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Advancing Clean Water Since 1947

On July 31st NEIWPCC was formed by an Act of Congress to tackle water quality issues across the Northeast. Learn more about our accomplishments.

NEIWPCC’s Role and Impact on Clean Water

What does 75 years of working on clean water issues look like? Learn more with this new video.

Commissioners Weigh In

In this video series, NEIWPCC commissioners share their perspectives on the anniversary and role of NEIWPCC in advancing clean water.

Register for Training

We’re offering live, virtual wastewater trainings where attendees can earn Training Contact Hours (TCHs). See our calendar to register.

National Tanks Conference

Registration is now open for the 27th National Tanks Conference & Exposition!  The conference will be held Sept. 13-15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

US Symposium on Harmful Algae

Registration is now open for the 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae! The event is set for Oct. 23-28 in Albany, N.Y. Learn more here.

Photo credit Wolfgang Vogelbein.

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National Tanks Conference @ Wyndham Grand Hotel
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Historically held every three years, the event brings together hundreds of UST/LUST professionals, including tank inspectors; cleanup specialists; state, tribal, and territorial employees; federal regulators; and industry representatives to network and learn about emerging issues, policy, equipment, and many other topics. Visit the event webpage for all event updates including Call for Abstracts, registration, and other event happenings, include a pre-conference workshop to be held on September 12, 2022.

Pump-a-Palooza! @ Westford Regency
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

Join us for our first-ever Pump-a-Palooza event on October 19-20, 2022.

This two-day regional extravaganza combines a
virtual training on pump basics on Oct. 19, followed by a
full-day, in-person training and exhibition on Oct. 20.

Pump-a-Palooza offers demonstration, hands-on exhibition,
and face-to-face networking for water and wastewater
operators. Pump manufacturers and representatives from
across the industry will display different types of pumps with
the goal of teaching attendees: 1) the internal parts and
mechanics of a pump and how they work, 2) the many
different types of pumps and their associated applications, 3)
the benefits and limitations of varying types of pumps, and 4)
how to read pump curves and properly size a pump. Vendors
will also showcase the latest and greatest in pump
technology with outdoor displays and demonstrations. Don’t
miss this unique training and networking opportunity!

Click here to register!

11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae @ Hilton Albany
Oct 23 – Oct 28 all-day

The theme for the U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae is Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore.” From freshwater to marine systems, the prevalence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) is a national environmental challenge, and solutions are needed. Celebrating this event in New York – the only state with Great Lake shorelines, marine coasts, and the diverse range of ecosystems between these extremes – creates an ideal setting to discuss progress in understanding algal bloom ecology and the solutions necessary to prevent and reduce HABs.

This conference is open to all registrants. Attendees will include national representatives and researchers from academia; state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; and watershed organizations. Registration will open in Spring 2022.

The symposium is coordinated by NEIWPCC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Geological Survey with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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Our Programs

NEIWPCC is a not-for-profit interstate agency that serves and assists our states by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation, developing resources that foster progress on water and wastewater issues, representing the region in matters of federal policy, training environmental professionals, initiating scientific research projects, educating the public, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.
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Where Do We Serve?

Watersheds cross political boundaries. So do we. In addition to region-wide work at our Lowell, Massachusetts, headquarters, NEIWPCC manages or supports programs and environmental training in its seven member states. Many programs focus on a particular watershed or area. Learn More >

Additional NEIWPCC employees work in state offices across the region. Learn More >

Maine Training

NEIWPCC’s JETCC program trains and accredits wastewater operators in the state of Maine. Go>

Massachusetts Training

NEIWPCC trains and accredits wastewater operators and soil and septic inspectors in Massachusetts. Go>

Lake Champlain Basin Program

The Lake Champlain Basin Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the lake. Go>

Long Island Sound Study

The Long Island Sound Study Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the sound. Go>

Hudson River Programs

In the Hudson Valley, two linked programs run and fund research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the Hudson estuary watershed. Go>

What Are the Issues?

Commercial and residential growth have combined to produce an abundance of pollutants that often flow unchecked into lakes, rivers, and bays. See below for the primary environmental issues of our region.