed to develop essential skills to propel candidates into management positions.

The classes for the Management Training Program are anticipated to begin in February of 2017. The program will be based on the successful management training programs that NEIWPCC has been involved with in Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Participants will meet once a month for twelve months, addressing a new topic each month.

As space is limited and many operators are expected to apply to this program, NEIWPCC urges wastewater operators to apply early. Candidates must complete the application form and return it to NEIWPCC. The program will cost $750 and will be billed at a later date.

The program requires that participants, with the support of their facilities, make firm commitments to attend each of the twelve monthly meetings. Attendance at each class is mandatory in order to complete the program. The program will total approximately 72 training contact hours.

Program Details: Classes will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. Most sessions will be held at the Richard Alden Training Facility in Millbury, MA. Some sessions may be held at other locations throughout the state. Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Working with the Media
  • NPDES Permitting & State Regulations
  • Engineering Design & Blueprint Reading
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Performance Management
  • Safety in Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Asset Management
  • Laboratory Procedures & Microbiology
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Job Shadowing
*Lecture topics are subject to change

Management Training Schedule

As part of the Massachusetts Management Training Program students will use to complete the Office of Water Programs, California State University‚Äź Sacramental Course "Manage for Success - Effective Utility Leadership practices" textbook.

Program Costs: The cost of the program is $750. This cost will include the required textbook and all handout materials.

Program Application & Selection Process: The application for the program can be found here. Candidates can be nominated by their superintendents or self-nominated. Pertinent work experience and education should be included. Students and their WWTP need to make a firm commitment to attend each of the monthly sessions.
Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2016. For more information, contact Ben Smith at (978) 349-2524 or

Management Candidate Application





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