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Work Arounds – A Case Study of the Wells Sanitary District

Work Arounds – A Case Study of the Wells Sanitary District

Thursday, March 2, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

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* Registration open until 2/7/23 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Class Description:

We all do work arounds in the water and wastewater industry. Which ones are truly necessary and which ones are not? A former superintendent once said, “there is never enough time to do it right, but there is always enough time to do it over”. Nick will present a variety of work arounds at Wells Sanitary District and ask the class about their experiences. The question is this – how low should our tolerance for work arounds be? Some are just a nuisance, some are annoying, and some are onerous - taking too much effort and time.

Class Fee: $90 Members | $120 Non-Members

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


Nick Rico – Wells Sanitary District

Nick is a professional engineer with degrees in chemical and civil engineering.  He worked as a consultant for 12 years, spent 2 years in construction management for the City of Portland, and worked for 15 years at Kennebunk Sewer District doing project management and operations.  He became Superintendent at Wells Sanitary District in 2015.  His legacy includes a grease interceptor that Genest Precast named in his honor. 


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.

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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

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