Source Water Protection workshop, April 15-16 (Wells, ME)

Southern Maine Source Water Protection and Collaboration Workshop
April 15 and 16, 2009 in Wells, ME

Are you interested in learning more about how to monitor and protect your town’s drinking water supplies?

Workshop Agenda – Prelimianry Draft (PDF file)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maine Drinking Water Program, the University of Maine George Mitchell Center, and the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve would like to invite you to discuss local protection projects, explore new techniques for water quality monitoring, meet with local representatives, and learn where to find funding. The workshop is designed to offer an opportunity for local municipal officials and planners, land trust representatives, watershed council members, water system owners and operators, and other individuals who are interested in solving drinking water resource protection problems to get to know each other and collaborate (i.e., consistent with the Protecting Our Children’s Water, 2005 to 2025 project of Southern Maine).

The workshop will include one day of presentations and working sessions at the Wells Reserve and one day of in-the-field training and discussion. The field portion of the program will consist of visits to: the Sanford Airport well fields, the Maine Turnpike widening project area, and the Kennebunk- Kennebunkport-Wells (KKW) water treatment plant.

Featured speakers include staff members of the University of Southern Maine Environmental Finance Center, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Trust for Public Land, the York Land Trust, EPA New England, the University of Maine, and the Maine Drinking Water Program.

The workshop is free and low cost housing is available (on a limited basis). Certified Operator training contact hours are included for Drinking Water Treatment Plant operators. For more information on housing please contact: Cayce Dalton at the Wells Estuarine Reserve at (207) 646-1980 or email at cayce@wellsnerr.org to specify when you will require overnight accommodation.

The workshop will be held at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells, ME.

To register for the workshop, please contact:

Mr. Chi Ho Sham
The Cadmus Group, Inc.
57 Water Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-673-7156 Fax: 617-673-7356
Email: CSham@cadmusgroup.com

Please provide your name, affiliation, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address in an email message, a fax, or a letter, along with your plan to attend only one day (please specific day 1 or day 2) of the workshop or both days. Because of limited space, please be sure to register to save your space.