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Governance Council

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A Wastewater Operator Certification Governance Council has been established to provide oversight with quality assurance/quality control for the NYS Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator program. The members of the Council are noted below:

  • NYSDEC Representative – Meredith Streeter, Chair
  • NYWEA Executive Director – Patricia Cerro-Reehil, Vice Chair
  • Rural Water Representative (Certified Operator) – Stephen Smuda
  • New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission – Paul Spina
  • NYWEA Member Education Committee Representative – Jim Cunningham
  • Large New York State POTW Representative (>5.0 MGD) Certified Operator – Sean Morrison, Buffalo Sewer Authority
  • Small New York State POTW Representative (<5.0 MGD) Certified Operator – Steve Giarrusso, Village of Minoa
  • NYWEA Wastewater Facilities Committee Representative – Certified Operator – Joe Brilling, Washington County Sewer District
  • Academic Pre-Certification Training Representative – Steve Sanders, Morrisville College