Eger to Lead Water Environment Federation

The former Kentucky utility director started Jan. 24 as WEF’s new executive director.

Jeff Eger, former executive director of Sanitation District 1 in Fort Wright, Ky., assumed leadership of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 members representing water quality professionals around the world.

Jeff Eger

“It is an extreme honor to join such a dedicated team of water professionals. The volunteer leadership and staff have been quite helpful during this transition,” said Eger. “I couldn’t be more optimistic about WEF’s future, and look forward to being a part of these efforts.”

During his 16-year tenure with the district – the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky with $1 billion in assets – Eger developed and implemented a regional stormwater management program to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations and began taking responsibility of public stormwater collection systems in 2009. He also supervised the regionalization of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems in response to pending federal environmental regulations and legislative changes.

In addition, Eger has worked with organizations active on the regional and national levels. He is a member and past chair of The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries) and also chairs the Wet Weather Partnership, a national organization dedicated to seeking environmentally responsible solutions to urban wet weather issues. Eger earned a communications degree from Northern Kentucky University.

“We are very excited to now have Jeff on board and look forward to working with him to further WEF’s mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment,” said WEF President Jeanette Brown.

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