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The South Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) represents over 800 water professionals and 66 water utilities in the state of South Carolina. 

Mission, Vision & Strategic Plan

SCAWWA Strategic Plan


Providing solutions to effectively manage water, our state’s most important natural resource. 



A better South Carolina through better water.


Core Principles

  • Protect public health and the environment
  • Provide value to members and our state
  • Pursue excellence through education
  • Support professional collaboration and growth
  • Foster diversity and inclusion

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan focuses on four goals in the areas of member engagement and development; organizational stewardship; knowledge creation and exchange; and water policy and leaderships. View our Strategic Plan (PDF)



Organizational Structure

Volunteers elected to the Executive Committee carry out the goals as set in the Section's bylaws. Member volunteers serve on committees to accomplish specific tasks.


SCAWWA has three paid staff positions, which are shared with the WEASC and carry out the day-to-day operations and activities of the Section: Executive Director, Association Manager, and Association Specialist.


SCAWWA conducts many seminars and workshops throughout the year with one annual meeting at the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC), which is held in March each year in Myrtle Beach, SC.


The SCEC is held jointly with the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). The SC Section also publishes a quarterly magazine, The Journal, jointly with the WEASC.


To learn more about our organizational structure, policies, committees, and awards,download the SCAWWA Section Handbook here.  The majority of the SCAWWA's mission is carried out through the work of it's technical committees.  If you are interested in serving on one of our technical committees, please complete the committee volunteer form and return it to the Association office. 


Our executive committee meets several times each year to plan and conduct the business of the section.  Approved executive committee meeting minutes are available by clicking here. 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the governing body of SCAWWA. The 2015 -16 EC members are as follows:

 David Niesse, Chair

David NiesseMt. Pleasant Waterworks
PO Box 330
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
(843) 971-7506




Angie Mettlen, Past Chair


  W.K. Dickson & Co.
  489 Fieldgate Circle
  Pawleys Island, SC 29585
  (843) 540-1015

Rachel Cooper, Chair Elect

  Orangeburg DPU
  PO Box 1057
  Orangeburg, SC 29116
  (803) 268-4423



Robert Osborne, Vice Chair

  Black & Veatch
  (864) 643-9164





Jane Byrne, Senior Trustee


Jane ByrneCharleston Water System
PO Box B
Charleston, SC 29402
(843) 863-4040



Murray Dodd, Junior Trustee

  Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

  101 E. Washington St, Ste 200

  Greenville, SC 29601

  (864) 527-0460 

Fred Yandle, Director

  CDM Smith

  1441 Main Street, Ste. 1000

  Columbia, SC 29201

  (803) 758-4511

Porter Rivers, Treasurer

Porter RiversAECOM
P.O. Box 1116
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 254-4400



Dionna Ebeling, Secretary

  Mount Pleasant Waterworks

  PO Box 330
  Mt Pleasant, SC 29465
  (843) 375-5462








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