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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, speakers, and panelists.  Meetings are held every two months and alternate between water and sewer discussion topics.

  

2018 Chair
Chip Smith, WSP
Chip.Smith@wsp.com

(704) 525-6284

 

2018 Vice Chair

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

(704) 954-7477

 

2018 Secretary

Philip Joyner, City of Raleigh
Philip.Joyner@raleighnc.gov

(919) 996-2398

 

What Do We Do?

The Wastewater Collections and Water Distribution Systems (CDS) Committee sponsors and works jointly with other NC AWWA-WEA committees to organize and to share information on important water and sewer topics including systems operation and maintenance and the regulatory climate affecting operators and their employer. Our meetings are located throughout the state and call-in by phone is available.

The 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). Topics covered in 2018 will include: Concrete Rehabilitation (Greensboro), Lift Station Assessments (Fayetteville), SmartCovers (Greensboro), Boil Water Advisories (Raleigh), and Polymer Concrete (Charlotte).

 

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. 

To learn more about this award visit the Collection System of the Year Award page.

 

To make a nomination visit the 2018 Award Nominations 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.

 

To learn more about this award visit the Distribution System of the Year Award page.

 

To make a nomination visit the 2018 Award Nominations page.

 

We Need You!

The Committee is actively seeking new education topics, speakers, and participants for panel discussions. Please contact the current chair or vice chair 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
Dudley Smith III
Committee Vice Chair
Corey King
Council Chair
Jana Stewart
Staff
Erin Bowers
Staff
Jennifer Port Picarella

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