Collection Systems Committee

The Collection Systems Committee seeks to provide leadership in support of collection system personnel and management through networking and dissemination of current technical information.

Goals of the committee are to:

  • Coordinate efforts with the WEF Collection System Committee, provide a two-way communication link between FWEA and WEF.
  • Submit one article each year to the FWRJ for publication.
  • Coordinate a seminar on Collection System related issues at least once every three years.
  • Assist the Membership Committee in encouraging growth in FWEA’s membership from the Collection System community.
The Collections Committee accepts nominations for the Annual Wastewater Collection System of the Year Award. This is an award that recognizes the important role that collection systems play within our Florida communities. In addition, we are accepting nominations for a new award, the Golden Manhole Award. 2018 Awards will be presented during the 2018 Florida Water Resources Conference. For more information on the awards program, please visit the awards page



Committee Chair Emiritus
Rudy Fernandez
(561) 793-5807
Mobile: (561) 212-4281

Chair
Jamison Tondreault
Kimley-Horn
(727) 742-1748

Vice Chairs
Rick Ruede
City of Lakeland
(863) 944-8237

Utility Liaison
Nick Wagner
Manatee County
(941) 792-8811

Secretary
Heather Ripley
Kimley-Horn

Treasurer
Samantha L. Hanzel
JACOBS
(405) 639-9774

Awards
Oscar Bello
Reynolds Construction

Membership
Patrick Wootton
IDEX Corporation

Program Coordinators
Don McCullers
Cardno

Heather Ripley
Kimley-Horn

Members
Kevin Becotte
Pinellas County Utilities
(727) 464-5377

Freddy J. Betancourt 
Arcadis
(407) 461-7745
Workshop Subcommittee

Isabel Botero
Black and Veatch
(954) 319-9861

George Cassady
Hillsborough County

Justin deMello
Woodard & Curran

Gui DeReamer
Brown and Caldwell
(407) 661-9515

Fabier Fernandez
The Infra Tech Group

Joan Fernandez
Arcadis
(954) 882-9566

Brad Hayes
Woodard & Curran
(860) 627-0465

Scott Helfrick
IDEX Corpooration

Vaughn Hayduk
Kimley-Horn

Robert Jeyaseelan
Vapex

Michael Kahren
Ebara Pumps
(803) 327-5005

Keisha McKinnie

Samantha LaHee
HDR

Annalise Mannix
Miami-Dade

Marlon Medina
Stantec

Dorian Modjeski
Modjeski Engineering LLC

Steve Nail
Manatee County

Fred Nugent
F.J. Nugent & Associates, Inc.
(407) 936-1139

Chuck Olson
F.J. Nugent & Associates, Inc.

Charles Parker
Orange County

Tad Parker
Orange County

Michael Pringle
Flovac

Steve Roberts
City of Fort Lauderdale

Brendyn Rojas

Rich Schici
Inland Pipe Rehabiltation-Southeast
(404) 308-3263

Walt Schwarz
Jacobs
CRWWP: (305) 745-3991
Key West: (305) 294-1645
Mobile: (954) 480-7365

Frank Schwartz
LMK Pipe 

Dave Smith
In-Pipe Technology

Vaughn Stevenson
Bio-Nomic Services

Clay Tappan
CDM Smith
(813) 281-2900

Brent Weidenhamer
Seacoast Utility Authority

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