June 15th, 2016 11:22 AM
Aqua has welcomed a 20-year planning and environmental services expert to its ranks as the company’s new chief environmental officer. Christopher S. Crockett joined Aqua America June 15, reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer Rick Fox.
Crockett was previously deputy commissioner for planning and environmental services at the Philadelphia Water Department, where he has worked since 1995.
In his new role, Crockett is responsible for overseeing water quality and environmental compliance for all of Aqua's drinking water and wastewater systems in eight states. Crockett will also manage Aqua's in-house water and wastewater laboratory as well as the company's water quality services and water resources engineering departments.
“We are excited to have someone with Chris’ depth of experience and knowledge join our team,” said Fox. “In addition to his experience in the water, storm water and wastewater industry, he is a well-known thought leader. He has led many innovative projects that improve the environment and have a positive impact on water quality and operations performance, and we are certain his experiences will have benefits across our states.”
Crockett, a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, is a Drexel University alumnus who earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the university where he is also an adjunct professor.
Crockett is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and is a member of the organization’s Journal AWWA Peer Review Editorial Board. He is chairman of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ Climate Change and ResilienceCommittee and a board member of the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin.