Collection Systems


Collection Systems Committee (CSC)

Collection Systems are a critical part of wastewater infrastructure. The quality of drinking water, groundwater, watersheds, public health, and the environment depends on a well designed, constructed, and maintained Collection System. The RMWEA CSC will serve to promote the importance of Collection Systems throughout the Rocky Mountain Region by providing education, training, and resources to Collection System personnel.

Collections Committee Projects Page


Stephanie Segler
Black & Veatch
Ceila Rethamel
City of Westminster
(303) 658-2532


Develop and promote cost-effective practices and policies in design, management, procurement, construction, inspection, operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of Collection Systems. Conduct live in person training sessions, live webinars, or classroom seminars. Some or all of these presentations will be made available as a recorded webinar.

Educate the general public and policy makers on Collection System issues supported by scientifically sound and environmentally-friendly advice that can result in technically feasible solutions.

Promote collection systems by publishing two Rumbles articles and two E-Rumbles articles. Advertise events using E-Blast and Social Media.

Support and collaborate with other committees on cross-informational topics.

Assist the Joint Annual Conference (JAC) Committee with the procurement, and selection of collection systems topics for the JAC.

Assist the RMWEA Awards Committee with the procurement of nominations, and selection of award recipient, for the annual Collection Systems Award presented at the JAC.


Emergency Management, Financial Management, Fats Oil and Grease Prevention Program, Illegal Connections, Service Rates, Industrial Waste Pretreatment Program, Floodplain, Regulatory

Planning and Design
Hydraulic Modeling, Flow Velocities, Pipes and Manholes, Capacities, Value Engineering, Lift Stations, Life Cycle Analysis, Cross Connection Control, Underdrains, Sewer System Evaluation Surveys

Construction and Inspection
Open Trench and Excavation Safety, Confined Space Entry, Utilities Testing, Construction Methods

Operation and Maintenance
TV Inspection, Cleaning, Mapping and Locates, Security of Facilities, Lift Stations, Measuring and Monitoring, Blockages, Silt Accumulation, SSOs, Training, Certification, Credential Maintenance, Odor Control, Non-Dispersible Products

Replacement and Rehabilitation
Identifying and Prioritizing Capital Projects, Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation, Trenchless Technologies, Condition Assessment Methods, Asset Management