Tuesday 3:30 PM
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Room: Illinois

Practical Approaches to Fund Infrastructure Projects in a Tough Economy

This presentation provides practical means to identify annual system replacement needs and develop a proactive replacement program based on the true useful life of water and wastewater infrastructure and equipment. This presentation also focuses on ways to structure a user charge system to balance the objective of sufficient funding for timely infrastructure replacement with the necessity to maintain affordability for rate payers.

Moderator:  Jerry Bever


Kristin Rehg, PE - Baxter & Woodman, Inc.

Kristin Rehg is a project manager in Baxter & Woodman’s Water Department.  Her focus includes water and sewer user charge studies, water system master planning, and design of water treatment and distribution systems.  Kristin received a B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois.  She is the chair of ISAWWA’s Outreach Committee, and a member of AWWA’s Rates & Charges Committee and Young Professionals Committee.

Carolyn Grieves, PE - Baxter & Woodman, Inc.

Carolyn Grieves is Baxter & Woodman’s Water Department Manager.  She specializes in design of water supply, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as water distribution system modeling and master planning.  Carolyn received a B.S. in civil engineering from University of Illinois and a M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Iowa, and is a registered professional engineer in Illinois.  She is the chair of ISAWWA’s Safety Committee.