Have a creative, innovative,
Enter WEF's 2013
Operator Ingenuity Contest
Entries due by May 31
2013 Operations Challenge
Volatile Solids Win Division I, IFM Wins Division II
Photos - More Coming Soon
Free Bus Trip to WEFTEC Exhibition
A bus from each OWEA Section, Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Details and Registration
2013 Technical Conference
June 18-20, 2013
Early Bird Registration Ends May 27th!
The Ohio Water Environment Association
OWEA invites you to participate as a 2013 Sponsor. Earn points! Program details and sign up
WEFTEC Offers Complimentary Exhibition Access and OWEA Provides Free Bus Transportation for Members
Registration to attend the Technical Exhibition at WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago is complimentary! In order to get the complimentary rate, attendees must register online in advance of the show.
Register online at www.weftec.org and sign up for the free OWEA bus transportation.
Congratulations OWEA Ohio Stockholm Junior Water Prize and Ohio Science Day Winners
Ms. Alyssa P. Armstrong, Ohio Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner
Ms. Karin Oh, $1000 Scholarship Winner
Ms. Bluye' B. DeMessie, $500 Award Winner
Ms. Charles M. Campbell, $300 Award Winner
Mr. Anastasia S. Johnson, $200 Award Winner
Photos and Project Titles
176 Attend OWEA Government Affairs Workshop
Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally, the opening speaker, addressed a full house at the March 7, 2013 Government Affairs Workshop. George Elmaraghy, Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water, followed the Director, providing the audience the latest in Ohio EPA updates.
(l-r) John Owen, GAW Workshop Chair (Ohio EPA), Dale Kocarek, GA Committee Chair (Stantec), Scott Nally, Director (Ohio EPA), Tom Angelo, President OWEA (City of Warren), George Elmaraghy, Chief (Ohio EPA DSW).
The strong speaker line-up continued with topics NPDES Permitting, WEF Government Affairs Updates, Planning CSO's, and Guidelines for Water Reuse from USEPA.
(l-r) Daniel Murray (US EPA), MaryLynn Lodor (MSDGC), Amanda Waters (WEF), Elizabeth Toot-Levy (NEORSD), Steve Haughey (Frost Brown Todd LLC) and not pictured Stuart Bruny (ORSANCO).
Are You Following OWEA?
Starting January 2013, OWEA followers can expect a targeted increase in Public Outreach posts via all OWEA Social Media sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). This initiative is designed to provide membership with valuable information related to the industry and to build a stronger social connection to its audience. Briefs will include Regulatory Updates, Water Quality Outreach and Education, Ops Optimization Articles, and Job Postings/Event Announcements. We hope that this initiative is well-received by all! Thank you.
Investment in Water Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Drives Innovation, and Safeguards Public Health
During this partisan election season, a rare opportunity exists to stand together to support a truly bipartisan cause that affects every American – that cause is the desperate need to invest in our nation’s crumbling water infrastructure. The widespread deterioration of America’s water and wastewater infrastructure is reaching a critical stage. With this crisis comes incredible opportunity - forty years of data, experience and expert studies undeniably demonstrate that investing in water infrastructure creates jobs and boosts the nation’s economy. If we fail to invest in water infrastructure, we do so at our own peril. Congress and the President must make investment in water infrastructure a national priority. Voters need to ask elected officials and political candidates what they intend to do to address these needs and ask our leaders to commit to making water investment a top priority. (read more)
Support Clean Water Funding Initiatives
Ohio is in a unique position to help raise the national awareness for this issue because we are a swing state in the upcoming presidential election. We hope that you can encourage your community to support a resolution that speaks to the need of national funding programs for water infrastructure. The resolution (linked below) is a draft that can be modified to fit your community’s needs.
Read President Tom Angelo's full message on how you can help with this effort.
Message from Tom Angelo Resolution
Please complete OWEA's Brief Questionnaire
Submit a Roll Call Announcement
Were you promoted to a new position or did you recently change your place of employment? Let your colleagues know in the Roll Call section of the next Buckeye Bulletin. Complete the Roll Call Submission Form.
(Announcements published for OWEA members. Not a member yet? Memberships available.)
WEF Encourages Water Infrastructure Investment Discussion
Investment and Innovation in Water Infrastructure creates jobs and should be a priority for the next President and Congress.
Today, our nation faces a crossroads similar to one we successfully navigated forty years ago. In October, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the US Clean Water Act. This landmark legislation was approved with bi-partisan support, and we have made remarkable progress toward the law’s goal of restoring our nation’s lakes, rivers, and streams. There is a growing consensus, however, that unless we significantly increase our investment in water infrastructure, we risk a reversal of this progress. read full article by WEF Government Affairs Counsel, Amanda J. Waters
US EPA Final Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule
EPA has issued a final rule to approve several new or revised analytical methods, or test procedures, for measuring regulated pollutants in wastewater. Please vist the EPA website for more info.
2012 Operations Challenge
Congratulations to the 2012 Ohio Operations Challenge Teams: Regulators (Ohio EPA/NWDO) Division I Winner, Wastewater Rangers (City of Bowling Green) Division II Winner, and City of Miamisburg Team Division II Second Place.
Be a Voice for Water
Tell a friend, tell a neighbor, tell the world what water’s worth to you!
Welcome to WATER’S WORTH IT, a new messaging campaign from the Water Environment Federation that aims to raise awareness about the value and importance of water, water-related issues, and the water profession. We encourage you to learn more about this exciting new effort and how you can help WEF be a voice for water.
OWEA Raises Public Awareness of Proper Disposal
of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products