Coronavirus and NEIWPCC

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Coronavirus and NEIWPCC

Last updated May 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm.


We are working hard to ensure our operations run as safely and as normally as possible. Most of the staff out of our headquarters office in Lowell, Massachusetts is working remotely. A limited number of employees continue essential in-office activities, in accordance with all Massachusetts safety and social distancing guidelines. Please communicate to our staff via email as much as possible.

All other NEIWPCC employees are following their respective state protocols. Most are working remotely.

Wastewater and Onsite Training Calendar

All NEIWPCC and JETCC trainings scheduled now through May 31 are being canceled or rescheduled. We are updating our training calendar accordingly and communicating with those involved.


Conferences, workgroup meetings, and other discretionary gatherings, scheduled and hosted by NEIWPCC over the next several months are being postponed, held virtually, or canceled.

National Tanks Conference
Originally scheduled for September 22-24, 2020

  • The National Tanks Conference has been postponed to September 21-23, 2021. The conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will include a pre-conference workshop on September 20.
  • Instead we will be offering a series of webinars in 2020 based on the themes planned for this year’s now-postponed conference. Visit the National Tanks conference page for more information.

May Meeting of NEIWPCC’s Executive Committee and Commissioners
Originally scheduled for May 7-8, 2020

  • We have canceled the May 2020 EC&C Meeting. Our next meeting will be hosted on September 10-11, 2020 at the Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, ME.
  • We are working to secure locations for our 2021 meetings.

Long Island Sound Community-Based Social Marketing Workshop
Originally scheduled for April 28-29, 2020

  • We have canceled the spring 2020 workshop. We are working with our partners to reschedule for fall 2020.

Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
Originally scheduled for April 23-24, 2020

  • We have canceled this year’s Annual Nonpoint Source Conference. The 2021 conference will be held April 22-23, 2021, in Woodstock, Vermont. Visit the conference page for more information.
  • We continue to serve NPS practitioners and policymakers through remote workgroup meetings, conference calls, and our publications and other services.

NEIWPCC Annual All Staff Meeting
Originally scheduled for March 26-27, 2020

  • We have postponed the 2020 Annual All Staff Meeting. The meeting will be held on November 12-13, 2020 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford, MA.

Keeping You Informed

NEIWPCC is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, colleagues, and communities. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, NEIWPCC has adopted precautionary measures, effective immediately for all NEIWPCC staff, including those outside of Massachusetts.

We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and update this website with further information as available.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.