Greg Volkhardt has been at Tacoma Water for 15-years and currently manages the Source Water and Treatment Operations division to deliver clean, reliable water to homes and businesses in the central and south Puget Sound region of Washington State. Greg and his team are responsible for watershed operations, source water protection, water treatment and systems operations, environmental stewardship, water quality monitoring, and the cross connection/backflow prevention programs.
Greg holds a BS degree in Fisheries (1985) from Humboldt State University (now Cal Poly Humboldt) in Arcata CA. He and his wife Connie live in Olympia Washington where he serves on the elder board of his church.
Organization Type: Municipal and Industrial Water Provider.
Water Supply: Green River Supply (95%) and groundwater (5%).
Population Served: 320,000 retail, 200,000 wholesale, and partner utilities.
Water Users: Flood Control, Fisheries, Water Supply.
Total Storage Volume: 50,000 AF.
Key Issues/Challenges: Salmon recovery, fish passage, federal funding, FIRO, completion of storage agreement requirements.