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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.

  

2017 Chair
Jim Perotti, Brown and Caldwell
jperotti@brwncald.com

 

2017 Vice Chair

Mike Borchers
mike.borchers@greensboro-nc.gov

   

 

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.

This committee is most known for organizing topics and speakers for the Advanced Collection and Distribution Workshops held the Monday and Tuesday of the eastern and western operator certification schools. However we had a wonderful opportunity to work in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee to sponsor a one-day seminar on sewer capacity. This well-attended seminar was held in March 2008 in Raleigh.

We also alternate water and sewer discussion topics at each bi-monthly committee meeting. At which, formal presentations are given by product representatives or those well informed on the selected water or sewer topic. Past presentations have been on leak detection (City of Raleigh), SSO reporting (City of Greensboro), water distribution O&M program (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities), hydrogen sulfide in sewers, waterline rehabilitation, FOG program (City of Wilson), root control, automated meter reading, the national WEF collections systems committee, and Water 2030 among several others.


Awards

Golden Manhole Society

It was the recommendation of the NC AWWA-WEA Wastewater Collection & Water Distribution Committee to the NC AWWA-WEA Board of Trustees to adopt the Golden Manhole Society as part of the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA).

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 municipalities 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 NC DENR collection system permit.

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 municipality that protects the public health through pro-active practices of management, operations and maintenance of their water distribution system beyond minimum standards.

 

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 chair or vice chair 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!

   

Upcoming Events
WW Collections & Water Distribution Systems Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
WW Collection & Water Distribution Systems Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
WW Collection & Water Distribution Systems Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
WW Collection & Water Distribution Systems Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
WW Collection & Water Distribution Systems Committee Meeting
Monday, November 13, 2017

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Board Liaison
Anthony Martin
Committee Chair
Jim Perotti
Committee Vice Chair
Michael Borchers
Council Chair
Ronald Hargrove Jr
Staff
Erin Bowers
Staff
Kelton Chapman

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