Collection Systems Community

The purpose of WEF’s Collection System Committee (CSC) is to be a resource for 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 Community (CSC) will be a steward of the environment to protect and enhance the quality of life.

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.

Focus groups AND TECHNICAL GROUPS  Resources & Outputs


  • 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 policymakers.
  • Advance the profession through recruiting, mentoring, and developing collection system practitioners.
  • Educate the public and policymakers on collection system issues.
  • Identify and acknowledge effective tools and materials, emerging technologies, and products.
  • Promote collaboration within WEF and related organizations.
  • Provide a forum for collection system topics.
  • Facilitate cooperation throughout the integrated water environment systems.

Phil Hubbard, 2023 - 2025
Tel: 757-426-7809

Vice Chair
Chris Ranck, 2023 - 2025
Tel: (317) 450-1585

2nd Vice Chair
William E. McMillin, Jr, 2023 - 2025
Tel:  973-493-9653

Past Chair
Paul Costa, 2022 - 2023
Tel:  954-415-3742

Staff Manager
Lisa Deason
Tel: 703-684-2400 ext. 7560 

Focus & Technical Groups

The CSC has many Focus Groups (both organizational and technical) that committee members can participate on. These Focus Groups 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 Focus Groups

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

Technical Work Groups

Resources & Outputs

  • Committee Brochure 
    An overview of the WEF CSC, including additional information about the Collection Systems Specialty Conference and numerous focus groups.
  • MA Outreach E-Newsletter 
    The CSC Member Services Subcommittee produces 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 - Practice Area 
    For more information on resources like books, manuals of practice, fact sheets, related websites, and more, visit the Collection Systems Resource Page.

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