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.


  • 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 this committee, please go to [email protected] and send an email with the following information:

  • Name
  • WEF ID Number
  • Committee of Interest
  • A short explanation of why you would like to join this committee (1 – 2 sentences).


Paul Costa, 2022 - 2023
Tel:  954-415-3742
Email: [email protected] 

Phil Hubbard, 2022 - 2023
Tel: 757-426-7809
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair
Chris Ranck, 2022 - 2023
Tel: (317) 450-1585
Email: [email protected]

Past Chair, 
Jimmy Stewart, 2022 - 2023
Tel: 334-750-3208
Email:[email protected] 

Staff Manager
Bianca Pinto
Tel: 703-684-7050
[email protected]

CSC 2020 3rd Quarter MA e-Newsletter is out!

The newest CSC Member Association E-Newsletter is out!

Some highlights of the 2020 3rd Quarterly e-Newsletter include:

  • MA news from CWP of Kentucky & Tennessee, New England WEA, North Carolina AWWA-WEA, and Virginia WEA!
  • MA Award Winners!
  • Updates on Collection Systems 2022!
  • NASSCO Update
  • A "Flushable" Wipe Exists!


Click here to get a copy of the latest newsletter

Want to keep up-to-date about what's going on with CSC and MA's around the country,  email Bri Nakamura ([email protected]) to get on the e-newsletter listserv.

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.  

We encourage anyone interested in participating in the WEF Collection Systems Committee to join us at one of our events!