Wed., November 8, 2017
2900 S. Platte River Drive
Monthly meetings are held at:
2900 S. Platte River Drive
Wed., December 13 2017
Bobby Anastasov, Chair
Paul Ferraro, Executive Director
Or contact us by email
Paul Grundemann Scholarship Memorial Fund
Paul’s love for helping with mentoring and providing training opportunities will be carried forward with the Paul Grundemann Scholarship Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to provide scholarships for water or wastewater personnel to attend conferences that will further their professional standing. Consideration for receiving the scholarship will be based on need.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, email Paul Ferraro.
We would like to give you the opportunity to remember Paul by contributing toward this fund. Since this donation is going through the CWWUC, your gift is tax deductible. Your help carrying on the memory of our dear friend, Paul Grundemann, is greatly appreciated.
You can remit your check, made out to Paul Grundemann Scholarship Memorial Fund directly to:
c/o Paul Ferraro
4 Mourning Dove Lane
Littleton, CO 80127
Paul Grundemann: An Outstanding Water Professional
Paul Grundemann was the Chair of the Colorado Wastewater Utility Council when he suddenly passed away in 2009. This was his second tour of duty as Chair and he was one of the original organizers of the Council. As with astronomy, Paul brought his enthusiasm, knowledge and skill to the Council and its many activities. His support of the Council and the work he did on behalf of the Council are key reasons the Council is recognized today as an important and effective organization in Colorado water quality and wastewater issues. Paul’s efforts have helped lay down the foundation for the future success of the Council and his leadership and insights on difficult issues will be missed.
Paul was instrumental in developing two on-going programs sponsored by the Council – a permitting seminar given in all areas of Colorado and the Council’s Mentoring Program. Both these programs are intended to provide information and assistance to wastewater operators in Colorado, reflecting Paul’s advocacy for water and wastewater operations personnel. Paul’s involvement on the operator’s certification board was important in the development of the current and very successful program. In addition, he was involved in many training activities for operations personnel, including the Boulder Water and Wastewater Operators Fundamentals School. In the Mentoring Program, Paul and others were successful in assisting Easter Seals Colorado in achieving regulatory compliance at their camp for disabled and special needs children, near Empire, Colorado, without the installation of an expensive mechanical treatment system.
Paul’s real job was Director of Operations for the Centennial Water & Sanitation District, located in northern Douglas County. Paul was the first employee hired by the District and served for 26 years. A long-time water and wastewater professional, Paul also served as a leader on a number of statewide commissions, councils and committees. He was appointed by Governor Bill Owens as a commissioner on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission and was a past chair of the Water Quality Advisory Committee of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). He was active in many other organizations, including the South Platte Coalition for Urban River Evaluation, the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, the Colorado Water Utility Council and many others.
Paul Grundemann will be missed.