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Manchester, CT – Fuss & O’Neill Senior Vice President Virgil Lloyd, PE has been named the 2021 President of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA). Virgil has more than 4 decades in wastewater systems engineering, and has been with Fuss & O’Neill for 20 years. He has served as past chair of NEWEA’s CSO/Wet Weather Issues Committee and is an active board member of the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association. As president of NEWEA, Virgil has identified a theme of focusing on inclusion, diversity, and equity.

“Let’s not be afraid of change, but embrace it,” Virgil noted in his first speech as president. “There has been progress, but it is slow. Let’s work together to navigate NEWEA through the tides of change, to work together to foster diversity and to be leaders of change – in NEWEA, as well as in our own organizations and our individual lives. By making NEWEA an organization where everyone feels empowered, valued, respected, and safe, we will bring more people into the discussion, with diverse backgrounds and points of view. This will make us a stronger, more creative, more innovative, and more dynamic organization. This is how we will build a self-sustaining formula for success.”

Virgil intends to work with the Executive Committee and the senior management team to support and promote new activities, outreach programs, and educational opportunities in the coming months. For more information about Virgil, please visit For more information about NEWEA, please visit

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New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) is a non-profit, educational, and technical organization, which has been dedicated to preserving, protecting, and managing the New England water environment since 1929. Our organization provides opportunities that bring knowledge, expertise, innovation, and a friendly exchange of information and experience to water industry professionals throughout the six New England states. NEWEA is a Member Association of the international Water Environment Federation (WEF). To learn more, visit