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Mark Adam, PE, RPLS recently gave a presentation for the URINA Municipal Utility District during a budget workshop at the annual AWBD conference which was held June 13-15, 2019 in Forth Worth, Texas. Mr. Adam serves as a board member for the district which met to address the challenges of the district’s aging infrastructure and how to draw adequate funding from a combination of utility rates, taxes, and fees.

In the presentation, Mr. Adam reviewed the District Budget, Rate Order, and Tax Options and outlined a 5-Year Capital-Maintenance Projects Plan, As an acting liaison to a District consultant, each board member also brought information they had gathered to aid in the discussion.

The Association of Water Board Directors (AWBD) was formed early in the 1970s as an advocacy group for utility districts. The association’s mission is to promote unity and education among the various water districts in Texas. The annual AWBD conference gives their more than 900 members an opportunity to learn, connect, and discuss water resources improvements for future district operations.

Mark Adam, PE, RPLS serves as Senior Director of Bleyl Engineering and Regional Manager of our Houston office.