Tuesday 11:30 AM
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Room: Ruby

Wells, Wells and More Wells: Muscatine's Master Planning Addresses Future Water Needs

Muscatine Power and Water serves the City of Muscatine as well as others outside of the City. The water is currently supplied by 23 wells. In addition, 70 percent of the water is sold to one user and three users account for 80 percent of the water. This paper will look at what is required in the areas of water sources, transmission, distribution, treatment pumping and storage for the next 20 years. Also, as the water quality is declining and it is more likely that treatment will be required in the future, we will examine what can be done with the large users so that it will be more cost-effective to treat the water for the remainder of the customers. Finally, all of the recommended improvements will have associated construction cost estimates and priorities assigned to them.

Moderator:  Chris Ulm


Mike Winegard - AECOM

Michael H. Winegard is a vice president and has worked at AECOM for more than 35 years focusing on water supply, distribution and treatment.  His work has focused on municipal water systems throughout the Midwest including the planning, design and construction of water mains, booster pump stations, treatment plants and storage facilities.  Mr. Winegard has designed improvements for more than 20 surface water plants supplied by the Great Lakes, rivers and creeks.  He earned his Bachelor’s in Engineering Degree from Marquette University and has a MBA in Finance from Loyola University.  Mr. Winegard is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois plus 6 other states.  He is actively involved in the American Water Works Association having been a former Chair and Director of the Illinois Section and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering


Kris Hatfield - Muscatine Power & Water

Kris J Hatfield is Manager of Water and Utility Services at Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Iowa.  Mr. Hatfield has more than 22 years’ experience in the water industry. Mr. Hatfield started his career in 1991 as a water operator for the City of Elmhurst Illinois, held positions as water operator with Central Lake County JAWA, Superintendent of the City of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois and Superintendent of the City of Galesburg, Illinois until obtaining his current position with Muscatine Power and Water in 2006.