New Water Consultant Partnerships Announced

 

SAMCO has formed partnerships with water consultants to provide additional services to Texas communities. The partnerships with Barna Consulting Group and Elston Johnson and Associates allow for additional planning, reporting, regulatory compliance and project financing capabilities beyond the leak detection and field services normally completed by SAMCO.

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Stacy Barna of Barna Consulting Group (BCG) previously worked at the Texas Water Development Board in multiple leadership positions. She has over 19 years of experience working with water and wastewater systems on regulatory compliance, capacity development, project development and funding, and implementing policy and regulation changes. Also with BCG is Bryan Farney. Bryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. He has over ten years of experience with water systems and development companies assisting in the development of groundwater resources and alternative financing of water projects.

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Elston Johnson of Elston Johnson and Associates (EJA) has worked with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  He has over 20 years of experience with water system regulatory compliance, permitting, and policy and regulation development. Also with EJA is Barb Johnson. Barb holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership and has more than 20 years of experience in leadership development, team effectiveness, organizational culture and strategic foresight.  She understands the need to develop a strong people strategy to support the business aims of Financial Sustainability, Quality and Accessibility.

Services offered through this partnership include preparation of, or assistance with:

Compliance/Technical Requirements

  • Water Loss Audit
  • Water Use Survey
  • Drought Contingency Plan
  • Sample Siting Plan
  • Monitoring Plan
  • Consumer Confidence Report
  • 85% Report- Capacity Report
  • Alternative Capacity Requirement Analysis and Submission
  • Exception Requests
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Environmental Permit / Compliance
  • Asset Management Plan
  • Engineering Design Plan
  • Record Drawings

Funding Assistance

  • Funding Information and Sources
  • Funding Applications
  • Public Outreach/Education

Leak Detection/Field Services

  • Leak Detection
  • Leak Repair
  • Flow Recording/Monitoring
  • Manhole Inspection
  • GIS Assets / Leaks
  • Well Meter Calibrations
  • Updated Distribution Maps

Strategic Leadership

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Effectiveness / Teambuilding
  • Organizational Development
  • Operations Training

If you have interest in learning more about the expanded services that SAMCO is now offering, please contact Sam Godfrey at the TCEQ Public Drinking Water Conference or give him a call.

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