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2021, 10-21-21 Fall Forum, Zoom
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
Category: Events

Purple Glass Water 

Fall Forum

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 8:15 - 11:15

Location: Online (Zoom)

Topics of Interest for Water & Wastewater Utilities

**Training contact hours are available for both water and wastewater operators**


Meeting Sponsored by MWWA Vice Presidential Sponsors
Environmental Partners, F.W. Webb Company
H.R. Prescott & Sons
Ti-SALES, Stiles Co.
Tim Zanelli Excavating


Presented in conjunction with: 
Massachusetts Water Environment Association & Middlesex/Worcester County Waterworks Association  


Virtual Meeting via ZOOM (The meeting link will be emailed to registrants a couple days in advance of the meeting)

Meeting cost is $50/member of MWWA, MWEA and MWC and $75/non-member


8:15 - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction of Sponsors

8:30 - 9:00 AM


“Ransomware Attack and Recovery”

  • Peter Hunt, Chief Information Officer, Boston Water & Sewer Commission

9:00 - 9:30 AM



“Panel Discussion: Employee Recruitment & Retention Strategies”

  • Jeff Kalmes, Billerica Water Resource Recovery Facility
  • Dan Pelletier, Harwich Water Department
  • Katherine Shea, Springfield Water & Sewer Commission


9:30 - 9:45 AM



9:45 - 10:15 AM


“Procurement Best Practices – Understanding 30B Requirements”

  • Office of the Massachusetts Inspector General
10:15 -10:45 AM  


“Understanding Quality Based Selection & Implementation Case Study”

  • Erik Atkins & Peter Valinski, American Council of Engineering Companies of MA
  • Peter Boria, Town of Charlton


10:45 - 11:00 AM


Questions, Assessments, and Evaluations


11:00 - 11:15 AM


Recognition of Long Term Members

Register me to the 2021 Fall Forum

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Meet & Greet:  Are you a new member or have you never been to a meeting before?  Are you a new member or have you never been to a meeting before?  We invite you to come into Zoom early at 7:45 AM where we will put you in a breakout room to meet some of our past presidents and learn more about the association.

TCHs: Attendees will have an opportunity to obtain 2 TCHs for this program.  Participants must attend at least 90% of the program and complete all virtual training protocols to receive TCHs.  *NOTE:  If you have multiple attendees participating on one device in the same room, you must contact Emily Poma at [email protected] at least two days in advance to obtain proctor materials.

Important notice:

Photograph and Information Release:  Photographs will be taken at this event. By registering for this event you agree to allow MWWA to use your photo in any MWWA-related publication or social media site.