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Wastewater Emerging Contaminants

Wastewater Emerging Contaminants

Thursday, January 19, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)

* Registration open until 1/18/23 at 5:00 PM ()

Event Details

Class Description:

Emerging Contaminants, or Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), is a term used by water quality professionals to describe pollutants that have been detected in water bodies, that may cause ecological or human health impacts, and typically are not regulated under current environmental laws. Sources of these pollutants include agriculture, urban runoff and ordinary household products (such as soaps and disinfectants) and pharmaceuticals that are disposed to sewage treatment plants and subsequently discharged to surface waters. 

During this class we will be discussing Microplastics and PFAS.

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 9:00am - 12:15pm
This session accounts for a 15 minute break.

Class Fee: Free (Sponsored by USDA Rural Development)

State Agency Approval:
Maine DEP: 3 TCHs for Wastewater Operators


Heather Jennings, is a registered professional Civil Engineer and serves as a Senior Project Engineer for Probiotic Solutions®, owned by Bio Huma Netics. Heather has over 18 years' experience in project management, environmental programs, municipal and industrial facility system analysis, and design for both municipal water and wastewater systems. Heather has additional experience in permitting on both state and federal levels. Heather is responsible for managing sales and research efforts of Probiotic Solutions® wastewater treatment products and services. Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.


This session will be held at the Paris Utility District in Paris, ME and virtually via Zoom. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can take attendance. A 15 minute break is built in to the class and refreshments will be provided.

For virtual attendees, a Zoom link will be sent out via email one day before class starts. Please indicate upon registration whether you plan to attend virutally or in-person.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 Wastewater Specialist, Chris Pangman, via (207) 737-9063

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.