All individuals who enter NEIWPCC offices during business hours are required to be fully vaccinated.


Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program

2022/2023 Program – This one-year management training program is designed to develop essential skills to propel candidates into management positions.

The Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program is sponsored by NEIWPCC, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Water Environment Association.

The program is based on the successful management training programs in Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Participants meet once a month for twelve months, addressing a new topic each month. The 2019/2020 program graduated 21 qualified operators.

With the support of their facilities, the program requires that participants make firm commitments to attend each of the twelve-monthly meetings. Attendance at each class is mandatory to complete the program and earn 72 training contact hours.

Program Details: Classes are typically held on the same day of each month (e.g., 2nd Wednesday) at the Richard Alden Training Facility in Millbury, MA. Some sessions may be held at other locations throughout the state. Topics may include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Performance Management
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Safety in Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Working with the Media
  • Asset Management
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • NPDES Permitting & State Regulations
  • Laboratory Procedures & Micro Biology
  • Engineering Design & Blueprint Reading
  • Job Shadowing

Example – 2019/2020 Wastewater Management Training Schedule

Program Costs: The cost of the program is $800 which includes the Office of Water Programs, California State University ‐ Sacramento “Manage for Success: Effective Utility Leadership Practices” textbook and all handout materials.

COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Sessions: NEIWPCC is committed to providing an event that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community.  NEIWPCC requires all individuals who participate to be fully vaccinated in order to attend. Candidates must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the first class. Accepted proof of vaccination includes the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital photograph of the vaccination card. To protect confidential information, NEIWPCC will not maintain copies of these documents, and any records provided will be discarded.

Program Application & Selection Process: Candidates can be nominated by their supervisors or self-nominated. Complete and submit the management candidate application including relevant work experience and education. Students and their WWTP need to make a firm commitment to attend each of the monthly sessions. Date Extended: Deadline for applications for the 2022/2023 class is August 31, 2022.


Contact Information

For more information, contact NEIWPCC at (978) 323-7929 or