Who we are ~ What we do

You make a living by what you earn.
You make a life by what you help build for the future.

Independent. Impartial. We provide access to information to empower sustainable, local, wastewater decision making.

Mission Statement: To increase awareness that water quality is directly linked to the use of appropriate wastewater systems and their management.

Purpose: To provide access to education which increases public awareness of the link between clean drinking water, safe recreational waters, environmentally sustainable surface and groundwater with watershed based best management practices related to appropriate wastewater systems, technology, treatment and management.

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Oliver Grievson: Chair

Z-Tech Control Systems. Technical Lead for the Water Industry
Group Manager: Water Industry Process Automation & Control
LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/in/olivergrievson
See http://www.slideshare.net/olivergrievson/an-introduction-to-wastewater-and-sludge-principles-8017362
Wastewater Management Committee: Foundation for Water Research & CIWEM
Management Board of the International Water Association's Specialist Group on ICA
Board of Directors for the Sensors For Water Interest Group (SWIG).

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Vice Chair: Sam Lines, MBA

Engineering Manager, Safety Director, Lean Coordinator, Concrete Sealants, Inc.
National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)
Education Committee
(Office) 800-332-7325

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Treasurer: William Crawford

MSA. R.S.Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department Director [Retired]

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Secretary:Lesley Desjardins

Executive Director
Western Canada Onsite Wastewater
Management Association

(Office) 877.489.7471

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Ben Kele

Director at Arris Water, Rockhampton, Australia
Director and co-founder of Arris Water a company that specialises in decentralised water treatment and recycling systems.
Co-developer and lecturer in the ICEWaRM Post Graduate course the Engineered Water Cycle. Co-developer and co-lecturer in the IWES Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems course

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Scott J. Kendzierski, R.E.H.S., M.S.

Director of Environmental Health Services
Health Department of Northwest Michigan
220 West Garfield Ave. Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-7651 Phone
231-547-6238 Fax

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Jeff Hawks

President at Champion Pump Company, Inc.
Past: President at SSPMA
(Office) 419-281-4500

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Executive Director Dendra J. Best

LinkedIn Profile
Member National Environmental Health Association
(231) 233-1806 info[at]wastewatereducation.org

Advisory Board

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Todd Drefcinski, LEHP, REHS/RS

Food Safety Coordinator at Jewel-Osco LEHP, REHS - Environmental Health Specialist Past Assistant Director of Environmental Health Services Well & Septic Program Coordinator, Kendall County Health Department

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Jason Menchhofer R.S.

Sanitarian. Accreditation Coordinator Mercer County-Celina City Health Department 419) 586-3251 extension 1272 http://www.mccchd.org/

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Philip J. Tannian

Environmental Legal Service, P.C.
US Ecology, Inc Environmental Services: Environmental Director
Member Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Board Member of Michigan Habitat For Humanity

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Catherine Flowers

Rural Development Manager EJI. Montgomery, Alabama
Executive Director The Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/catherine-flowers/4/748/457

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Peter Read

Read & Associates LLC. Traverse Area Association of Realtors
856 E Eighth St. Traverse City, MI 49686

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Daniel R. Thorell, M.S., R.S

Environmental Sanitarian
Grand Traverse County Health Department Environmental Health Division

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Past Vice Chair: Cynthia Pickel, R.S.

Sanitarian 5/Program Manager/Compliance Field Operations[Retired 2019]
DHH/OPH/Onsite Wastewater Program

Prior Years Annual Reports

2012-13 Annual Report
FY2013-14 Annual Report as Interactive PDF (12.3 MB)
Lower Resolution Smaller file size version (5.4mb)
FY 2015 Annual Report on YouTube.
FY2016-17 Annual report on YouTube
FY2017-18 Annual report on YouTube