The purpose of WEF’s Collection System Committee (CSC) is to be a resource on collection system design, management, operation, and maintenance.

Our vision is recognizing that collection systems are a critical component of the public health infrastructure, the WEF Collection Systems Committee (CSC) will be a steward of the environment to protect and enhance the quality of life.


  • Develop and promote cost-effective practices and policies in management, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
  • Promote comprehensive water quality solutions including addressing issues related to overflows.
  • Support scientifically sound and environmentally-friendly regulatory policies by providing technical and feasible solutions and serving as advisors to policy makers.
  • Advance the profession through recruiting, mentoring, and developing collection system practitioners.
  • Educate the public and policy makers on collection system issues.
  • Identify and acknowledge effective tools and materials, emerging technologies, and products.
  • Promote collaboration withing WEF and related organizations.
  • Provide a forum for collection system topics.
  • Facilitate cooperation throughout the integrated water environment systems.

To apply to the committee:

Committee Membership Application



Kevin Waldron, 2018 - 2019
Tel: 816-361-1177


Jim Hewitt, 2018 - 2019
Tel: 330-375-2355

Vice Chair

Srini Vallabhaneni, 2018 - 2019
Tel: 317-750-9676


Dianne Sumego


Staff Manager

Bri Nakamura
Tel: 703/684-2439

CSC 2019 1st Quarter MA e-Newsletter is out!

The newest CSC Member Association E-Newsletter is out!

Some highlights of the 2019 1st Quarterly e-Newsletter include:

  • MA news from Alabama WEA, New England WEA, and North Carolina AWWA-WEA!
  • Technical news from the NASSCO, WEF, and Congress!
  • Upcoming Collection Systems Specialty Conference!
  • Recap of 2019 Midyear Meeting
  • Pete Buttigieg, Adam Levine, and more!

Click here to get a copy of the latest newsletter.

Want to keep up-to-date about what's going on with CSC and MA's around the country,  email Bri Nakamura ( to get on the e-newsletter listserv.

Subcommittees and Technical Groups

The CSC has many subcommittees (both organizational and technical) that committee members can participate on.  These subcommittees help the CSC run, as well as produce products to get the word out about what's happening and being talked about in the collection systems realm.

Organizational Subcommittees

  • Awards Subcommittee
  • Member Services Subcommittee
    • Mentoring Group
  • Program Symposia Subcommittee
  • Specialty Conference Subcommittee 
  • Steering Committee 
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Webcasts Subcommittee
  • WEFTEC Subcommittee 
  • Workshops Subcommittee 

Technical Work Groups

Resources & Outputs

  • Committee Brochure 
    An overview of the WEF CSC, including additional information about the Collection Systems Specialty Conference and numerous subcommittees.
  • MA Outreach E-Newsletter 
    The CSC Member Services Subcommittee produce's a bi-monthly Member Association Outreach E-Newsletter which highlights some of the collection systems activities happening throughout the nation.

  • Awards 
    There are several Collection Systems related awards, that are given annually, that both WEF and MA Collection Systems volunteers can apply/nominate to win.
  • Private Property Virtual Library 
    The WEF CSC Private Property Virtual Library Subcommittee created the PPVL which is a free online repository of private property programs across the nation.
  • Collection Systems - Resource Page 
    For more information on resources like books, manuals of practice, fact sheets, related websites, and more, visit the Collection Systems Resource Page.

Upcoming Events

The WEF CSC meets thrice annually - at WEFTEC® in September, the Midyear Meeting in January, and our annual Collection Systems Conference - and has numerous active and ongoing projects throughout the year.  

We encourage anyone interested in participating in the WEF Collection Systems Committee to join us at one of our events!

McCormick Place - Chicago, IL
September 30, 2017 - October 4, 2017

  • Collection Systems Committee Meeting: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM in Room N228.
    • Agenda to be posted prior to event.
  • Collection Systems Committee Subcommittee Meetings: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 AM in Room N228.
    • 10:00-11:00 AM - Modeling Technical Practice Group
    • Other subcommittee's will be posted at later date.