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, Mass. Some sessions may be held at other locations throughout the state. Topics may include:

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

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. The 2022/2023 class is underway.

COVID-19 Policy

NEIWPCC is committed to providing an event environment that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community. It is recommended that all individuals who participate in NEIWPCC events be fully vaccinated, however, this is no longer a requirement to attend.

We encourage attendees to take CDC recommendations and their individual circumstances into account when making a decision about preventative actions. By voluntarily choosing to attend NEIWPCC events, participants assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19.

Attendees should NOT participate in NEIWPCC events if they display any symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within ten (10) days of the event must test negative prior to attending.