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2019 10-3-19, Roadway Deicing, Westborough
Thursday, October 03, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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Course ID # MWWA 19-007

Wastewater Approval # BC-2019-3428

The course will include several case studies of Massachusetts communities on how road salt has impacted source water quality and the challenges it presents when striving for compliance with drinking water standards.   There will also be a discussion on past practices of roadway deicing and what new technologies and strategies can be used to achieve a balance between safe roads and protecting water supplies.  This course is approved for 3.0 TCH (Training Contact Hours).

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the history of roadway deicing.
  • Understand the impact on water quality and water treatment
  • Explore the emerging technologies and practices available to keep roadways safe and minimize adverse impacts on public water supplies

 LOCATION:    Mass Fisheries & Wildlife, Cronin Building (Room 108)
1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough, MA 01581

DATE:             Thursday, October 3, 2019

TIME:               8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


8:00 – 8:15 AM

Registration & Introductions


8:15 – 8:30 AM

The History of Roadway Deicing (Joe Duggan,  Wellesley Water & Sewer, retired Superintendent)


8:30 – 9:15 AM

The Impacts of Chloride on Water Quality & Treatment (Lenny MacKoul, P.E.  Aquagenics Inc.)


9:15 – 10:00 AM

Cambridge Reservoir – Case Study (Dave Kaplan, Watershed Manager, City of Cambridge)


10:00 – 10:15 AM



10:15 – 11:45 AM

Deicing Options Available and Community Case Studies

Michael Smith, Technical Specialist, Baystate Roads

Marc Valenti, Manager of Operations. Lexington DPW

Richard Barret, Superintendent Westford DPW


11:45 AM–12:00 PM

Conclusions, Assessment Questions & Course Evaluations

MWWA/UAP Members: $75  Non-Members: $135

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Participants must attend 90% of the program and complete a session evaluation form to be eligible for TCHs.  TCHs and Course Certifications will not be issued until full payment is received.

To register online, please click 10-3-19, Roadway Deicing

To mail/fax back registration, please click  HERE for the event flyer.

Contact: Daniel Laprade, [email protected], 413-883-7030