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The Wastewater Treatment Committee is the recognized source of information on wastewater treatment, and advances knowledge of wastewater treatment and the wastewater treatment profession by education and outreach to our members, utility customers and the general public.



The Wastewater Treatment Committee will provide value to our colleagues and the public through education, training and increased awareness of wastewater treatment technology and the associated regulations and policies that impact them in order to protect water quality, public health and the environment.



The Wastewater Treatment Committee has established the following goals:

  • Provide opportunities for continuing education and technical advancement of water professionals;
  • Promote the exchange of information between the regulatory community, utilities, operators, end-users, academia, engineers and consultants;
  • Identify common goals and challenges and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information;
  • Follow the development and implementation of new regulations and technologies;
  • Identify opportunities to provide services to rural utilities and operators and obtain feedback; and
  • Increase our visibility in local schools and public interest groups, to advance our profession.



  • Maintain an active, diverse and energized Committee membership.
  • Solicit papers and presentations for the Annual AZ Water Association Conference and AZ Water Association lunchtime seminar series.
  • Coordinate with national organizations (e.g. Water Environment Federation) on wastewater treatment specialty conferences.
  • Develop and prepare articles on wastewater treatment topics for the Kachina News.
  • Develop and maintain an active and dynamic site on the AZ Water Association website.
  • Provide tours of facilities to enhance education on and information about basic and innovative approaches to treating various types of wastewaters.
  • Utilize information technology to advance the educational and outreach responsibilities of the Association, including on-line meetings, webinars and webcasts.
  • Coordinate with other AZ Water Association Committees (e.g. Pretreatment, Biosolids and Residuals, and Reuse), as necessary.
  • Identify existing and cutting-edge wastewater treatment technologies that meet the diversity of needs of Arizona water services providers.
  • Work with the ADEQ to identify operators in rural communities to initiate an outreach program, to develop means of increasing the value of the association to our members, and receive feedback.
  • Work with the licensing board and the licensed operators to understand the standard test requirements, and offer training and education to operators in-state to assist in their preparation for the exams.
  • Promote wastewater treatment in a new light, one that views wastewater not as a waste, but as a resource, and the wastewater profession as providing value not just by preventing pollution but also by reclaiming resources and producing beneficial products.


Upcoming Events
Wastewater Treatment Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wastewater Treatment 2020 Technical Seminar
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Wastewater Treatment Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wastewater Treatment Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Jason Joynes
Vice Chair
Erin Daugherty
William Kenning
Siddharth Mazumdar
Michael D. Weber

more Events

7/17/2020 » 10/23/2020
2021 Conference Abstract Submissions (open until October 23)

10/3/2020 » 10/7/2020

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