Separation of Water Distribution System into Two Zones, Spencer, MA

Separation of Water Distribution System into Two Zones, Spencer, MA

Abstract:
In 2007, the Town of Spencer, Massachusetts received an Administration Consent Order (ACO) from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) mandating changes to their water treatment process, and the separation of the Town’s water distribution system into two pressure zones. This paper discusses the completion of this project in three phases. The System Study evaluated the conceptual design criteria needed for the two pressure zones and selection of tank sites. The Design Phase highlights permitting and design challenges encountered, and the Construction Phase discusses the overall final product, construction challenges and project successes.

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Application of Ozonation and Ultrafiltration in Drinking Water Treatment Operational Comparison

Application of Ozonation and Ultrafiltration in Drinking Water Treatment Operational Comparison

Abstract:
The Spectacle Pond Water Treatment Facility in Littleton, Massachusetts has been successfully operating for over ten years relying on a combination of ozone oxidation followed by ultrafiltration membranes. This paper compares the operation of the plant in Littleton with more recent installations utilizing ozonation and ultrafiltration membranes at the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Treatment Facility in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts and the Baldwin Pond Water Treatment Facility in Wayland, Massachusetts with regard to similarities as well as changes that have affected the industry.

Kenneth M. Fischer, CPA, CGMA, CEPA Joins Tata & Howard as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Kenneth M. Fischer, CPA, CGMA, CEPA Joins Tata & Howard as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Key hire brings over 35 years of financial management experience to growing environmental engineering firm

KenFischerSmallMARLBOROUGH, MA, March 16, 2015Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, has announced that Kenneth M. Fischer, CPA, CGMA, CEPA has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer. Mr. Fischer has over 35 years experience in every aspect of financial applications and operations, including a strong general management background. His previous positions as CEO/President, COO, and CFO of several mid-cap companies provided him with a successful track record as point person in numerous strategic and complex financial transactions. He has significant experience in manufacturing, engineering, distribution, healthcare, and financial services industries.
“Our significant growth led us to look for a key addition to our team who would fit in with our core values of teamwork, efficient solutions, commitment to client satisfaction, integrity, and positive attitude, and we were very fortunate to find someone of Ken’s caliber to fulfill this role,” said Donald J. Tata, President of Tata & Howard, Inc. “Not only does he bring an incredible amount of experience and skill to Tata & Howard, he’s meticulous, intelligent, and passionate about his work. He’s precisely the type of talent we need as we continue to drive our growth, and we feel fortunate to have added such a seasoned professional to our team.”
“I am thrilled to be a member of such a dedicated and forward-thinking company,“ added new CFO/Treasurer Kenneth M. Fischer. “I’m looking forward to helping guide Tata & Howard’s growth as it continues to expand its position as a leader in the field of water environment engineering consulting.”
Mr. Fischer holds an MS in Taxation from Bentley University, an MBA from Babson College, and a BA in Economics from Providence College, as well as advanced certifications from Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, and Boston University. His current affiliations include positions as Director of the Schepens Eye Research Institute (affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA); Trustee of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA); and Trustee and Chair of Finance Committee, Executive Service Corps New England (ESCNE), Boston, MA.
Mr. Fischer will be working out of Tata & Howard’s corporate office at 67 Forest Street in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He can be reached at 508-303-9400 x123 or kfischer@tataandhoward.com.