Mark Wagner, C.E.P, LEED AP
Principal, Water & Wastewater Engineering
As Principal managing the firm’s Water and Wastewater Engineering Division, Mr. Wagner is extensively involved in the daily management and coordination of all projects involving wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) of municipal facilities as well as water treatment and distribution. Specific areas and types of projects include initial sewer feasibility and planning studies, detailed design of processes, the development of contract documents, operator training and technical assistance, process troubleshooting, systems and facility startups, regulatory interfacing, permitting, capital and O&M cost projections.
Recent projects completed under Mr. Wagner’s direction include the 120 MGD Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Project at the Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant, the second largest capacity UV system for wastewater disinfection in New York State. The Village of Greenport Biological Nutrient Removal and City of Glen Cove Biological Nutrient Removal projects have been recognized for their innovative and cost effective approach to achieving high levels of nitrogen reduction. The consolidation of the Villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst Sewer Infrastructure into the Nassau County Sewer and Storm Water Authority that involved over four miles of force mains, two pump station upgrades and allowed for the closure of two poorly functioning aged wastewater treatment facilities. The Restoration of Massapequa Preserve involved the restoration of one of Nassau County’s largest open space by restoring groundwater flow in streams by tapping an abandoned water supply conduit and pumping water over three miles through a directionally drilled force main to upper portions of the Preserve.
As an Accredited Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Mr. Wagner has fostered green and sustainable design and operation features where appropriate. He has been highly successful in assisting clients in obtaining NYS Clean Air/Clean Water Bond Acts, American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) as well as energy efficiency grants from both LIPA and NYSERDA for innovative technology.
Mr. Wagner has been teaching wastewater certification courses since 1980 and has had over 900 students participate in the NYSDEC/NYWEA approved certification courses. He has been an active member of NYWEA since 1981 and continues to participate in Chapter activities including development of an educational flyer on nitrogen reduction. Mr. Wagner has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years including: NYWEA – John Chester Brigham Award, Bob Carballeira Distinguished Service Award, NYWEA – Milton T. Hill Award, NYWEA – David Flaumenbaum Safety & Training Award, NYWEA – Outstanding Operator, and the NYWEA – Chapter Achievement Award.
Mr. Wagner is a member of the Energeia Partnership that is a diverse group of leaders from Long Island’s public, private and not-for-profit sectors that work together on regions most complex issues such as; land use, institutional racism, poverty, energy, transportation, education, healthcare and media/social networking.