City of Rome Water Pollution Control Future Plans

On Thursday April 7th, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Rome Historical Society Auditorium Rick Kenealy, Chief Operator, will present “City of Rome Water Pollution Control Future Plans”.  We hope to see you there.

Mr. Kenealy graduated from Rome Catholic High School in 1983 and attended Canisius College, majoring in Accounting, until May of 1985.  He took a job at the Rome Water Pollution Control Facility, starting in January of 1986 as a laborer, and attending MVCC at night majoring in Business Administration.  After four years he was promoted to an Operator Trainee.  Receiving his Operator’s License in 1993 he became a 2A Certified Operator.  Becoming a 4A Certified Operator, in 1997, he was promoted to Chief Operator in 2012.

An energy conference in Albany in 2012 sparked his interest in the prospect of upgrading Rome’s anaerobic digester complex.  A presentation was given about The Gloversville/Johnstown Waste Water Treatment Facility and their successful use of the anaerobic digestion of high strength biological waste.  This operation has given them, and can give Rome, substantial net income from “tipping fees” from the haulers of this waste and savings on energy costs by using the methane output to reduce the cost of operating the Rome Water Pollution Control Facility.

An informal dinner will be held at the SAVOY in Rome on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in having dinner with our guest speaker and some Trustees, please contact us on or before Tuesday, April 5, 2015.

This meeting is open to the public. We hope you will attend.