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Council: Technical Program: Collection & Distribution Systems Committee

Welcome to the Collection & Distribution Systems Committee!

The mission of the committee is educate the NC AWWA-WEA membership regarding issues dealing with operation, maintenance, planning and management of wastewater collection and water distribution systems.  The committee is actively seeking new members and speakers for round table discussions.  Meetings are held every two months and alternate between water and sewer discussion topics.

  

2018 Chair
Chip Smith, PB World
smithdc@pbworld.com

(704) 525-6284

 

2018 Vice Chair

Corey King, Kimley-Horn
corey.king@kimley-horn.com

(704) 954-7477

 

What Do We Do?

In 2005 the collection systems committee proposed to the Board to add distribution systems to the committee scope. Thus we became the Wastewater Collections and Distribution Systems Committee. There are certain events we sponsor in addition to working jointly with other NC AWWA-WEA committees and the Board. Bi-monthly meetings are held to organize such events and to share information on important water and sewer topics including systems operation and maintenance and the regulatory climate affecting operators and their employer. These meetings are located throughout the state and call-in by phone is available.

This committee is most known for organizing water and sewer discussion topics at each bi-monthly committee meeting. Formal presentations or panels are given by those well informed on the selected water or sewer topic. Topics covered in 2017 include: Electro-scanning (Raleigh), Alternative Project Delivery (e.g. Design-Build) (Fayetteville), Pressure Pipe Assessment Tools (Mooresville), DIP and PVC Pipe (Greensboro), and Possible Lead and Copper Rule Updates (Raleigh). The committee is coordinating with the Utility Management Committee to host a panel discussion on Asset Management in 2017.

 

In addition, the committee seeks nominations and selects winners for the awards outlined below. The committee is also in the process of the developing the Utility Construction Skills Level II course for the Academy.

Awards

Golden Manhole Society

This award identifies and recognizes those individuals who are significant contributors to the advancement of the Systems Design, Education, Training, Certification, Construction, Operations, Maintenance, and Management of Water Distribution Systems or Wastewater Collection Systems.  This award will provide a permanent recognition of efforts that promote professionalism and pride among those involved in Collection and Distribution Systems activities. Download Nomination Form

To learn more about this award and make a nomination visit the Golden Manhole Award page.

Collection System of the Year Award

This award identifies and recognizes the large, medium, and small municipal systems that protect the public health and the natural beauty of the environment through proactive practices of management, operations and maintenance beyond what is required of its NCDEQ collection system permit.
Download Nomination Form

To learn more about this award and make a nomination visit the Collection System of the Year Award page.


Distribution System of the Year Award

This award recognizes the large, medium, and small municipal systems that protect the public health through pro-active practices of management, operations and maintenance of their water distribution system beyond minimum standards. Download Nomination Form

 

To learn more about this award and make a nomination visit the Distribution System of the Year Award page.

We Need You!

The Committee is actively seeking new topics and speakers for the advanced workshops and round-table discussions. Please contact the current secretary listed below with ideas or post them on the NC AWWA-WEA community message board under the Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution category.

Collection and distribution system operators are encouraged to participate in our Committee. Nonetheless, all interested parties are welcome!

   

Board Liaison
Rachel Hartwell Monschein
Committee Chair
Jim Perotti
Committee Vice Chair
Dudley Smith III
Council Chair
Jana Stewart
Staff
Erin Bowers
Staff
Jennifer Port

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