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Presented by: CWEA

CWEA Collection Systems Committee Open Forum and Summer Meeting

Date/Time

  • July 23
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location

Webinar
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  • Member price: Free

Join the Collection System Committee for their annual summer meeting, this time as a virtual meeting.

  1. Open forum – Preparation and Strategies for NGO Lawsuits – What Agencies Have Learned
    1. Moderated by Rachél Lather, Chair Collection System Committee, Carmel Area Wastewater District
    2. Scott Carroll, General Manage, Costa Mesa Sanitary District
    3. Barbara Buikema, General Manager, Carmel Area Wastewater District
    4. Phil Scott, retired General Manager, West Bay Sanitary District
  2. Collection System Committee business meeting
    1. Business meeting agenda

The Committee welcomes all members to join them for a relaxed and interesting discussion about non-governmental organizations, their role in State regulations and some tactics to use when NGOs come knocking.

Then the Committee will hold their regular business meeting with some important updates and votes on the Collection System awards and educational planning efforts.

CWEA or WEF Members ONLY.

About the Speakers

Rachél Lather, Principal Engineer, Carmel Area Wastewater District

Rachél Lather has been a Civil Engineer for over 36 years with 24 of those years in water and wastewater. She retired from the County of Santa Cruz as the Sanitation Engineer in 2015 and worked part time while pursuing other interests. She was appointed and later elected to the Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors in 2017 and she has been supporting the use of indirect potable reuse and stormwater for groundwater replenishment at the District. As a Board member, she was recently elected to be a LAFCO Commissioner in Santa Cruz County. In 2018, an opportunity to work as the Principal Engineer for Carmel Area Wastewater District brought her back to working full time in the public sector. She is enjoying working with the Collections Superintendent to be proactive and efficient in the pursuit of excellence for sewer system management.

Barbara Buikema, General Manager, Carmel Area Wastewater District

Bio to come…

Scott Carroll, General Manage, Costa Mesa Sanitary District

Bio to come…

 

Phil Scott, retired General Manager, West Bay Sanitary District

Phil Scott was the District Manager at West Bay Sanitary District since February 2010. Phil has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has a CWEA Grade 4 in Collection System Maintenance, DHS T2 in Water Treatment, and DHS D4 in Water Distribution. He has been in the wastewater business since 1981 and is very excited to unveil the District’s first satellite Recycled Water Treatment Facility in Menlo Park at the Sharon Heights Golf Club.

 

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