Ted Meckes Bio:
Ted D. Meckes, P.E. has served the water industry for 30 years. He started his career fresh out of college as an Engineer for Springfield’s, City Water, Light & Power in 1986, served as the Superintendent of Water Treatment for CWLP for 12 years, and presently serves as the Water Division Manager for City Water, Light & Power. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1986 and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He has been a member of AWWA and ISAWWA since 1986, and is also a member of the Illinois Public Water Supply Operators Association, Central Illinois Water Plant Operators Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, AWWA Standards Committee B100 for Granular Filter Media, and holds a Class A Water Operators license. He has been involved in assisting other Water Treatment Plants with operational problems officially by being a Comprehensive Performance Evaluation team member as well as unofficially by networking with other plant operators throughout the State of Illinois. Ted has been involved with the Engineer in the Classroom program in Springfield, where engineers teach local 4th grade students the engineering process culminating with a Rube Goldberg type design competition. Ted has served on numerous committees for ISAWWA including: registration committee, training committee, a guest speaker at numerous conferences on a wide variety of water treatment related subjects, and has served as AWWA District 3 Trustee for four years and is now the Chair of ISAWWA. He received the 2010 Illinois Public Water Supply Operators Association (IPWSOA) Surface Water Operator of the Year Award.
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