Tuesday 2:00 PM
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Room: Diamond

Water Works System Planning for a Sustainable Community

The Village of Algonquin's Water Works System Master Plan provides the Village with a comprehensive plan for the upgrade and expansion of their Water Works System. The planning document identifies the improvements needed to meet the Village's water demands through the year 2040. Given a current population of approximately 30,000 people and an average day water demand of approximately 2.64 MGD in 2010, the planning effort included water demand projections utilizing the City's "current trends" water use habits. In recent years the Village has had excellent success managing water demands within the system through the promotion of water conservation programs. With an analysis of the integration of potential additional water conservation programs, a second - less resource intensive - water use projection was created. The two water use projections were carried through to plan the supply, treatment, storage and distribution facilities for the planning period. Finally, the cost/cost savings for water conservation was quantified to demonstrate the long term benefits of water conservation and sustainable management of the Village's water works system.

Moderator:  Jeff Freeman


Robert G. Mitchard II - Village of Algonquin

Mr. Mitchard has been a Public Works Director for 27 years.   He has spent 17 years in his current position with Algonquin and has managed a the department during years of significant growth and change.  The department has expanded from 28 employees to 68 in that time period and the budget, including capital improvements, has expanded to more than $20 million annually.  Mr. Mitchard manages a full range of services including water and wastewater, streets, parks and forestry, and building and fleet services.  Previously, Bob Mitchard was the Public Works Director for Lake Zurich, IL for 2.5 years and North Riverside, IL for 8.5 years.

Mr. Mitchard is an expert in contract management for a wide variety of infrastructure improvements ranging from $20,000 to more than $25,000,000.  He has managed maintenance crews from a staff of 7 to the current 68 persons.  He has worked successfully in both non-union and union environments.  His specialties range from underground construction to pavement rehabilitation programs, and everything in between.

Mr. Mitchard holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.  He is a current member of the American Public Works Association and the American Water Works Association.

Jeffrey W. Freeman, P.E., CFM, LEED AP - Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

Jeffrey W. Freeman, P.E., CFM, LEED AP – Jeff obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.  Jeff has 16 years of environmental engineering experience.  He currently is a Vice President at Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) Sugar Grove, IL.  Jeff has worked with many communities on the planning, design and implementation of Water Works System improvements.  He is a registered professional engineer, certified floodplain manager and LEED accredited professional.  Jeff is an active member of the ISAWWA Education Committee, currently working with the committee as the Northern Vice-Chair and the Webinar Subcommittee Chair.