Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report

Our Mission

To identify, fund, and manage projects that will help preserve, extend, and enhance the capabilities of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin to provide water resources for human needs while maintaining the ecological integrity of the waterway.

A key driver for the communities that comprise the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group is the recognition that if we keep dealing with water in the same manner we have historically, we will not be able to meet anticipated needs. Realizing this fact led to the formation of the CWWMG with the mission of addressing the needs of the Catawba-Wateree Basin. Incorporated in late 2007, this 501(c)(3) non-profit group came out of the three and one-half year stakeholder process associated with Duke Energy’s re-licensing of the Catawba-Wateree Hydro Project, part of a Comprehensive Re-licensing Agreement (CRA) that defines how the Basin will be managed for the next 40 to 50 years.

The CWWMG is funded by dues from voluntary members representing Duke Energy and the large water suppliers that use storage in the eleven lake Catawba-Wateree Project system.

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We're an open book

We track every dollar raised through membership dues and show how the projects help preserve and protect our river.

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We are stewards of our
water resources

We proactively plan for and implement project benefitting our entire Basin.

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  • Counties
  • Basin Boundary
  • Stations
  • Lakes
  • Members

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Catawba-Wateree River Basin
Main Riverine System
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AREA OF DETAIL

Small inset showing the project locations stretching across North and South Carolina.

Our Basin, Our Team

Our member organizations manage the water you need every day. The CWWMG has 19 members; one member representing each of the 18 public water utilities in North and South Carolina which operate water intakes on either a reservoir in the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project or on the main stem of the river, and one member representing Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy). CWWMG members meet regularly to formulate strategies and projects to help understand and address the Basin’s water challenges.

Our Self Study

The CWWMG conducts a self-assessment every five years, as required by the bylaws, to ensure continued regional value and increase the group’s effectiveness. We've just completed our second self-assessment, read about it here: 2018 Study. The previous assessment and recommendations can be found here 2013 Study.

Bylaws

Our bylaws provide the foundation on which we operate. Our bylaws can be viewed here

Our Board of Directors

Our Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to hear about plans and activities of the CWWMG and to provide feedback as individuals from an external perspective to the officers and members about general direction, governance, strategy, planning and other aspects supportive of the CWWMG’s mission. As the committee is strictly advisory in nature, none of the members are asked to commit or speak on behalf of their respective organizations or employers, but to provide a unique perspective when appropriate.  Click here to view the Advisory Committee Charter.

Our Members

  • Catawba River Water Treatment Plant (Union County, NC; Lancaster County Water & Sewer District, SC)
    Primary Representatives
    Stephen White
    District Manager, Lancaster County Water and Sewer District

    Aubrey Lofton
    Water Resources Division Director, Union County
  • Chester Metropolitan District
    Primary Representative
    Fred Castles
    Executive Director
  • City of Hickory, NC
    Primary Representative
    Shawn Pennell
    Assistant Public Services Director
  • City of Belmont, NC
    Primary Representative
    Chuck Flowers
    Utility Director
  • City of Camden, SC
    Primary Representative
    Tom Couch
    Director of Public Works
  • Charlotte Water, NC
    Primary Representative
    Ron Hargrove
    Deputy Director
  • City of Gastonia, NC
    Primary Representative
    Ed Cross
    Division Manager of Water Treatment
  • City of Lenoir, NC
    Primary Representative
    Radford Thomas
    Director, Public Utilities Department
  • City of Morganton, NC
    Primary Representative
    Brad Boris
    Water Resources Director
  • City of Mount Holly, NC
    Primary Representative
    Ray Clemmer
    Public Utilities Deputy Director
  • City of Rock Hill, SC
    Primary Representative
    Jimmy Bagley
    Deputy City Manager
  • City of Statesville, NC
    Primary Representative
    Andy Smith
    Water Resources Interim Director
  • Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
    Primary Representative
    Jeff Lineberger
    Director, Water Strategy & Hydro Licensing
  • Lincoln County, NC
    Primary Representative
    Don Chamblee
    Director of Public Works
  • Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority, SC
    Primary Representative
    Mike Hancock
    General Manager
  • Two Rivers Utilities
    Primary Representative
    Ed Cross
    Division Manager of Water Treatment
  • Town of Granite Falls, NC
    Primary Representative
    Joy Munday
    Water Treatment Facility Superintendent
  • Town of Long View, NC
    Primary Representative
    David Draughn
    Public Works Director
  • Town of Mooresville, NC
    Primary Representative
    Allison Kraft
    Public Utilities Director
  • Town of Valdese, NC
    Primary Representative
    Seth Eckard
    Town Manager