Welcome to the Engineering Committee

The Pacific Northwest Section (PNWS) of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) plays an important role in promoting public awareness of water infrastructure and supporting the technical and facility management needs of its members throughout western Idaho, Oregon and Washington. An integral part of the PNWS-AWWA, the Engineering Committee (EC) focuses in terms of knowledge, practices, people and procedures on the advances in planning, design, and delivery of water supply, infrastructure and treatment projects. The EC aligns with the Engineering and Construction Division of the Technical and Education Council of AWWA.

In carrying out its mission, the EC concentrates on education, training, and promotion of engineering through:

  • Annual conference technical sessions
  • Annual conference, jointly sponsored, pre-conference work sessions
  • Annual Excellence in Engineering awards
  • Engineers Week activity participation
  • Technical presentation and training at subsection schools and short schools
  • Training sessions throughout the year
  • Conducting tours of water infrastructure and construction sites

Officer Members

Joelle Bennett


Tualatin Valley Water District


Nick Augustus

Vice Chair

Tualatin Valley Water District


Taylor Stockton


RH2 Engineering


Tonya Reiss

Board Contact

City of Spokane


Tour of Beaverton’s Cooper Mountain Reservoir Facility

Wednesday April 6; 3-4:30pm

Come see newly constructed / in progress facilities!

• New D-110 concrete reservoir will be on-line, but not backfilled

• Booster Pump station shell completed (pumps and major electrical gear to be installed in the future)
• ASR building mostly complete. Should have limited power, well pump, and chemical systems installed. I&C / SCADA

work is starting.

• Control valve vault and Operations Building (on top of it) will be operational.

• New 6,000 SF metal storage building.

• Fencing, final grading, landscaping will be major outstanding work items.

Beaverton’s Cooper Mountain Reservoir Facility
18250 SW Kemmer Rd, Beaverton


16305 SW Barrows Rd, Beaverton
RSVP to: Nick.Augustus@tvwd.org
A maximum of 25 people allowed on-site
Tour hosted by City of Beaverton and Murraysmith


Excellence in Engineering Award Update

Thank you engineering community for all the inspiring submissions for the award. Awards will be announced at the AWWA Section Conference.


Committee Meeting and Social at the Section Conference

The committee will have a meeting (including elections) Thursday the 28th at the section conference in Tacoma. Come and then join us for a hosted social afterwards.

Details: Meeting will following the Utility Division meeting in conference room 316. Come for the division meeting at 5 or arrive for just the committee meeting at around 5:30. Around 6 we will assemble and walk across the street to Hotel Murano’s Bar 960 for a social. Thank you Bowen, Collins & Associates for sponsoring!