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Professional Wastewater Operators Committee


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Members of the PRO OPS Committee actively support the committee’s network of wastewater treatment plant operation, maintenance, laboratory, pretreatment, administrative, and other plant professionals.


  • Work to improve fellowship, pride, honor, and recognition for our profession.
  • Work to always develop & improve our collective knowledge, skills and good professional ethics.
  • Willingly share what I’ve learned with other professionals, and remain open to learn from their experiences.
  • Always make the most effective use of all of my facilities and my employer’s resources.
  • Continually strive to protect the public health, the environment, and all of our natural resources.


Meetings & Committee Leadership

The Pro Ops Committee divides the state into three regions – western, central and eastern – and holds a meeting in each section quarterly



2017 Committee Chair
Stephanie Scheringer
City of Gastonia


  2017 Vice Chair                              

  Melinda Ward,
  City of Eden


2017 Chair
Clark Fields,
Carolina Management Team


2017 Chair
Lloyd Prontaut,
Carolina Management Team


2017 Chair
Jimmy Pridgen,
City of Wilson


2017 Vice Chair

Robin Deal

2017 Vice Chair

Darrin Allred,
City Of Burlington

2017 Vice Chair

Jason Manning



WWTP Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award

This award honors wastewater plant personnel that serve their community with a high level of professionalism and diligent work in the operation and maintenance of their wastewater treatment facility. To learn more or submit an application visit the WWTP Operation & Maintenance Excellence Award page.




Upcoming Events
Western PWOC Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2017 Annual Conference
Sunday, November 12, 2017

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WWTPs Needed to Serve as Tour Host
Posted in NC AWWA-WEA News, Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Board Liaison
Charles Shue
Committee Chair
Michael Wiseman
Committee Vice Chair
Stephanie Scheringer
Council Chair
Jonathan Lapsley
Erin Bowers
Jennifer Port

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