Newsletter for May 2023

May 2023

 TCEQ: Louis Herrin, Paul Brochi, and Baltazar Lucero-Ramirez

 TCEQ Chapter 217 Revisions

 Tuesday – May 16 at 6:00 pm

 Join us in May for the latest on the in-progress Chapter 217 revisions. This presentation will include an up-to-date snapshot of the revisions and a timeline for the revision process. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to provide feedback to representatives from TCEQ on the proposed rules. Don’t miss this important recap of upcoming Chapter 217 changes!

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

Date and Time: 05/16/23 at 6:00pm

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Meeting Location:

Thompson Conference Center

2405 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

Free parking is available in Lot 40 after 5:00pm.


Central Texas Section of the Water Environmental Association of Texas Application for Scholarship Assistance

 Scholarship Award is $1,000 per student

Runner-ups may be awarded $500 per student

Starting now, WEAT members or their dependents in higher education may apply for this year’s scholarship. WEAT CTS Scholarship Application Deadline is at 5 PM on Friday, August 4th, 2023.

The Central Texas Section of WEAT offers a scholarship to those pursuing an education and subsequent career that will further the fundamental knowledge of the water environment, its basic qualities, and the physical laws governing its interaction with other aspects of the environment and with the aesthetic, economic, and biological needs of the earth’s inhabitants as well as advancing the knowledge and technology in the design, construction, operation, and management of water quality control systems and facilities.

WEAT Central Texas Section Scholarship Application

Now accepting applications for the WEAT CTS 2023 Scholarship!

WEAT CTS Scholarship Application Deadline

Friday, August 4th

Download Application

Are you or your dependent(s) planning to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university this fall? If so, you and/or your dependent(s) may be eligible for scholarship assistance from the Water Environment Association of Texas Central Texas Section (WEAT CTS) Scholarship!

WEAT CTS is awarding up to $1000 per student recipient, and runner-up recipients may be awarded up to $500. WEAT is committed to enhancing the water environment of Texas through educational investment, workforce development, and supporting our members through WEAT.

All applications with unofficial transcripts must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, August 4, 2023.

Please submit scholarship application packages to Peter Reale at

The Central Texas Section serves members located in the following counties of Texas: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Llano, Travis, and Williamson. Students attending higher education in the above counties may be eligible for sponsorship of first-time WEAT membership dues if their studies are in related fields. Contact Peter Reale for more information.


It’s that time again to nominate officers for leadership in CTS WEAT! If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved on the Board or committee, please send your nominations to John Marler,, by Friday, May 12, 2023 for the following positions:

·    President-Elect

·    Vice-President

·    Secretary

·    Section Representative

Nominations will be taken to the nominating committee and elections will take place at the upcoming May 16th meeting. Currently the Board has the following members:

·    Current President John Marler will assume Past-President position

·    Current President-Elect Sean Mason will assume President position

·    Current Vice-President Michael Sherer has completed term

·    Current Secretary Will Wehner is finishing 2nd year of 2 year term

·    Current Treasurer Jenni Griesel is finishing 1st year of 2 year term

·    Current Section Rep, Jason Bybel is finishing 3rd of 3 year term


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Please visit CTS-WEAT website at ( for the latest on the upcoming events, CTS-WEAT Scholarship Program information, board member contacts, an active Young Professionals community, current news, newsletters, and upcoming section meetings

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.

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.

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.

CP&Y, Inc. dba STV Infrastructure is a wholly-owned subsidiary of STV Incorporated (STV). STV is an innovative and progressive full-service architectural and engineering firm. STV is an award-winning professional firm consistently ranking among the country’s top companies in transportation infrastructure, including rail, mass transit, highways and bridges; water; and social infrastructure, such as, healthcare, education and justice. This success is the direct result of our employees’ commitment to innovation and quality. With more than 40 offices throughout the United States and Canada, STV’s professional, technical and support personnel are client-focused and quality-driven. We provide a complete range of planning, engineering, architectural, environmental, and construction management services to transportation, infrastructure, design-build, institutional, commercial, energy, industrial, and military clients.

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

WEAT Membership

Are you a member of WEAT? If not, here are a few reasons why you should

become a member TODAY:


·    Great training and networking opportunities with continuing education credit to maintain licenses

·    $150 savings on Texas Water registration

·    Dependents are eligible for multiple scholarships

·    Receive the Texas WET magazine and e-Newsletter

·    Become an automatic member of your section


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