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Emerging Contaminants: Integral to Present at Maine Rural Water Association Technical Conference

The Maine Rural Water Association (MRWA) will host its 37th Annual Technical Conference and Tradeshow on December 5–7 in Bangor. Covering a wide range of topics including regulatory and legislative updates, water and wastewater sample collection, and emergency preparedness, the MRWA conference will also hold one of the largest industry tradeshows in Maine. Integral Senior Consultants Philip Goodrum, Ph.D., DABT, and Patrick Gwinn will attend and deliver platform presentations on emerging contaminants and the Clean Water Act.

Phil GoodrumOn Thursday, December 7, Dr. Goodrum will present “Emerging Contaminants: Crossroads of Uncertainty in Science and Public Policy.” During his presentation, Dr. Goodrum will discuss the factors that federal and state agencies use to prioritize emerging contaminants and give examples of current contaminants of interest in drinking water, surface water, and the human population. He will also present management strategies used by water purveyors and case studies of perfluoroalkyl substances and pharmaceuticals.

Patrick GwinnAlso on Thursday, December 7, Mr. Gwinn will present “Emerging Issues for Wastewater” with Bill Taylor of Pierce Atwood LLP. This presentation will focus on matters related to the Clean Water Act. Mr. Gwinn and Mr. Taylor will discuss regulatory updates to the act and explain various aspects of site-specific water quality criteria.

MRWA represents rural water and wastewater systems throughout Maine and offers technical and compliance support services. For details on the 2017 MRWA conference, click here.

For more information, contact Dr. Goodrum at or Mr. Gwinn at

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