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…

fire department emergency response drill

MES Conducts Emergency Response Drill for OSHA Process Safety Management Plan

In compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management Plan, Maryland Environmental Service conducted an emergency response drill at the Frostburg Water Treatment Plant on October 1. If there ever was an emergency at the facility, local fire departments will assist our employees in containing and controlling it. There was a…

P3 Workshop

P3 Workshop to Discuss Developing Public/Private Partnerships to Help Meet Costs of Stormwater Retrofits

Maryland Environmental Service is working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment to present a day-long workshop on developing public/private partnerships to help meet the costs of stormwater retrofits. The P3 Workshop will be held at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis on Thursday, September 26. MDE Secretary Robert…

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…