CMT Engineer named a Water Hero

Amanda Withers

Amanda Withers

DEC 13, 2012: CMT’s Amanda Withers, PE, was recently named a Water Hero by the Water Environmental Federation (WEF). The organization describes water heroes as “everyday professionals who protect public health and the environment by cleaning the world’s water day after day.”  Withers was nominated by the Illinois Water Environmental Association.

“My passion lies in environmental engineering and particularly wastewater treatment. It is my way of giving something back to society by helping to protect our water environment,” Withers said.

The WEF is a not-for-profit organization that supports clean and safe water throughout the world. It’s membership includes over 36,000 water quality professionals.

Withers is currently serving as the chairperson of the environmental committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Illinois. She has been a member of the committee since 2007 and previously served as a liaison to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Bureau of Water. Her advocacy work within the industry is in addition to her day-to-day responsibilities as a process and hydraulics designer at CMT.

“As a water quality professional, Amanda has been actively involved in the water and wastewater engineering field.  Her dedication to the cause of preserving this natural resource does not waiver,” said Bernie Held, director of water and wastewater services at CMT. “Amanda has performed engineering projects in both potable water and wastewater treatment.  Improving the quality of life in a sustainable fashion for the people impacted by these projects is her primary goal and one that CMT wholeheartedly supports.  We are proud to have her on our team.”

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