We are a regional commission focused on the Northeast states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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.
Additional NEIWPCC employees work in state offices across the region.
Long Island Sound Study
The Long Island Sound Study Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the sound.
NEIWPCC trains and accredits wastewater operators and soil and septic inspectors in Massachusetts.
NEIWPCC’s JETCC program trains and accredits wastewater operators in the state of Maine.
Lake Champlain Basin Program
The Lake Champlain Basin Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the lake.
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.
Watersheds do not always fit neatly within state boundaries, and there are many environmental similarities across our member states. Recognizing the need for regional coordination, NEIWPCC was established by an Act of Congress in 1947 as an interstate commission. Our work includes supporting our Program Partners, and coordinating Maine and Massachusetts training programs.
Learn more about our impact in each member state in our annual State Summaries.