Newsletter for January 2023

January 2023


WEAT: Julie Nahrgang

Austin Water: Heather Cooke and Alan Leonard

The 88th Session of the Texas Legislature: It’s Always a Water Session in Texas

Tuesday – January 17 at 6:00 pm

This presentation will cover the implementation of bills from the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature, interim charges, and hearings, as well as the outcomes of the Sunset Advisory Commission findings. Special attention will be paid to water bills filed in the 88th Session and the movement thereof.

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LOCATION: Thompson Conference Center; 2405 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

Date and Time: 01/17/23 at 6:00pm

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2405 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712


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Sponsorship alternatives have been developed in a way of keeping meeting cost low for all attendees. Sponsorship options include Classic (meeting), Gold, Platinum, and more! For more details, please contact Sean Mason 512-646-2238, 


Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Platinum Sponsors


Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is a client-focused, regionally based firm with national expertise. From 17 offices across Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma, we work seamlessly together across all disciplines, giving our clients the benefit of multi-service integration with an approach that is as innovative as it is practical. Together, more than 500 professionals deliver top-tier professional services that reflect the FNI vision – to be the firm of choice for clients and employees. In the last 10 years, FNI has performed more than 350 treatment projects and designed more than 730 miles of pipeline and pump stations that provide more than 3.9 billion gallons per day to municipal and industrial clients.


Hartwell Environmental Corporation represents leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment equipment used in municipal and industrial treatment facilities. Hartwell Environmental Corporation was founded in 1997. We have expanded from our headquarters in Houston to three branch offices in Austin and Arlington, TX and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our expansion has allowed us to better serve the municipal and industrial facilities in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.



Environmental Improvements, Inc., established in 1966 is a Manufacturer’s Representative firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment. We represent a complete line of manufacturers capable of treating all variations of municipal water and wastewater applications. Coupled with our product service we have been providing treatment equipment and solutions in Texas for over forty-five years.


Every community deserves safe, affordable drinking water and clean rivers and streams. That’s the mission Garver and our partnered utilities work toward every day. And every day, these utilities are faced with challenges of aging infrastructure, increasing water quality requirements, and concerns over funding.

Garver’s Water Team is uniquely built with client-focused, local teams that provide constant support, four design centers providing sophisticated design of all engineering disciplines, and a Water Technology Team comprised of national experts that can innovatively solve the most challenging water and wastewater quality concerns.

Whether it’s replacing aging infrastructure or designing new facilities, Garver will rise to the challenge. Even as our industry changes, one thing will remain the same—Garver’s dedication to delivering first-class client service to our communities

At Plummer, we truly believe that Water is Precious. As a result, our practice has been focused on the protection and development of water resources for our clients and their customers for 40 years. We are a firm of over 120 engineering and scientific professionals dedicated to planning and design of water infrastructure. Dedicated to water resources and environmental engineering, our firm balances sound engineering principles with innovative technology tailored to our clients’ needs. From initial project kick-off, through stringent QC review, to a completed project, our focus stays on developing cost-effective solutions for our clients. We are involved from project inception to implementation and every step in between. It is what we do every day, as opposed to what we do when we have that type of project. We are proud to be one of the top engineering firms in Texas and Louisiana (ENR TX&LA 2018). Because of our focus on water-related matters, our engineers and scientists have become recognized experts in their fields at the local, state, and national level. Our motto is “quality deliverables on schedule…without exception.”
HDR provides tailored, strategic wastewater solutions that are innovative, cost-effective and sustainable.

Historically, keeping wastewater and potable water separate was the pressing goal when designing water and sewer systems. Today, integrated planning is driving the future of one water.

Our advanced treatment professionals tackle the most complex projects with innovative yet practical applications of technology to collect, treat and renew water to meet the demands of today and tomorrow. We will partner with you to develop customized infrastructure management plans and assist in optimization to help you better manage assets, extend useful life and lower operating costs.


CP&Y, an STV Company, is an innovative and progressive full-service architectural and engineering firm. CP&Y has successfully completed numerous civil infrastructure projects across the state, specifically in South Central Texas. These projects are always carefully managed and coordinated with the clients who consistently choose us for our versatility, experience, quality, and on-time performance.


For more than 50 years, Kimley-Horn has been providing planning and engineering consulting services to clients nationwide. Kimley-Horn has 1,500 employees across Texas and more than 6,600 employees nationwide that provide water/wastewater engineering, transportation planning and engineering, aviation, community planning services, and site planning and design. Kimley-Horn’s long record of technical achievements is enhanced by our reputation for effective management and personal service. Our engineers, planners, urban designers, and landscape architects develop insightful solutions to deliver practical results that consistently exceed our clients’ expectations.
Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Meeting Sponsor

WEAT CTS Officers

John Marler 512-912-5188


Sean Mason 512-646-2238


Michael Sherer 512-617-3136


Jenni Griesel 512-687-2193


Will Wehner 512-498-4976

Section Rep

Jason Bybel 512-913-4316


Jessica Vassar 512-617-3167


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