Paul Crowley

From Jon Crowley

Charles (Paul) Crowley , Jr., second generation president of the Charles P. Crowley Company (CPC Co.) from 1962-1995, died of natural causes in Pasadena , CA on December 10, 2012.  He was84.

In addition to his business career at CPC Co., my father was a long-time member of CWEA, a civic leader, a veteran, and a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley .

Dad began working at CPC Co. after his discharge from the Army, and took over company management after my grandfather retired in 1962.  He was a Registered Professional Engineer in CA for Control Systems Engineering, and was also life member of several trade organizations, including the Petroleum Club, the AWWA, the WEF and the ISA.  He was particularly known for his expertise pertaining to chemical injection systems.  While he retired in 1995, he never stopped his involvement, nor his interest, in CPC Co.  It should be noted that he also gave me plenty of advice – solicited or not – until his final days. It was almost always good advice, too. [Read more]

On November 1, the US Department of Labor accepted WEF’s application for National Guidelines for Wastewater Systems Operator Apprenticeship Standards. On November 13th, a bulletin was distributed to State Apprenticeship Agency staffs and other Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors announcing the new standards. The bulletin can be accessed at: A summary of work of WEF volunteers and staff is included in Appendix A. [Read more]

As the final phase of the EPA’s development of a study on the “Importance of Water to the US Economy,” on Dec. 4th the EPA’s Office of Water hosted a half-day symposium at American University to present a summary of the study findings and hear a series of panels with stakeholders from key sectors of the economy that rely heavily upon water as a commodity.  During the symposium, Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Water Nancy Stoner presented some of the key findings of the study, which were developed by the EPA from expert papers submitted earlier this year and a technical workshop held in September 2012, in which WEF Executive Director Jeff Eger participated. [Read more]

Dates for this event moved to Spring 2013

If you’re looking to gain knowledge about current regulations, economics, and delivery agreements; and if you want to know the more about Dewatering Optimization, keep your eyes out for this Specialty Conference coming in Spring 2013.

This conference will provide you with a wider outlook and understanding about what is known, what is needed, and where the Biosolids industry research and regulations are going.

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