Guthrie Joins HDR as Regional Wet Weather/CSO Lead

After 23 years at the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, Derek Guthrie has joined HDR's Water business group as vice president and east region wet weather/combined sewer overflow lead, according to an Aug. 21 press release.

Prior to joining HDR, Guthrie was chief engineer and director of engineering and operations at the Louisville district. His responsibilities included management of the operation and maintenance needs of 23 wastewater treatment plants and more than 300 pumping stations.

As regional wet weather/CSO lead, Guthrie will focus on wet weather concerns that include combined sanitary overflow and sanitary sewer overflow programs, consent decree negotiations, and the development of mitigation plans.

According to Glen Ellmers, the east region director of HDR's Water business group, Guthrie "is recognized as a wet weather leader both in the Ohio Valley and around the country." He will work with communities to develop and implement programs to comply with requirements of the Clean Water Act and other issues relevant to wet weather.

Guthrie will work with a variety of clients including the Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, MSD of Greater Cincinnati, Louisville MSD, the city of Lexington and the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority.

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