Council: Technical Program: Collection & Distribution Systems Committee
Board Liaison
Kevin Irby
Committee Chair
Corey King
Committee Vice Chair
Philip Joyner
Council Chair
Jana Stewart
Staff
Ethan Thompson

Upcoming Events
Col/Dist Systems Committee - 2019 Meeting #6
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Collection & Distribution Systems Committee


 

Purpose

 

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 typically alternate between water and sewer discussion topics.


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 2018 include: Concrete Rehabilitation (Greensboro), Lift Station Assessments (Fayetteville), SmartCovers (Greensboro), and Boil Water Advisories (Raleigh). Topics covered in 2019 will include: 3D Manhole Inspection (Cary), Unmanned Aerial Survey (Greensboro), a Panel Discussion on Capacity Assurance (Raleigh), Smart Meters (Fayetteville), and a Panel Discussion on Unidirectional Flushing Techniques (Charlotte). These meetings also feature water and sewer regulatory updates. Please review our calendar and contact our Secretary, Richard Wyche (rwyche@msconsultants.com), to RSVP to a meeting.

 

In addition, the Committee seeks nominations and selects winners for the awards outlined below. Finally, the Committee is helps support the other committees of NC AWWA-WEA through the volunteer opportunities outlined below. 

 

Leadership

 

2019 Chair

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

(704) 954-7477

 

2019 Vice Chair

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

(919) 996-2398

 

2019 Secretary

Richard Wyche, MS Consultants

rwyche@msconsultants.com

(919)-772-5565


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.

 

If you are interesting in helping with the selection process for this award, please contact John Allen (john.allen@faypwc.com).

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.

 

If you are interesting in helping with the selection process for this award, please contact Nichole Johnson (njohnson@hazenandsawyer.com).

 

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.

 

If you are interesting in helping with the selection process for this award, please contact John Akers (jakers@withersravenel.com).

 

Volunteering

 

Utility Construction Skills Academy Course

The Committee created the Utility Construction Skills Level II course for operations staff attending the Academy. This course was first taught to students at the July 2018 Western Collection & Distribution School. The Committee is currently looking for assistance refining both the Level I and Level II courses and for potential instructors this coming year. If you are interested in helping please contact Corey King (corey.king@kimley-horn.com).

 

Utilities in the 21st Century - 2020 Seminar

Many 21st Century trends are disrupting our industry. The Committee plans to host a seminar in August 2020 composed of sessions to educate municipal decision makers about these challenges and potential solutions. Potential presentation topics include replacement of aging infrastructure, energy conservation, emerging contaminants, cybersecurity, automation, and workforce development and retention. If you are interested in assisting please contact Jacob Mueller (Jacob.Mueller@hdrinc.com).

 

Regulatory Updates

Our bi-monthly meetings feature regulatory updates regarding drinking water and collection systems. Please contact Phil Joyner (Philip.Joyner@raleighnc.gov) and Chad Ham (chad.ham@faypwc.com) for more information.

 

Annual Conference Abstract Review

The Committee is seeking to review abstracts and provide recommendations to the Conference Committee for the Annual Conference's Collection & Distribution track. If you are interested in participating please contact Richard Wyche (rwyche@msconsultants.com).

 

We Need You!

 

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

 

The Committee is actively seeking new education topics, speakers, and participants for panel discussions. Please contact the current chair or vice chair with any ideas.

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