GS&P’s Hal Humphrey Presents Best Practices for Consent Decree Programs

Senior Water Resources Engineer Shares Case Study Details from Abatement Projects at FWEA Regional Seminar Series

November 21, 2017   |   Birmingham,  Ala.   |   Events

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Senior Water Resources Engineer Hal Humphrey, P.E., presented at the Florida Water Environment Association’s (FWEA) Regional Seminar Series on November 9 in Largo, Fla. Humphrey presented best practices for consent decree programs illustrated through case studies on several GS&P consent decree programs. As part of this presentation, he shared foundational strategies for successful consent decree programs as well as the differing approaches and best practices for wet weather and dry weather sanitary sewer overflow abatement. 

“I enjoyed presenting case studies on how we helped various municipalities navigate consent decree programs and sharing best practices for controlling sewer overflows in both wet and dry conditions,” commented Humphrey. “The Florida Water Environment Federation’s Seminar Series provides a great opportunity to share knowledge and discuss trends relative to the advancement of sustainable practices for improving water quality, providing a cleaner, healthier environment for communities and building a water utility of the future.”
 
A summary of the presentation follows.
 
Real World Experience with Consent Decree Programs
Presentation by Hal Humphrey, P.E.
 
In this presentation, Humphrey presented case studies on consent decree programs that GS&P worked on, including programs with the Jefferson County Environmental Services Department, the Knoxville Utilities Board, the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District and Nashville Metro Water Services, walking attendees through abatement strategies for both wet and dry conditions. Humphrey provided lessons learned, general best practices, a discussion regarding the different approaches required for wet and dry weather sanitary overflows and how to determine the optimal solution through data-driven approach. 

“The Florida Water Environment Federation’s Seminar Series provides a great opportunity to share knowledge and discuss trends relative to the advancement of sustainable practices for improving water quality, providing a cleaner, healthier environment for communities and building a water utility of the future.”

Hal Humphrey, P.E., senior water resources engineer, GS&P
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