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Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

Events & Presentations > 2010 Events > WESTCAS Fall Conference, October 27-29, 2010 > Presentations

Events & Presentations > 2013 Events > WESTCAS Annual Conference, June 26-28, 2013 > Presentations

Events & Presentations > 2013 Events > WESTCAS Fall Conference, October 30-November 1, 2013 > Presentations

Events & Presentations > 2014 Events > WESTCAS Annual Conference, June 18-20, 2014 > Presentations

Events & Presentations > 2015 Events > WESTCAS Fall Conference, October 28-30, 2015 > Presentations

Events & Presentations > 2016 Events > WESTCAS Annual Conference - June 22-24 - Santa Fe, NM > Presentations

Legislative Advocacy > 2012

Legislative Advocacy > 2016

Members > Associate Members > Associates

CDM Smith

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

CDM Smith has office locations throughout the Arid West, including:

  • Texas: Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
  • California: Carlsbad, Irvine, Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Truckee, Walnut Creek
  • Arizona: Phoenix
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque
  • Nevada: Carson City
  • Colorado: Denver
  • Utah: Salt Lake City
For more information visit or contact Kelly Collins,
Kelly Collins

Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (APAI)

Alan Plummer Associates Inc. (APAI) was founded in 1978 with a vision to balance environmental stewardship with technical excellence, serving clients with distinction and integrity. Today, with over 120 employees and five offices, APAI continues that commitment.

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.

Contact Information
Peggy W. Glass, PhD

Rex Hunt, PE
Total Employees = 126
WESTCAS area = 126

WESTCAS Region Locations
Fort Worth, TX
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
Peggy W. Glass, PhD

Taylor & McCaleb, P.A.

Taylor & McCaleb, P.A. (T&M) is a boutique law firm located in Corrales, New Mexico, specializing in water quality and water quantity issues at the local, state and federal levels. Clients of T&M range from individual farmers and real estate developers to water suppliers, trade associations and political subdivisions. T&M attorneys have broad experience in administrative proceedings before the New Mexico State Engineer, the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission, as well as experience protecting property rights in state and federal courts. T&M also has prepared extensive comments on state and federal legislation concerning water quantity and water quality issues. T&M is small enough to provide its clients with individualized attention, but with a combined total of 30 years' experience in water law, T&M can tackle the most complex water issues facing its clients.

Jolene L. McCaleb, Esq. (505) 888-6600

Elizabeth Newlin Taylor, Esq.
(505) 888-6600

Total Employees = 3 (attorneys and staff)
WESTCAS Area = 3
WESTCAS Region Locations=Corrales/Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jolene L. McCaleb
(505) 888-6600

Patrick, Miller & Kropf, P. C.

Patrick, Miller & Kropf is a leading water rights firm in the Western United States with offices in Aspen, Denver, Phoenix and Tulsa, servicing clients across the arid western states. The firm's practice is confined to water rights, water transfers, water resource and wastewater planning, water quality law, basin planning and mediation, tribal water law, transboundary water law and related infrastructure planning and development. PMK is one of the few law firms in the United States which concentrates a significant portion of its practice on utility and watershed planning for basin authorities, local governments and private clients. This developing field meshes economics, the physical sciences, environmental regulations, water supply planning, water rights, and utility rate theory. The result is a concentrated expertise designed to develop, finance and phase water resources to maximize efficiencies and revenue.

Total Employees = 14
WESTCAS Area = 13
WESTCAS Region Locations
Phoenix, AZ
Aspen, CO
Denver, CO

Members > Members by State > Arizona

Salt River Project

SRP, located in the southwestern United States, has more than 100 years of experience in water resource management and power generation in the Sonoran Desert. SRP operates a system of seven storage dams and 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) of canals and laterals, delivering more than 1 million acre feet of water annually to municipalities and irrigators. As the nation's oldest multipurpose water reclamation project, SRP operates and maintains an irrigation system that typically delivers more than 325 billion gallons of water to municipal, industrial, agricultural and urban irrigation systems each year.

SRP works with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to address known pollution problems through special projects. SRP also collaborates with the City of Phoenix and other communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area to implement water conservation measures and programs to monitor and protect water quality.

One of SRP's most important water management programs is water quality monitoring. It provides information about patterns and trends in SRP surface and groundwater quality and also about potential pollution sources. SRP monitors the rivers within the watershed, as well as the canals and groundwater wells within its water service area.
Jim Kudlinski,
Supervisor, Environmental Field Services

Gust Rosenfeld, P. L. C.

Gust Rosenfeld is a full service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix, Wickenburg and Tucson. The firm is known for the quality of its lawyers and legal advice, as well as its creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law.

Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, health care law, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.
Fred Rosenfeld

City of Tempe

The Environmental Services Section of the Water Utilities Division of the City of Tempe is responsible for compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Aquifer Protection Permits, existing National Pollution Discharge Elimination Permits (NPDES) and the Arizona Pollution Discharge Elimination Permits (AZPDES) requirements for operation of the sanitary sewer, stormwater, water production, and wastewater treatment/discharge, Arizona Department of Health Services(ADHS) licensed laboratory.

The five programs within the Environmental Division are Backflow Prevention, Pretreatment, Regulatory Compliance, Stormwater, and the Water Quality Laboratory. Its purpose is to provide a safe and healthy quality of life for its customers by enabling the skills and talents of its employees to: provide clean, safe drinking water; collect and safely treat wastewater; create and maintain a sustainable environment; maintain competitive user rates; and, provide a superior level of customer service. They do this through the combined efforts of 150 diverse and dedicated water, environmental and administrative professionals that serve Tempe on a continuous basis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Craig Caggiano

Members > Members by State > California

Association of California Water Agencies

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) is the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country. Its 430 public agency members collectively are responsible for 90% of the water delivered to cities, farms and businesses in California. ACWA’s mission is to assist its members in promoting the development, management and reasonable beneficial use of good quality water at the lowest practical cost in an environmentally balanced manner.

In fulfilling its role, ACWA identifies issues of concern to the water industry and the public it serves; accumulates and communicates the best available scientific and technical information to the public and policy makers; facilitates consensus building; develops reasonable goals and objectives for water resources management; advocates sound legislation; promotes local service agencies as the most efficient means of providing water service; provides additional services of value to its members; and fosters cooperation among all interest groups concerned with stewardship of the state’s water resources.
Tim Quinn
Executive Director

Members > Members by State > Nevada

City of Henderson Department of Utility Services

The Department of Utility Services is responsible for all facets of water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services for the City of Henderson. The Department provides treatment and distribution of drinking water, collection and reclamation of wastewater, laboratory testing services, utility infrastructure planning and management, and customer care and billing services.

Their mission is to provide vital water and wastewater services to their citizens while protecting the environment, health and prosperity of their community. They provide high quality potable drinking water, which meets or exceeds all federal and state water quality requirements. The City maintains more than 1,200 miles of water pipelines, and more than 920 miles of sewer pipelines. The Department’s water quality laboratory collects water samples from their treatment plans every day, and conducts hundreds of tests every month.
Brenda Pohlmann
Environmental Program Manager

Members > Members by State > New Mexico

City of Rio Rancho Department of Public Works

The Utility Operations Division of the City of Rico Rancho Department of Public Works is organized into three sections: Environmental Programs, Utility Operations, and Utility Systems.

The Environmental Program Section provides rebates for high-efficiency toilets and high-efficiency washers; manages water conservation programs; implements water restrictions and manages water waste complaints; conducts water use audits; manages domestic well program; manages backflow prevention program; and, manages Industrial Pre-treatment program.

Their Utility Operations Section is responsible for reporting and repairing leaks in City right-of-way areas, analyze water quality information, plan and design water, wastewater, or recycled water public improvements projects, maintains and oversees the water, wastewater, and reuse water contracts, and maintains Federal and State permits for the utility Facilities. This section also works with the Utility Commission which works with the public to get their input and concerns about water, wastewater, and recycled water.

The Utility Systems Section is responsible for line location of water and wastewater, as well as approval of water and wastewater service.
Larry Webb
Utilities Division Manager

Testimony & Commentary

August 2, 2011 - Final Letter to Administrator Jackson (PDF 28.94kb)

On Tuesday, August 2nd, WESTCAS along with 28 national, state, and regional organizations sent the attached letter regarding numeric nutrient criteria to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson and copied EPA Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner. The letter affirms the municipal clean water community's dedication to addressing nutrient-related impacts but highlights key concerns with U.S. EPA's current approach for developing water quality criteria for nitrogen and phosphorus.

April 25, 2008 - WESTCAS Testimony on FY 2009 EPA Budget (PDF 111.73kb)

WESTAS submits testimony regarding the FY 09 Environmental Protection Agency Budget on April 25, 2008.

April 5, 2010 - WESTCAS letter to Mr. Terry Breyman (PDF 165.68kb)

WESTCAS letter to Mr. Terry Breyman, Council on Environmental Quality, regarding comments on December 3, 2009 "Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies"
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