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.

MISSION STATEMENT

  • 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

WEFCOM

Chair
Luis Leon, 2016 - 2017
6669 Palo Verde Pl
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739-1568
Tel: 909-463-9333
Email: Leonlr@cdmsmith.com

Chair-Elect
Dianne Sumego, 2016 - 2017
388 S. Main St., Ste 401
Akron, OH 44311
Tel: 303/607-5619
Email: sumegod@bv.com

Vice-Chair
Kevin Waldron, 2016 - 2017
1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy Ste 50
Kansas City, MO 64116-1780
Tel: 816-361-1177
Email: kwaldron@oaconsulting.com

Past-Chair
Rudy Fernandez
Email:  rudyfernandez@icloud.com

Staff Liaison
Bri Nakamura
Tel: 703/684-2439
Email: Bnakamura@wef.org

Just Released! Rainfall Derived Inflow and Infiltration (RDII) Modeling Fact Sheet!

The Collection Systems Committee Modeling Technical Work Group is excited to release a new fact sheet on "Sanitary Sewer Systems: Rainfall Derived Infiltration and Inflow (RDII) Modeling".  

RDII simulation models are commonly used as one of the key tools in characterizing system wet weather response, evaluating needs, and predicting performance within I/I reduction and remediation programs. 

The new fact sheet  serves as a resource and reference guide for utility managers, practitioners and educators. 

Click here to download the RDII Modeling Fact Sheet.

Also, visit the Collection Systems Topic Page for more CSC references and fact sheets!

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.

  • Collection Systems 2017-Collections in the Heartland
    Century Link Center, Omaha, NE
    May 21-24, 2017
    Collection Systems Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 4:45-5:45 PM