Welcome to the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association website. Even after 75 years, we are still an active and vibrant organization meeting the networking and training needs of wastewater operators in the eastern half of Pennsylvania.
The purpose of the Association is to advance knowledge and to encourage the exchange of information for the betterment of our communities. We keep our members informed on important issues and provide many PA DEP approved continuing education opportunities.
Clean water doesn’t just happen. There are many professionals including treatment plant operators, engineers, scientists, regulators, chemists, mechanics, electricians, and biologists behind the scenes that work and worry about this mission every day.
Thu May 23
Industrial Pretreatment Committee Meeting
Thu May 23 @ 9:30AM -
Education & Training Committee Meeting
Fri May 31 @10:00AM -
Eastern Section Soiree
Sun Jun 02 @ 7:30PM -
Newsletter Committee Meeting
Fri Jun 14 @10:00AM -
Mid-Summer Expo Committee Meeting
Fri Jun 14 @ 3:00PM -
Education & Training Committee Training
Thu Jun 20 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
History of the Association
“Dedicated to the Miracle of Clean Water for 75 Years”
The Association was inspired by an idea at a meeting that was held in State College, PA in 1936. Early the following year, 1937, the Sewage Works Operators Association of South Eastern Pennsylvania was organized. The men included representatives of the then, Pennsylvania Department of Health and interested wastewater, then sewage, treatment plants.
The Reading Group prepared the 1937 version of the Constitution and By-Laws. The objective read, “The Object of this Organization shall be to organize the Sewage Operators, and all those who are interested for the securing better ideas and using them solely for the interest of Public Health”.