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Intro to Lab Analysis

Intro to Lab Analysis

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)

* Registration open until 2/6/23 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Class Description:

This class will cover MEPDES sampling requirements for permit compliance and present an overview of lab testing for common wastewater parameters including pH, BOD, residual chlorine, microbiology (e-coli, enterococci, fecal coliform), settleable solids, and total suspended solids (TSS). 

Class Fee: $60 Members | $80 Non-Members

State Agency Approval:
Maine BLWSO: 2.0 TCHs for Water Operators
Maine DEP: 2.0 TCHs for Wastewater Operators


Judy Bruenjes, DEP Sr. Environmental Engineer

Judy received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.  She has worked in commercial testing labs, with the Massachusetts DEP, consulting firms, equipment vendors, and had her own environmental training company before starting with the Maine DEP in 2014.

Judy’s position with the DEP includes providing technical assistance for wastewater plants and laboratories, overseeing the Wastewater Operator certification and DMR-QA programs, and developing and presenting training programs to operators and analysts. She enjoys working with operators to solve wastewater operational and process control problems. Judy is currently helping manage the LD1911 Effluent PFAS Sampling project.

Galen Nickerson, DEP Compliance Inspector

Brett Goodrich, DEP Technical Assistance

Brett Goodrich joined the MEDEP in August of 2018. He is part of the DEP’s Compliance and Technical Assistance Unit, with a focus on data management and technical assistance. He also serves as the NetDMR and DMR-QA coordinator for the State of Maine. Prior to joining the DEP, he worked at a commercial testing laboratory for 19 years performing microbiological testing on drinking water and wastewater. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology.

Fred Gallant, DEP Compliance Inspector

Fred has been a MEPDES compliance inspector in the Bureau of Water Quality for a little over 17 years. 


Note: Zoom connection information will be sent to each registrant one day prior to the session date.

Connection options:

  • Call dial-in number provided in Zoom email invitation
  • Connect with your computer by clicking on link in Zoom email invitation
  • If your computer does not have a microphone, you’ll need to both call in to listen and be heard and connect with your computer to view the PowerPoint presentation.

For questions about registration, please contact our Marketing Manager, Amanda Brill, via (207) 737-4092 ex. 423 or

For questions about session details, please contact our Education Director, Andrew Snowman, via (207) 530-6073 or

CANCELLATION POLICY: Individuals registered for one of MRWA’s training classes or seminars will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of cancellation at least five business days prior to the class. Anyone contacting MRWA to cancel enrollment in a class will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact us at 207-737-4092 as soon as possible.