Help Wanted
OWEA Seeking Full Time Office Assistant
See this position and more on OWEA's Job Board

Plant Ops Workshop

Plant Ops & Lab Analysis Workshop
Wednesday, October 21 - Thursday, October 22
Registration and Information

2015 Collection Systems Hands-On Workshops
4 Contact Hours  |  $20  |  3 Dates  | 3 Locations
SW - Cincinnati, Oct 15,  SE - Columbus, Oct 29
NW - Bowling Green, Nov 5

Information and Registration
Deer Creek
2015 Watershed Workshop at OSU
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Registration and Information

The Ohio Water Environment Association

The Ohio Water Environment Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association that provides technical education and training for Ohio water quality professionals who clean water and return it safely to the environment. OWEA's nearly 2000 members are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our most precious natural resource ... WATER. (more about OWEA)
Water's Worth It

2015 Sponsor Program details
2015 Workshop and Conference Calls for Abstracts

News You Can Use - Water Related Information & Events

Opportunity for Contact Hours During Month of October 2015
The Ohio State University (OSU) is conducting a Job Analysis Workshop and looking to put together a last minute panel of operators. If you are a certified Water Supply Operator who is responsible for overseeing a Class 3 public water system, then you can volunteer to help in this endeavor. OSU would need a panel on Thursday and Friday, October 22nd and 23rd.  Participants in the panel will be given 12.75 contact hours with the designation "OM".  If you are interested in participating in the panel or have questions, please email Andrew Barienbrock or call (614) 728-1216.
WEFTEC Bus Trips for Members Cancelled
This year the registration numbers were not sufficient to send charter buses to WEFTEC. The difficult decision was made to cancel the bus trips. If you have any ideas on how OWEA can make this trip more attractive, interesting, and possible for members in the future, please email your ideas to, call us at 614.488.5800, or contact an Executive Committee member or your Section Delegate to discuss.

Great Lakes Legislative Alert Legislative Alert - Great Lakes
Section 428 of S. 1645 would require all publicly-owned wastewater treatment agencies that discharge directly or indirectly to the Great Lakes to eliminate all combined sewer overflows (CSO), including those discharged in compliance with a CSO Long Term Control Plan (LTCP); and, it would prohibit agencies from discharging blended effluent that otherwise meets standards established in an agency's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit during peak wet weather events. WEF and NACWA are encouranging you to contact your members of Congress regarding this bill.  You can find more info and letter templates at Great Lakes Legislation Resources.

If you are a direct or indirect discharger to the Great Lakes, please fill out the Great Lakes Discharger SurveyVisit OWEA's Government-Regulatory Affairs information page for  updates.


Bluye DeMessie Bluyé DeMessie - 2015 Ohio SJWP Winner
Mr. Bluyé DeMessie was was selected as Ohio's 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner. Bluyé will compete at the National Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition June 19-20 in Herndon, Virginia.

Bluyé is a seond time Ohio winner and was selected as a Runner Up at the National Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition in 2014. His 2015 paper is titled "Sustainable Water Cleaning System for Point-of-Use Household Application in Developing Countries to Remove Microorganisms and Heavy Metals from Drinking Water."  DeMessie is a senior at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio and has been accepted to five Ivy League schools.

OWEA Royal & Blue Polo Shirt OWEA Royal & White Polos in Stock - Order Yours Now
UltraClub Adult Cool & Dry Mesh Sport Two-Tone Polo
Control your comfort with this two-tone mesh performance polo that will keep you cool and dry. Visit OWEA's Online Store or call 614.488.5800.
  • 100% polyester moisture-wicking mesh
  • UPF 40 sun protection
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Contrast tipping on knit collar
  • Hemmed sleeves
  • Contrast side panels
  • Tagless
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Are You Following OWEA?
OWEA Social Media group is focusing on 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.
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.)
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



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