Utility Management Committee 

The PNCWA Utility Management Committee (UMC) is charged with cultivating and disseminating best practices in utility management internally to members and externally to stakeholders with an emphasis on fostering PNCWA’s vision of clean, sustainable watersheds for future generations.

The committee enables this through workshops, webinars, monthly meetings, and information sharing, with topics ranging from asset management to finances and rate setting.

News & Highlights

Utility Management Committee Pushing Ahead on Multiple Fronts

The new Utility Management Committee is moving forward with key issues of interests in finance, asset management, knowledge retention, and more.

Among the items currently explored by members includes the creation of a Pacific Northwest – specific asset management data resource. The purpose of this resource would be to provide location-relevant, benchmark-worthy, management data for utilities to utilize in making improved management decisions.

Another key item moving forward involves learning more about the nexus between asset management and resiliency planning. Other members are working on the development of a small-utility guide for asset management.Resilience Webinar Presented by PNCWA Utility Management Committee:

Webinar Planned - Resilience: Strong Utilities, Strong Communities, Nov. 14, 2018, 11:30 AM Pacific
.1 CEUs requested; November 14, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific
The webinar is no cost for PNCWA members, PNCWA section members, and WEF-UPP organization employees, and $50 for nonmembers.

Flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and scores of other hazards can wreak system-wide and regional havoc on lifeline utilities that serve critical health, safety, and environmental roles in our everyday life. Recognizing the role that functioning infrastructure plays in the near- and long-term recovery of communities following a devastating event, utilities across the country are taking a serious look at their resiliency. This webinar delves into the efforts many utilities are making to understand their risks by identifying vulnerabilities, modeling natural hazard scenarios, and defining the critical elements of their systems. Continue


Contact Info

Eric Habermeyer, Chair