Technical Assistance



MCET provides technical assistance and other services to operators, superintendents, owners/managers, State regulatory personnel and elected officials responsible for managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater collection systems in Maryland. Currently, we are assisting facilities move from BNR to ENR - or in some cases straight to ENR.

Our TA effort may include assistance in the following areas:

  • Developing comprehensive process control programs for WWTP's including ENR facilities.
  • Troubleshooting O&M (operation & maintenance) problems affecting plant performance.
  • Providing O&M input relating to plans for upgrading the WWTP.
  • Reviewing NPDES permit requirements and assisting with permit renewals.
  • Assistance developing a PM (preventive maintenance) program for the WWTP and collection system.
  • Assistance developing critical SOP's.
  • Evaluating chemical feed systems for cost effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Assistance evaluating adequate staffing to match the requirements of the facility. Assistance with laboratory procedures.
  • Working with utility staff and management to develop a shared understanding of the responsibilities of all parties to insure consistent compliance with regulatory requirements.

To request assistance:

If you are interested in this program, preparing or going through an upgrade and would like our assistance, please download an assistance form (blue button below) and e-mail it to MCET at info@mcet.org. This program is funded by the Maryland Department of the Environment for qualified facilities. 

Wastewater Technical Assistance Request Form (PDF)