HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal authorities, local governments and businesses to attend a May 8 conference focused on making water and wastewater treatment plants more energy efficient.
The Energy Conference for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Room 128 of the Science and Technology Building at Penn State - Harrisburg, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, Dauphin County.
The roundtable conference will offer real-world examples, tools and financing options to assist water and wastewater treatment plants. Presenters will also go into detail about measuring existing plant performance, evaluating options for improvement, implementing appropriate measures to optimize plant performance, securing upper-management support and identifying and securing potential financing options.
Because of DEP's leadership in energy management issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected DEP to organize this first-of-its-kind event. Other states in EPA Region III may develop similar conferences in the future.
Speakers at the conference will include environmental science professionals as well as experts in the facility and project management fields, sewage treatment and sustainable engineering.
Certified treatment plant operators who attend the conference will earn two contact hours toward their continuing education requirements, and professional engineers will earn seven professional development hours.
The deadline to register is May 1. The workshop is being funded by a U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program grant. The $60 registration fee goes directly to Penn State - Harrisburg. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For more information and to register, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 717-763-0930.
Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection