A key driver to the communities that comprise the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group is the recognition that if we keep dealing with water in the same manner that we have done 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 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.
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.
|Chair||Barry Gullet, PE - Charlotte Water, NC|
|Vice Chair||Kevin Greer, PE - City of Hickory, NC|
|Secretary/ Treasurer||Brad Boris - City of Morganton, NC|
|NC At-Large Director||Jeff Lineberger, PE - Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC|
|SC At-Large Director||
Jimmy Bagley, PE - City of Rock Hill, SC