Maryland DLLR

MES Forms Strategic Industry Partnership with Charles County, MCET and MRWA, Awarded EARN Grant from State

While scientists and environmental activists make the news headlines, water and wastewater operators are the unsung heroes of the Chesapeake Bay. A perfectly designed treatment plant will fail without trained operators. Yet young people pass up the opportunity for this challenging and rewarding career; there’s that “Ed Norton” perception of the water/wastewater operator. But those…

Team Motley Poo

Team Motley Poo Finishes Eighth in National Operations Challenge Competition

Yesterday, the Maryland Environmental Service Water & Wastewater Team Motley Poo – Justin Myers, Todd Boulden, Wayne Rumbaugh and Brad Yeakle – completed the final events of the National Water Environment Federation Operations Challenge at WEFTEC in Chicago. The final results – Motley Poo came in 8th out of a field of 41! Reporting from Chicago…

CWEA Operations Challenge

MES Water/Wastewater Operators Team “Motley Poo” Finishes First in CWEA 2013 Operations Challenge

Congratulations to the Maryland Environmental Service Water/Wastewater operators team “Motley Poo” for finishing in first place at the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) 2013 Operations Challenge! The team – Justin Myers, Todd Boulden, Wayne Rumbaugh and Brad Yeakle – not only took first place among all the CWEA regional teams but also finished in first…

MES Employees Jason Gillespie and Michael Herzberger Presented Seminar on Watershed Resources Registry at 2013 Tri-Association Conference

MES Employees Jason Gillespie and Michael Herzberger Presented Seminar on Watershed Resources Registry at 2013 Tri-Association Conference

Maryland Environmental Service Environmental Monitoring Division Chief Jason Gillespie and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager Michael Herzberger presented “Maryland’s Watershed Resources Registry: A GIS Tool for Broad-Based Collaborative Planning & Protection from a Watershed Perspective” to attendees of the 2013 Tri-Association Conference on Wednesday, August 28. The presentation highlighted the agency’s involvement in developing an…

Justin Myers

Justin Myers, MES Water/Wastewater Assistant Regional Supervisor, Wins National WEF Operator Ingenuity Contest

Justin Myers, Assistant Regional Supervisor in the Water/Wastewater Group at Maryland Environmental Service, was recently awarded the Outstanding Maintenance Headache Relief award in the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Operator Ingenuity Contest. Justin’s “Flow Equalization Tank Problem Solver” was one of nine winners in the national contest, which recognizes “simple, imaginative, inventive and effective ways operators…

Engineers Without Borders Kenya Water Restoration

Maryland Environmental Service Senior Engineer Duane Wilding Travels to Kenya for Clean Water Project

This past January, Maryland Environmental Service Senior Engineer Duane Wilding traveled to Kenya as part of the Engineers Without Borders program. The mission of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is similar to that of Doctors Without Borders in that professionals from developed countries travel to third-world countries, and sometimes very remote parts of those countries, to…