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Utility Management

The Utility Management Committee (UMC) was formed in the Virginia Water Environment Association. With numerous common interests between water and wastewater management professionals, the UMC became a joint committee in 2008 with the full support of committee members and leadership from both organizations, the Virginia Water Environment Association and the Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association. Committee members serve either one or both of the water and wastewater industries.

The committee’s purpose is to improve water and wastewater utility management in Virginia. We offer education for all association members on topics relevant to utility management through activities such as workshops and WaterJAM presentations. Attendance at these activities provides excellent opportunities for networking and collaboration.

We welcome input on current issues being addressed by utility managers, especially issues for which there is a need for special programs or workshops.

We encourage you to take a look at the Primer on Effective Uility Management created by an industry consortium of six national associations and the US EPA along with an advisory group comprising leadership from multiple utilities.

Future topics may vary, depending on the needs of the industry and the interest/expertise of UMC members. If you have a passion for utility management and can contribute time and expertise on topics that interest you, we encourage you to join the UMC. We also encourage participation by Young Professionals.


Paul Delphos
277 Bendix Road
Suite 500
Virginia Beach VA, 23452
Office: 757.499.4224


Christene Mitchell
1434 Air Rail Avenue
Virginia Beach VA, 23455
Office: 757.460.4211


Ronnie Baker
Spotsylvania County Utilities
600 Hudgins Road
Fredericksburg VA, 22408
Office: 540.507.7325
Fax: 540.463.3126