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COMMITTEES Asset Management David Gould, Chair To help water utilities manage their physical, information, and human assets through asset management concepts and best practices. This Committee focuses on providing a common understanding and framework for asset man-agement, developing best practices, sharing knowledge, and promoting asset management. The Committee’s intent is to promote proactive, efficient, and transparent management of water utility assets. members: Erin Baker, Don Ballantyne, Kevin Barnes, William J. Cardinal, Colin Chung, Fred Clark Sr., Robert E. Clark, Brian DiBarnaba, Joy Eldredge, Michael A. Espejo, Daria Evans-Walker, Liza Gutierrez, Doug Harrold, Michael Hether, Michael Johnson, Todd Jorgenson, Gary Lee, Helen F. Ling, Larry W. Lyford, Sean Maguire, Peter Martin, Kirk D. Medina, Keith Myers, Tony Ndah, Steven A. Plyler, Sean Pour, Mark Quady, Heather Schuchard, John T. Shaw, Richard Souza, Douglas Spiers, William S. Tuttle, John E. Valdes, Jacob Walsh, Kurtis Warne Operators Robert Janowski, Chair The purpose of this committee is to build and support the Operators in the Water and Distribution systems. We are to build training sessions for the Annual Conferences (Spring and Fall) to enhance the knowledge of the Opera-tor. We are to solicit nominations for awards for the Spring Conference for six (6) total Operators Meritorious Awards, three (3) for Water Operators, and three (3) for Distribution Operators and one, (1) Exemplary Operations Supervisor. We are to solicit nomina-tions for the Gimmicks and Gadgets Awards. It is our goal to find ways to support the Operators in the water industry. members: Daniel Armendariz Jr., Gabriel Aispuro, Ross W. Albert, William J. Cardinal, Jason D. Cavender, Robert E. Clark, Stuart Cole, Heather L. Collins, Jacques A. Debra, Steve A. Dennis, Kenneth G. Heard, Brandie Jane Hunter, Erin Kebbas, Justin Kistner, Philip Alan Koch, Larry W. Lyford, Terry McKinney, Jason Meeks, William Jeff Montijo, Damon Poelstra, Ryan Ritchie, John A. Smith, Richard Souza, John Thiel, Conrad D. Tona, Tai Tseng Engineering & Construction Timothy P. Karlstrand, Chair, PROPOSED CHARGE 2013 (Awaiting approval by the Governing Board) To advance and disseminate knowledge of practices, equipment and materials related to the design, engineering, construction management, and construction of water utility facilities. This would include advancing information regarding project delivery methods and assisting water utilities in understanding and making decisions about how their water project can be constructed and delivered. The Committee will also establish and maintain communications with appropriate technical and professional associations for the purpose of exchanging knowledge and information regarding water utility project engineering and construction issues. members: James P. Elliott, Kevin McDonald, Darren G. Baune, Timotheus Hampton, Travis Poechmann Water Distribution Division Todd Jorgenson, Chair To advance and disseminate knowledge tending to im-prove water utility practices concerning transmission and distribution (including pumping); customer services and metering of public water supplies; with emphasis on design, construction, and operation, of related facilities. members: Todd Artrip, Rob Craw, Gabriel Gomez, III, Drew McIntyre, Katie Miller, John H. Standi Jr., Paul Trautmann Backflow Programs Christian A. Castaing, Chair The purpose of this committee is to: (1) encourage and assist water utilities and other agencies having jurisdiction to begin, develop and refine cross-connection control programs; (2) Address specific conditions, piping arrangements, and water using equipment to determine appropriate 20 CA-NV AWWA RESOURCE GUIDE 2016 backflow prevention guidelines; (3) Provide liaison with California and Nevada state health departments and other administrative authorities regarding the interpretation/development of respective regulations and formulation of guidelines; (4) Produce workshop/seminars on backflow prevention/cross connection control. The committee reports to the Water Distribution Division. members: Paul H. Schwartz, Henry W. Chang, Robert E. Clark, Jeffrey E. Flynt, Mark A. Johnson, Fred E. Stauffer, Conrad D. Tona Material Performance Doa Meade, Chair The committee evaluates the performance of materials used in the construction of and operation of water distribution facilities on the basis of cost, service life and suitability of the purpose for which it is intended. They are encouraged to schedule seminars and forums to inform interested Section members of their findings. It reports to the Water Distribution Division. members: Todd Artrip, Rey Agbayani, Oscar Alcantar, Jonathan Arriaza, Jeffry Beckett, Chad Colby, Jon Conover Jr., Rob Craw, Gavin Devries, Paul Diamond, Gregory E. Dietrich, Brian W. Dunbar, Stew Harvey, Robert T. Huizenga, Nancy J. Jenkins, Kenneth J. Kemp, Nick Leles, Carolyn Lopez, Ken Malone, Eric Magee, Kevin M. McDonnell, Karl Miersemann, Jake Miller, Patrick Parsons, Barry Peterson, Curtis A. Rayer Jr., Joanna Rembis, Ronald J. Simons, Richard Small, Greg Smith, Richard Souza, John H. Standi Jr., Andy Sterling, Bud Tickel Meters John H. Standi Jr., Chair This committee shall have the following purposes: 1) Assemble and disseminate information on metering practices and standards for all water utility purposes; 2) Assemble and disseminate information on utility practices of meter sizing, meter specifications, meter testing and all aspects of meter installation and replacement; 3) Provide a forum for sharing the state of the art in all meter related matters; 4) Provide a clearinghouse for information on management, shop and field practices related to metering; 5} Maintain close liaison with the Maintenance Division with regard to meter maintenance practices; 6) Establish and encourage close liaison with other like organizations. This committee reports to the Water Distribution Division. members: Oscar Alcantar, Jeffry Beckett, Todd Artrip, Jon Conover, Jr., Kevin Cornejo, Dean E. Cornell, John A. Cox, Lisa Engstrom, Eric Foley, Donald Gordon, Brian Helphand, Robert T. Huizenga, Nancy Jenkins, Brian Jensen, Christopher Lambros, Nick Leles, Drew McIntyre, Ruben Rivera Jr., Richard Small, Bud Tickel, Theresa E. Whatley, Michele Harvey Pipeline Rehabilitation Rob Craw, Chair The purpose of this committee is to focus on pipelines and appurtenances. It shall: 1) identify existing procedures and provide proven information about new procedures for water system pipe maintenance and rehabilitation; 2) gather data on costs and effectiveness including field performance data, pipe friction factors, leak surveys, main break frequency, computer modeling and useful life; 3) investigate and publish criteria or conduct seminars for deciding when to rehabilitate (based on 2) above); 4) respond to questions concerning water system piping maintenance and rehabilitation. The committee shall include rep-resentatives from the Business Administration and Water Quality divi-sions. It reports to the Water Distribution Division. members: Jack Bebee, Bob Card, Chad Colby, Jim Crowley, Gregory E. Dietrich, Dan Ellison, Geno Ferretto, Jimmy Freeman, Hank Jones, Karen Lively, Chris Lyne, George Mallakis, Kevin M. McDonnell, Drew McIntyre, John Orkish, Collins Orton, Barry Peterson, Margo Schueler, Jacob Walsh, Travis Poechmann, Shah Rahman, John H. Standi Jr., Bud Tickel, David Weinbaum, Tim Williams Water Quality Bruce Cabral, Chair To advance and disseminate knowledge tending to improve water utility practices related to achieving the highest quality water for all municipal purposes by: (1) investigating the physical, chemical, biological, and microbiological contaminants that affect the quality of water Division


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