The 2016 EPWPCOA Golf Tournament was held on October 14th at the Heidelberg Country Club.  We sold out with 36 teams and 144 players!  The proceeds benefited the Reading Food Bank and EPWPCOA.  

Congratulations to this year's winning team:
Steve Kerbaucher Ian Moore
Paul Kleema Tim Young

2nd Place Winners
Jim Broadbent Chris Lenton
Jim Cartafalsa Brian Newman

3rd Place Winners
Brett Beidler Jeff Lambert
Joe Dantas Steve Oehlert

Save the Date! 
The 2017 Golf Tournament will be held on October 13th, and will again be located at Heidelberg Country Club! Register early!!

1st Place Winners 
Pictured left to right:  Ian Moore, Steve Kerbaucher, and Tim Young

2nd Place Winners 
Pictured left to right:  Jim Broadbent, Chris Lenton, Brian Newman, and Jim Cartafalsa

We would like to thank the sponsors listed below for their support:

Hole Sponsors Sponsor
Entech Engineering, Inc. Gold
A.C. Schultes, Inc. Silver
AKA the Fence Company Silver
BGC, Inc. Water & Wastewater Services Silver
CDM Smith Silver
Kappe Associates Silver
Keystone Engineering Group, Inc. Silver
M.J. Reider Associates, Inc. Silver
Master Meter Silver
Parson Environmental Products, Inc. Silver
Riordan Materials Silver
Rockacy and Associates Silver
Star Pipe Products Silver
Suburban Testing Labs Silver
US Pipe & Foundry Silver
Fab-Crete, Inc. Bronze
Tri State Environmental Bronze
Working Dog Press Bronze

Event Sponsors
Miller Environmental Beverage Sponsor
Mueller Company Lunch Sponsor
SSM Group Hole-in-One Sponsor
Riordan Materials Hot Dog Sponsor
DELCORA Cart Sponsor
Exeter Supply Company, Inc. Breakfast Sponsor
US Pipe & Foundry Longest Drive
Riordan Materials Longest Putt
Epoxytec Putting Challenge
Charles Morrow & Associates Cup Sponsor

Additional Sponsors
A.C. Shultes, Inc.
Berks Fire Water Restorations
Ebert Engineering
Heidelberg Country Club
KCI Corporation
Kellenberger Excavating
SSM Group
On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Borough of Kutztown Wastewater Treatment Plant hosted the Quarterly Meeting & Plant Tour. The total number of Vendors & Sponsors this year was 79, and the sun was shining for the 227 people that attended the meeting.  Many thanks go out to Jarrad Burkert,
the Plant Manager, and his great staff, for hosting the event; the plant looked great. In particular, everybody loved those egg-shaped digesters, they are all they were cracked up to be, and that's no yoke.
A tasty lunch, business meeting, and awards ceremony followed the networking and plant tour. During lunch, my very excellent friend,  Justin J. Mendinsky, P.E., Water & Wastewater Project Manager at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc., gave a very informative presentation on Kutztown Borough's Anaerobic Digester Insulation Replacement Project.  
The awards ceremony was great and many hard-working, deserving individuals, groups and companies were recognized. Special thanks to Rebecca Pickering and Marykay for putting together the great-looking Awards Booklet. Phil Schwartz (that's me!) looked resplendent (look it up, I had to) in his suit with that blue shirt and purple tie thanks to his fashion coordinators, Past Presidents Gus Belmont and Chris Lenton.
Many thanks again to all vendors and sponsors, including the companies listed below:
Exeter Supply Company, Inc. - Breakfast Sponsor
Utility Services Group, Inc. - Breakfast Sponsor
Kappe Associates - Mailing Sponsor        
Kershner Environmental Technologies - Mailing Sponsor
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. - Lunch Sponsor
SSM Group, Inc. - Bus Sponsor  
Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP - Contributing Sponsor
Respectfully submitted by Past President Phil Schwartz

Pictured left to right:  Jim Brady, Ed Treat, and Dick Suplee

An Appreciation Breakfast was held on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at the Inn at Reading for our Vendors and Sponsors. We gladly acknowledged our many 69 "Honor Roll" vendors who sponsored all of the four Quarterly Meetings, along with acknowledging Kershner Environmental Technologies, LLC who was recognized for receiving the 2016 Joseph N. McKenna Memorial Service Award. Every year the EPWPCOA holds a breakfast to thank companies and individuals for their assistance in making the year successful. 
The March EPWPCOA Meeting and Plant Tour will be held at the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority on Friday, March 17, 2017. The Registration Deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017!   Click   here  for the Announcement.

About Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority (EAJSA)
The Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority (EAJSA) provides wastewater conveyance and treatment for its member municipalities in the Easton area of Northampton County.  The EAJSA member municipalities are:  the City of Easton (City), the Borough of West Easton, the Township of Forks, the Township of Palmer, the Borough of Tatamy and the Borough of Wilson.  The EAJSA also treats wastewater from the following non-member municipalities: Townships of Williams, Lower Nazareth and Bethlehem and the Borough of Glendon.  The EAJSA has a long term lease with the City for management of the wastewater plant, three large pumping stations and force mains and has an agreement with the City to provide staff for operation of these facilities.  

The EAJSA has also constructed its own sewage facilities, is responsible for common lines in the service area, the industrial pretreatment program in the service area and is the NPDES permit holder.  The plant was originally constructed in the early 1950s and major renovation projects were undertaken in 1978, 1988, 1998 and during the last five years. The plant is permitted for a wastewater flow of 10.0 mgd and an average influent organic loading of 20,000 pounds of BOD 5 per day, employs physical and biological processes to achieve the required treatment levels.  

The plant's treatment process consists of grit removal and screening, primary clarification, secondary biological treatment through an oxidation ditch process, secondary clarification, disinfection using sodium hypochlorite and dechlorination using sodium bisulfite.  Sludge is handled through two stage anaerobic digestion.  Primary sludge is pumped directly to the digesters.  Secondary (or waste activated) sludge is thickened by a gravity belt thickener prior to digestion.  All digested sludge is dewatered by centrifuges.  The dewatered sludge is then landfilled. 
We are always looking for new members to join our Association and encourage members to recruit them! Remember, if you get 5 new members in 5 years, you receive a $25.00 check! The Membership Application can be found by clicking here

In addition, those who are retiring, don't can apply for RSL.  A Retired-from-Service Life Member is a person who has been a member of the Association for at least the last ten (10) consecutive years, has reached retirement age and has retired from full-time employment.  A Retired-from-Service Life Member has the rights and privileges of an Active Member.  Dues are waived for RSL's.  If you would like to apply - please contact Marykay ( ).
T he scholarships applications are now being accepted. Scholarships are available to members and their children. Scholarship program details can be found here . The application can be found by clicking here .  The deadline for receipt in the Association office is March 31st, 2017.
Do you feel that you are doing a good job or know someone who is?! If you think so, submit an award nomination form! The nomination forms are due April 1st and can be found  here . You can also view a list of last year's award winners. This is a great opportunity to get your facility, co-workers or yourself recognized. The Association evaluates and presents 18 awards each year.
Congratulations to Northern Lancaster Authority for receiving the 2016 William M. Heenan, Jr. Recycling Markets Development Award for its commitment to creation of new markets for recycled color-mixed glass!  Click here to read the full article. 

Additional information on this process will be featured at our May Plant Tour & Meeting, when we tour their facility.
Thanks for a Great Year  

Dear EPWPCOA members,
I just wanted to take a brief moment to thank you all for a great 2016 as I served as your President.  I have been involved in the Eastern Section for over 15 years in various capacities as a Vendor, Committee Member and the last three years as I went through the Chairs to the Presidency.
The Association has been a fantastic organization to be a part of all those years as I have made many new friends and connections. I plan to continue to be active and look forward to many educational, fun and rewarding future meetings and events.
Lastly, as everyone knows, Marykay is the one who does all the hard work to hold this organization together. Without her, none of this would be possible. ( Does this sound like I'm accepting an Academy Award?)
So, thank you Marykay, the Board, all the Committees and the General Membership for an excellent 2016. Happy New Year and good luck to Dale Miller, David Kershner and John Troutman.
Phil Schwartz
If you know of money-saving solutions to costly plant challenges and would like to share your experience with others in the industry, please feel free to reach out to us at We would be happy to highlight your story in one of our upcoming newsletter issues!

A list of members who have recently passed away is listed on our website under  Members in Memory . The Association is saddened by their passing and wishes to express sympathy to their family and friends. If you have any information on members recently deceased please forward it to the Association office.


Mar 17  - City of Easton Regular Meeting & Tour

Thank you for reading, and  thank you to everyone who submitted photos for this edition of the Newsletter.


Rebecca Pickering, Committee Chair
Marykay Steinman , Executive Director
Dale Miller, 2017 President
Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association