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The Wastewater Advisory Committee (WAC)

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

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Wastewater Pipeline
Inspection and Maintenance
March 3, 2016



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MEETING SCHEDULE, MINUTES AND AGENDAS
Schedule | Minutes | Agendas

DOCUMENTS OF NOTE

Video: What is Deer Island?
(WAC YouTube Page)

September 15, 2016

More Docs of Note
WAC ON TOUR

Secretary Richard Sullivan presented the MWRA's Education Program and Meg Tabacsko with the Secretary's Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education, after WAC nominated her. Ria Convery, special assistant to the Executive Director, accepted the award for Meg.  Pictured (L-R): Secretary Sullivan, Andreae Downs, WAC executive director, Ria Convery,  WAC member Mary Adelstein, Mark Sylvia, commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources and Robin Organ, chair, Secretary's Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education.

On May 6, 2014, EOEA Secretary Richard Sullivan presented the MWRA's Education Program and Meg Tabacsko with the Secretary's Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education, after WAC nominated her. More information

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP
Taber Keally, WAC Chairman, Neponset River Watershed Association
Craig A. Allen, Vice Chairman, Commonwealth Research Group
Andreae Downs, Executive Director
Mary Adelstein, Citizen Advocate
Wayne Chouinard, Town Engineer, Arlington
Adriana Cillo, Educational Programs Coordinator, Boston Water and Sewer Commission
Zhanna Davidovitz, MIT Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Office
James Guiod, MWRA Advisory Board
Karen Golmer, Managing Director, Water-Strategies, llc; Treasurer, New England Water Innovation Network
Stephen Greene,
Howland-Greene Consulting, LLC
Karen Lachmayr,
Harvard University
Beth Miller, Beth C. Miller, P.E.,  American Society for Quality
Martin Pillsbury, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Dan Winograd, Woodard & Curran
If you are interested in becoming a member of WAC, please contact Andreae Downs

The MWRA Board of Directors created WAC in 1990 to offer independent recommendations on wastewater policies and programs. WAC’s mission is to be an independent public forum for holistic discussion of wastewater issues. Membership is designed to reflect the knowledge and interest of major affected constituencies: engineering and construction, environmental advocacy, planning, academic research, and business.

What is WAC?

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Meetings

The committee meets monthly. except for July and August, unless timely response is needed (watch the schedule page for the next meeting).

The agenda is geared to provide timely recommendations to the Board of Directors and MWRA staff on policy, project plans, program initiatives, and public concerns. Current areas of focus are the handling of residuals, sustainability and maintenance. WAC is an independent voice in these areas.

A diverse group of participants, including MWRA staff, representatives of environmental agencies and organizations as well as municipal officials attend meetings. Interested citizens also participate. The meetings involve lively discussions as a result of diverse opinions, leading to recommendations that capture the spirit of that diversity.


Contact

Andreae Downs
Wastewater Advisory Committee,
Charlestown Navy Yard,
100 First Ave. Boston, MA 02129
Tel.: (617) 788-4436

Treatment Plant Startup Event

Checking under the hood at the Deer Island Treatment Plant Startup event.

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Updated March 13, 2017